David Trott

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David Trott
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Michigan, District 11
Bachelor'sUniversity of Michigan
J.D.Duke University
ProfessionForeclosure lawyer
Campaign website
David Trott is a 2014 Republican candidate seeking election to the U.S. House to represent the 11th Congressional District of Michigan. He defeated incumbent Rep. Kerry Bentivolio in the Republican primary. In the polls leading up to the primary, Trott showed a commanding lead against Bentivolio.


Trott is the chairman of Trott & Trott PC, a firm that represents banks and lenders in foreclosure and bankruptcy cases. In an ad by primary opponent Rep. Kerry Bentivolio, Bentivolio referred to Trott as "the Foreclosure King," as his firm is the largest foreclosure law firm in Michigan.[1]



See also: Michigan's 11th Congressional District elections, 2014

Trott is running in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent Michigan's 11th District. Trott won the Republican nomination in the primary on August 5, 2014, defeating incumbent Kerry Bentivolio. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.[2]

U.S. House, Michigan District 11 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Kerry Bentivolio Incumbent 33.6% 21,254
Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Trott 66.4% 42,008
Total Votes 63,262
Source: Michigan Secretary of State


Kerry Bentivolio vs. Dave Trott
Poll Kerry Bentivolio Dave TrottUndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
National Research Inc.
(June 22-23, 2014)
WXYZ/Detroit Free Press
(July 12-13, 2014)
AVERAGES 26% 46% 28% +/-4.2 611
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org

Campaign donors


Candidates for Congress are required to file reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Trott's reports.

David Trott (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
October Quarterly[3]October 15, 2013$0.00$648,519.32$(196,098.01)$452,421.31
Year-End[4]January 31, 2014$452,421.31$450,564.97$(192,257.09)$710,729.19
April Quarterly[5]April 15, 2014$710,729.19$587,335.50$(256,543.33)$1,041,521.36
Running totals

Trott's April 2014 ad, "Dave Trott Works"

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