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11th District Candidate Profile: Kerry Bentivolio

Patch sent out a survey to candidates running for Michigan's 11th Congressional District. Here are Kerry Bentivolio's (R-Milford) responses.

Kerry Bentivolio is running as the sole Republican candidate on the ballot for the U.S. Congress to represent . The was moved into the new 11th following the 2010 U.S. Census. Bentivolio will be on the Aug. 7 primary, facing write-in candidate and the for the Republican spot in the November election. Democrats running are and Bill Roberts.

Here are Bentivolio's responses to Patch's candidate questionnaire:

Age:

60

Family info:

Wife, Karen; Two adult children, Kristen (Lee) and Kevin; Three grandchildren.

City of residence:

Milford

How long?

30 Years

Occupation:

Teacher

Education:

AA; BA; MA

Prior Professional Experience:

Small Business Owner; 27 years in US Army and Michigan Army National Guard; Teacher; Automotive Designer; Homebuilder

Previous elected offices held:

N/A

Community service:

Veteran of two foreign wars, Vietnam (70-71) and Iraqi Freedom (2007); 27 years in US Army and Michigan Army National Guard

What made you decide to run?

I wanted to push the incumbent on issues related to government accountability, forced union contracting, and public debt. Now I have the opportunity to hammer those issues home.

What issues do you see affecting your district?

I wanted to push the incumbent on issues related to government accountability, forced union contracting, and public debt. Now I have the opportunity to hammer those issues home.

What national issues would you like to influence as a member of U.S. Congress?

I want to make sure that we provide a business environment that is friendly to entrepreneurs and innovators, who can create jobs. I want to tackle our public debt so we can provide a better life to our children and grandchildren. I want to provide additional accountability and transparency in government. I want to repeal ObamaCare. Finally, I want to provide better care for our veterans who have sacrificed so much.

What are your thoughts on your new district lines?

I think that all the people that I have met in the 11th Congressional District are wonderful folks. We have as much talent in this District as any. I wouldn’t trade this district for any in the USA.

Darrell Johnson August 05, 2012 at 10:36 PM
www.bentivolioforcongress.com

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