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Kerry Bentivolio
Kerry Bentivolio.jpg
U.S. House, Michigan, District 11
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 2013-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 1
PartyRepublican
PredecessorDavid Curson (D)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Cost per vote$2.65 in 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$485,728
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sSt. Mary’s College
Master'sMarygrove College
Military service
Service/branchArmy
Service branchMichigan Army National Guard
Personal
BirthdayOct. 6, 1951
Place of birthDetroit, Michigan
Net worth$654,016
ReligionChristian
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Kerry Bentivolio (b. October 6, 1951, in Detroit, MI) is a Republican member of the U.S. House representing Michigan's 11th Congressional District. He was first elected in 2012. He defeated Syed Taj (D), John Tatar (L), Steven Paul Duke (G) and Daniel Johnson (NLP) in the general election on November 6, 2012.

After Bentivolio was defeated by David Curson (D) in a 2012 special election, he defeated Syed Taj (D) in the regular election for a two-year term in Congress.[1][2]

Bentivolio is running for re-election to Michigan's 11th District in 2014.

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Bentivolio is a more moderate right of center Republican Party vote. As a result, he may break with the Republican Party line more than his fellow members.

Biography

Upon graduating from high school, Bentivolio enlisted into the U.S. Army as an Infantry rifleman in Vietnam from 1970 through 1971. After his honorable discharge, he earned his associate degree in Liberal Arts from Oakland Community College. He then transferred to Michigan State University, where he obtained his B.A. degree and M.A. in Education. He was a design engineer in the automotive industry for more than 20 years. He also served with the military police during Desert Storm. He and his wife, Karen, have lived in Milford, since 1982.[3]

Career

The following is a list of Bentivolio's career highlights.[4]

  • 1970-1971: Served, United States Army
  • 2007: Served, Artillery Unit, United States Military Police
  • Design Engineer, Automotive Industry
  • Served, Michigan Army National Guard
  • Social Studies Teacher

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Bentivolio serves on the following committees:[5]

Key votes

113th Congress

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The 113th Congress has had 55 out of 5,401 introduced bills enacted into law (1%) as of November 30, 2013. Comparatively, the 112th Congress had 1.14% of introduced bills enacted into law in the first session.[6] For more information pertaining to Bentivolio's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[7]

National security

NDAA

Voted "Yes" Bentivolio voted for HR 1960 - the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014. The bill passed the House on June 14, 2013, with a vote of 315 - 108. Both parties were somewhat divided on the vote.[8]

DHS Appropriations

Voted "No" Bentivolio voted against HR 2217 - the DHS Appropriations Act (2014) Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 that was largely along party lines.[9]

CISPA (2013)

Voted "No" Bentivolio voted against HR 624 - the CISPA (2013). The bill passed the House on April 18, 2013, with a vote of 288 - 127. The bill would allow federal intelligence agencies to share cybersecurity intelligence and information with private entities and utilities. The bill was largely supported by Republicans, but divided the Democratic Party.[10]

Economy

Farm bill

Voted "No" On January 29, 2014, the U.S. House approved the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013, H.R. 2642, also known as the Farm Bill.[11] The bill passed by a vote of 251-166. The nearly 1,000-page bill reformed and continued various programs of the Department of Agriculture through 2018. The $1 trillion bill expanded crop insurance for farmers by $7 billion over the next decade and created new subsidies for rice and peanut growers that would kick in when prices drop.[12][13] However, cuts to the food stamp program cut an average of $90 per month for 1.7 million people in 15 states.[13] Bentivolio voted with 62 other Republican representatives against the bill.

2014 Budget

Voted "No" On January 15, 2014, the Republican-run House approved H.R. 3547, a $1.1 trillion spending bill to fund the government through September 30, 2014.[14][15] The House voted 359-67 for the 1,582 page bill, with 64 Republicans and three Democrats voting against the bill.[15] The omnibus package included 12 annual spending bills to fund federal operations.[16] It included a 1% increase in the paychecks of federal workers and military personnel, a $1 billion increase in Head Start funding for early childhood education, reduced funding to the Internal Revenue Service and the Environmental Protection Agency and protected the Affordable Care Act from any drastic cuts. Bentivolio joined with the 63 other Republicans and 3 Democrats who voted against the bill.[14][15]

