Kerry Bentivolio
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Kerry Bentivolio

Republican

Michigan politician, candidate for U.S. Congress

Milford, Michigan
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Kerry Bentivolio

Michigan politician, candidate for U.S. Congress
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Kerry Bentivolio (born October 6, 1951) is an American politician and teacher of 15 years, who is the former United States Representative for Michigan's 11th congressional district, in office from 2013 to 2015. Bentivolio, a Republican, defeated Democratic nominee Syed Taj, a physician, in the November 6, 2012 election. Bentivolio was defeated for the Republican nomination in his bid for a second term by attorney David Trott. He launched a write-in campaign for the November 2014 general election but lost again to Trott. After Trott announced he was not seeking reelection in 2018, Bentivolio again sought election in the eleventh district, but finished last in the primary. In October 2019, Bentivolio announced that he would again run for his former congressional seat against Democrat Haley Stevens.Bentivolio worked as a designer in the automotive industry for twenty years, followed by teaching for fifteen years in schools and institutions. He is an Army veteran who served in the Vietnam War, the Gulf War, and the Iraq War.

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Experience

Education

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Madonna University
MA Education
1999
Oakland Community College
AA Liberal Arts
Saint Mary's College
BA
Michigan State University
BA Social Science
Marygrove College
MA Education

Past Positions

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Representative
United States House of Representatives
2012 - 2014
Served
Michigan Army National Guard
1974
Served
Artillery Unit, United States Military Police
2007 - 2008
Teacher
FCS
2004 - Current
Event Coordinator
Ronald Reagan Campaign
1980
Served
United States Army
1970 - 1971
Former Automotive Designer
General Motors (GM)
Former Automotive Designer
Ford

Other Experience

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Member
American Veterans (AMVETS)
Member
Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW)
Member
American Legion

Campaign Funding

2018
2016
2014
2012
20
18
$31,912
Total Raised
$33,571
Total Spent
$1,017
Cash on Hand
Financial Data Source: Center for Responsive Politics