Kerry Bentivolio is a former Congressman from Michigan’s 11th Congressional District.
During his first term in the 113th Congress, he passed multiple pieces of legislation with 100% bipartisan support, while advocating for small business owners, their employees, and everyday Michiganders – receiving the “Guardian of Small Business Award” from the National Federation of Independent Business and the “Taxpayers’ Friend Award” from the National Taxpayers Union. Kerry was also rated as one of the most transparent members in the House of Representatives, posting every vote and his rational on social media for his constituents.
Beyond this, he spent nearly 15 years as an educator and proudly served in the U.S. Army—both in Vietnam and later Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Kerry is a constitutional conservative with libertarian leanings. He believes in individual liberties and hopes to avoid careless foreign intervention. He is pro-life, a reformer, believes strongly in the second amendment, and champions smaller, effective government.
He is a husband, father, grandfather, and life-long area resident.
A signatory of both the “Taxpayer Protection Pledge” and “Liberty Compact,” which you can see below, Kerry fully understands the role of an elected official is to protect your freedoms and way of life, not take them away.
He will advocate common sense, practical solutions for the people of Michigan’s 11th Congressional District, not special interest groups or ideologs.
I PLEDGE TO THE CITIZENS OF THIS STATE, AND TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, THAT AS THEIR ELECTED REPRESENTATIVE I WILL WORK TO: RESTORE LIBERTY, NOT RESTRICT IT; SHRINK GOVERNMENT, NOT EXPAND IT; REDUCE TAXES, NOT RAISE THEM; ABOLISH PROGRAMS, NOT CREATE THEM; PROMOTE THE FREEDOM AND INDEPENDENCE OF CITIZENS, NOT THE INTERFERENCE OF GOVERNMENT IN THEIR LIVES; AND OBSERVE THE LIMITED, ENUMERATED POWERS OF OUR CONSTITUTION, NOT IGNORE THEM.