Government shutdown

See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Voted "Yes" On September 30, 2013, the House passed a final stopgap spending bill before the shutdown went into effect. The bill included a one-year delay of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate and would have also stripped the bill of federal subsidies for congressional members and staff. It passed through the House with a vote of 228-201.[17] At 1 a.m. on October 1, 2013, one hour after the shutdown officially began, the House voted to move forward with going to a conference. In short order, Sen. Harry Reid rejected the call to conference.[18] Bentivolio voted in favor of the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[19]

Voted "No" The shutdown finally ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the Senate. The bill to reopen the government lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funded the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by Senate Democrats was to require income verification for Obamacare subsidies.[20] The House passed the legislation shortly after the Senate, by a vote of 285-144, with all 144 votes against the legislation coming from Republican members. Bentivolio voted against HR 2775.[21]

Federal Pay Adjustment Act

Voted "Yes" Bentivolio voted for HR 273 - Eliminates the 2013 Statutory Pay Adjustment for Federal Employees. The bill passed the House on February 15, 2013, with a vote of 261 - 154. The bill would prevent a 0.5% pay increase for all federal workers from taking effect, saving the federal government $11 billion over 10 years.[22]

Immigration

Morton Memos Prohibition

Voted "Yes" Bentivolio voted for House Amendment 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order. The amendment was adopted by the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 224 - 201. The purpose of the amendment as stated on the official text is to "prohibit the use of funds to finalize, implement, administer, or enforce the Morton Memos." These memos would have granted administrative amnesty to certain illegal aliens residing in the United States.[23] The vote largely followed party lines.[24]

Healthcare

Healthcare Reform Rules

Voted "Yes" Bentivolio voted for House Amendment 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The amendment was adopted by the House on August 2, 2013, with a vote of 227-185. The amendment requires that all changes to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act be approved by Congress before taking effect. The vote was largely along party lines.[25]

Social issues

Abortion

Voted "Yes" Bentivolio voted for HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. The resolution passed the House on June 18, 2013, with a vote of 228 - 196 that largely followed party lines. The purpose of the bill is to ban abortions that would take place 20 or more weeks after fertilization.[26]

Issues

On The Issues Vote Match

Bentivolio's Vote Match results from On The Issues.
See also: On The Issues Vote Match

On The Issues conducts a VoteMatch analysis of elected officials based on 20 issue areas. Rather than relying on incumbents to complete the quiz themselves, the VoteMatch analysis is conducted using voting records, statements to the media, debate transcripts or citations from books authored by or about the candidate. Based on the results of the quiz, Bentivolio is a Libertarian-Leaning Conservative. Bentivolio received a score of 27 percent on social issues and 86 percent on economic issues.[27]

On The Issues organization logo.

The table below contains the results of analysis compiled by staff at On The Issues.

On The Issues Vote Quiz[28]
Economic Issues Social Issues
Issue Stance Issue Stance
Legally require hiring women & minorities Opposes Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right Strongly Opposes
Expand ObamaCare Strongly Opposes Comfortable with same-sex marriage Strongly Opposes
Vouchers for school choice Favors Keep God in the public sphere Unknown
Absolute right to gun ownership Strongly Favors Human needs over animal rights Strongly Opposes
Higher taxes on the wealthy Strongly Opposes Stricter punishment reduces crime Strongly Favors
Support & expand free trade Unknown Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens Strongly Opposes
Stricter limits on political campaign funds Strongly Opposes Maintain US sovereignty from UN Strongly Favors
Prioritize green energy Strongly Opposes Expand the military Favors
Stimulus better than market-led recovery Strongly Opposes Stay out of Iran Opposes
Privatize Social Security Unknown Never legalize marijuana Opposes
Note: Information last updated: 2014.[27]

Campaign themes

2012

Below are several campaign issues which were highlighted on Bentivolio's campaign website.[29]

  • Economic Solutions

Excerpt: "Cut the Bureaucracy and Regulations to allow American innovation will get us out of this recession. We all know that a Washington bureaucrat won’t pick the next Henry Ford or Steve Jobs... We need to cut taxes now. Our high taxes make it cheaper to do business in foreign countries at times... Government bureaucrats should not be allowed to gamble our money on their friends’ businesses. That is exactly what the current administration did with Solyndra, and it cost taxpayers more than five hundred million dollars."[30]

