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Michigan (District: 11)



starts 01/03/2013


Kerry Bentivolio (born October 6, 1951) is the http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_House_of_Representatives">United States Representative for http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michigan%27s_11th_congressional_district">Michigan’s 11th congressional district, in office since 2013. Bentivolio, a http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Republican_Party_(United_States)">Republican, defeated http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Democratic_Party_(United_States)">Democratic nominee http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syed_Taj">Syed Taj, a physician, in the http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_House_of_Representatives_elections_in_Michigan,_2012#District_11">November 6, 2012 election. The seat was vacated by Representative http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thaddeus_McCotter">Thaddeus McCotter, who resigned from Congress on July 6, 2012, and was briefly held by Democrat http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Curson">David Curson of http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belleville,_Michigan">Belleville, Michigan.

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 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Army">Army veteran who served in the http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vietnam_War">Vietnam War, the http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gulf_War">Gulf War, and the http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iraq_War">Iraq War. He is married to Karen Bentivolio, a registered nurse, and resides in http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milford,_Michigan">Milford, Michigan.

Kerry Bentivolio, a Michigan native, has been making a difference in his community of Milford for nearly 30 years.  Kerry’s background includes military service, business, automotive design, real estate, political activism, education, and community involvement.  These experiences distinguish him as a balanced leader and creative problem solver.

After high school, Kerry enlisted into the U. S. Army, serving as an infantry rifleman in Vietnam. Upon his honorable discharge, he attended Oakland Community College. He then transferred from OCC to Michigan State University.  While attending State, he met his future wife, Karen, a nursing student at the University of Michigan.  Kerry later earned a Bachelor of Arts from St. Mary’s College and a Master of Education from Marygrove College.

This enthusiastic professional’s impressive work history includes his present career as an educator for over a decade.  He has taught English, history, social studies and computer-aided design in both public and private schools.

For over 20 years, he proudly served with the Michigan Army National Guard where he worked tirelessly to protect and defend the United States of America. He served with the military police on the home front during Desert Storm and in Iraq in 2007, at age 56, with an Artillery Unit in an administrative capacity. Kerry was medically evacuated from Iraq after suffering a neck injury and retired.

Kerry and Karen have resided in Milford since 1982.  They live on a small farm raising reindeer trained to pull Santa’s sleigh in various parades and special holiday events. They also maintain a small flock of chickens, a 25-hive apiary of honeybees, and a 115-vine vineyard. They have two adult children and three grandchildren.

Kerry Bentivolio lives an active life filled with friends, family and outdoor activities. In spare moments from his busy schedule, he is a sportsman and an avid bass fisherman. He also attempts golf whenever time permits and enjoys shooting clay pigeons.

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