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Rep. Kerry Bentivolio (R-Mich.)

  • District: 11th District, Southeast -- Livonia, Canton, Troy
  • Residence: Milford
  • Born: October 6, 1951; Detroit, Mich.
  • Religion: Roman Catholic
  • Family: Wife, Karen Bentivolio; two children
  • Education: Oakland Community College, attended 1971-83; Michigan State U., attended 1972-75; Michigan State U., attended 1989; St. Mary's College (Michigan), B.A. 1999 (social science); Marygrove College, M.A. 2001 (education)
  • Military Service: Army 1970-71; Mich. National Guard 1974; Mich. National Guard 1990-2009
  • Political Highlights: Sought Republican nomination for Mich. Senate, 2010; Republican nominee for U.S. House (special election), 2012; U.S. House, 2013-present
  • Elected: Elected: 2012 (1st term); Defeated Syed S. Taj, D, to succeed Rep. David A. Curson, who retired
  • Committee Assignments: Oversight & Government Reform (Economic Growth, Job Creation and Regulatory Affairs; National Security); Small Business (Contracting & Workforce; Investigations, Oversight & Regulations)

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State Information: 11th District, Southeast -- Livonia, Canton, Troy

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2012 general Kerry Bentivolio (R) 181,788 50.8%
Syed Taj (D) 158,879 44.4%
John Tatar (LIBERT) 9,637 2.7%
Steven Duke (GREEN) 4,568 1.3%
Daniel Johnson (NL) 3,251 0.9%
James Van Gilder (WRI) 14  
Ralph Sherman (WRI) 1  
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2012 Barack Obama: 47% Mitt Romney: 52%
2008 Barack Obama: 50% John McCain: 48%




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