  • Healthcare

Excerpt: "I wholeheartedly oppose Obamacare, and would repeal it."[31]

  • Balancing the Budget

Excerpt: "The debt crisis facing the United States is one of the most preventable calamities that our nation has ever faced. To force the career politicians to finally act, I strongly support a Balanced Budget Amendment and will co-sponsor such an amendment."[32]

  • Immigration

Excerpt: "Any immigration reform must begin with securing the border and stopping the flow of those who are coming into this country illegally... We should offer no amnesty to illegal immigrants, which amounts to condoning illegality."[33]

  • Our Constitutional Republic

Excerpt: "As a Congressman, I will scrutinize legislation that abuses the commerce power or other federal powers. I will seek to return more power to the States and to the people. I will seek to return power to the states, and to the people, where it belongs. And, I will do all possible to persuade the Senate to vet judicial candidates carefully to ensure they understand and appreciate the limits of federal power under the 10th Amendment."[34]

Impeachment of President Obama

During an August 2013 town hall meeting, Bentivolio told constituents that he had consulted lawyers regarding presidential impeachment laws. Although he concluded there was not enough evidence, he stated, "If I could write that bill, it’d be a dream come true. But because he is president, I have to respect the office. That’s my job as a congressman."[35]

Elections

2014

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

Bentivolio is running for re-election to Michigan's 11th District in 2014. Bentivolio is seeking the Republican nomination in the primary on August 5, 2014. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

Campaign manager troubles

2014
David Wolkinson, Bentivolio's 2014 campaign manager, left the campaign in the midst of the primary battle against businessman David Trott.

2012
Bentivolio's 2012 campaign manager, Robert Dindoffer, sued Bentivolio in early 2014 for money Dindoffer believed was owed to him.[36]

Endorsements

  • Tea Party Express[37]

2012

See also: Michigan's 11th Congressional District elections, 2012

Bentivolio won election in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Michigan's 11th District.[38] He defeated write-in candidate Nancy Cassis in the Republican primary. He then defeated Syed Taj (D), John Tatar (L), Steven Paul Duke (G) and Daniel Johnson (NLP) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[39]

U.S. House, Michigan District 11 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Syed Taj 44.4% 158,879
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKerry Bentivolio 50.8% 181,788
     Libertarian John Tatar 2.7% 9,637
     Green Steven Paul Duke 1.3% 4,569
     NLP Daniel Johnson 0.9% 3,251
     Write-in James Van Gilder 0% 14
     Write-in Ralph Sherman 0% 1
Total Votes 358,139
Source: Michigan Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

According to the Detroit Free Press, Bentivolio began airing television ads in late June to thwart a write-in campaign by former state Sen. Nancy Cassis, who entered the race as a write-in candidate at the behest of Republican leaders in Oakland and Wayne counties.[40]

Endorsements

Bentivolio was endorsed by the organizations and individuals below.[41]

  • Governor Rick Snyder
  • Lt. Gov Brian Calley
  • Michigan Republican Chairman Bobby Schostak
  • Michigan Republican Coalitions Vice-Chair Victor Diaz
  • Michigan Republican Youth Vice-Chair Sarah Ledford
  • Ambassador Ron Weiser
  • Senator Rand Paul
  • Senator Rick Santorum
  • Congressman and U.S. Senate candidate Peter Hoekstra
  • Congresswoman Candice Miller
  • Congressman Justin Amash
  • Congressman Dan Banishek
  • Congressman Ron Paul
  • FreedomWorks PAC
  • Tea Party Express
  • Gun Owners of America Political Victory Fund
  • Young Americans for Liberty PAC

On June 26, 2012, Roll Call reported that Bentivolio had picked up the endorsement of Republican incumbent from Michigan's 3rd District Justin Amash. “Having spent time with Kerry over the last few weeks and having listened to his vision for our country, I believe that Kerry is someone we can count on to do what’s right, not just what’s easy,” Amash said in a statement released by Bentivolio’s campaign.[42]

On July 26, 2012, Roll Call reported that Senator Rand Paul had endorsed Bentivolio. Roll Call also reported that local GOP officials were supporting former state Sen. Nancy Cassis, even though she isn't on the primary ballot, because they view her as the more viable candidate.[43]

