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Candidate Profile: Kerry Bentivolio

Patch has 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 a Republican candidate for U.S. Congress to represent for the remainder of Thaddeus McCotter's term and for the 2013-15 term. Bentivolio will be on the Sept. 5 special primary. Other Republican candidates are , Steve King, Kenneth Crider and Carolyn Cavanagh. The Republican winner of the special primary will face Democrat David Curson in the Nov. 6 election.

Bentivolio aslo faces Democrat on Nov. 6 for the regular election.

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 have you been a Novi resident?

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.

dk August 07, 2012 at 05:32 PM
They would rather wage war on poor people than poverty. They're good Christians - just ask them.
john kling August 07, 2012 at 09:14 PM
He is bad on immigration issues- open borders guy.
Brian Baxter August 08, 2012 at 01:18 AM
Too bad the truth will not get out in time for that lie to be exposed. I know him personally and that is not a position he stands for. Nancy Cassis ran on more lies than on her own platform. It's disgraceful.
DCC August 08, 2012 at 03:49 PM
R Murphy, just how does the Veterans Administration get funding to provide medical care to veterans? Who paid for the transport, food, and bullets used during both wars listed? And who was asked their permission as to whether money from their pockets could be used to pay for all that, including the wages paid to all involved? In answer to your question, most everyone one has.
DCC August 08, 2012 at 03:54 PM
Compare the answers to two of the questions posed here: (1)What made you decide to run? (2)What issues do you see affecting your district? After reading Dr. Taj's thoughtful responses to both, KB's reminds me of the question in that old ad: "Where's the beef?"

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