Special election

See also: Michigan's 11th Congressional District special election, 2012

Bentivolio also ran in the special election to Michigan's 11th District to fill the final weeks of former Representative Thaddeus McCotter's term. He defeated Nancy Cassis, Kenneth Crider, Carolyn Kavanagh and Steve King in the special primary on September 7, 2012. He lost to David Curson (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[44]

U.S. House, Michigan District 11 Special Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngKerry Bentivolio 41.7% 10,280
Nancy Cassis 35.7% 8,804
Steve King 10.8% 2,654
Kenneth Crider 7% 1,715
Carolyn Kavanagh 4.9% 1,208
Total Votes 24,661

According to the website Daily Kos, this race was one of nine top-ballot 2012 races that contained Libertarian candidates who received more total votes than was the difference between the Democratic winner and the GOP runner-up. In this case, John Tatar took in over 4,000 more votes than the number that separated Curson and Bentivolio.[45]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Bentivolio is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Bentivolio raised a total of $485,728 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 16, 2013.[46]

Kerry Bentivolio's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 US House (Michigan, District 11) Won $485,728
Grand Total Raised $485,728

2014

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Bentivolio’s reports.[47]

Kerry Bentivolio (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[48]April 16, 2013$0.00$40,850.17$(5,100.68)$35,749.49
July Quarterly[49]July 15, 2013$35,749.49$65,491.76$(63,480.72)$37,760.53
October Quarterly[50]October 15, 2013$37,760.53$59,177.00$(58,259.92)$38,677.61
Year-End[51]January 31, 2014$38,677.61$127,165.25$(36,633.12)$129,209.74
April Quarterly[52]April 15, 2014$129,209.74$110,970.84$(110,680.77)$129,499.81
Running totals
$403,655.02$(274,155.21)

2012

Breakdown of funds according to source.

Bentivolio won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Bentivolio's campaign committee raised a total of $485,729 and spent $482,219.[53]

Cost per vote

Bentivolio spent $2.65 per vote received in 2012.

Personal Gain Index

Congressional Personal Gain Index graphic.png
See also: Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress)

The Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress) is a four-part measurement that illustrates the extent to which members of the U.S. Congress have prospered during their tenure as public servants.
It consists of four different metrics pioneered by the Government Accountability Institute:

PGI: Change in net worth

See also: Changes in Net Worth of U.S. Senators and Representatives (Personal Gain Index) and Net worth of United States Senators and Representatives
Net Worth Metric graphic.png

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Bentivolio's net worth as of 2012 was estimated between $277,032 and $1,031,000. That averages to $654,016, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican representatives in 2012 of $$7,614,097.96. Bentivolio ranked as the 246th most wealthy representative in 2012.[54] Between 2011 and 2012, Bentivolio's calculated net worth[55] increased by an average of 80 percent per year. Between 2004 and 2012, the average annual percentage increase for a member of Congress was 15.4 percent.[56]

Kerry Bentivolio Yearly Net Worth
YearAverage Net Worth
2011$362,877
2012$654,016
Growth from 2011 to 2012:80%
Average annual growth:80%[57]
Comparatively, the American citizen experienced a median yearly decline in net worth of -0.94%.[58]
The data used to calculate changes in net worth may include changes resulting from assets gained through marriage, inheritance, changes in family estates and/or trusts, changes in family business ownership and many other variables unrelated to a member's behavior in Congress.

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

See also: GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Bentivolio is a "centrist Republican follower" as of June 4, 2013.[59]

Like-minded colleagues

The website OpenCongress tracks the voting records of each member to determine with whom he or she votes most and least often. The results include a member from each party.[60]

Bentivolio most often votes with:

Bentivolio least often votes with:

Lifetime voting record

See also: Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives

According to the website GovTrack, Bentivolio missed 0 of 89 roll call votes from Jan 2013 to Mar 2013, which is 0.0% of votes during that period. This is better than the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving.[61]

Voting with party

2013

The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus. According to the website, Bentivolio has voted with the Republican Party 94.9% of the time. This ranked 176th among the 233 House Republicans as of June 2013.[62]

Personal

Bentivolio is married to his wife, Karen. They and have one child.[63]

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See also

External links

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References

  1. Detroit Free Press, "Curson and Bentivolio both won bids for McCotter's seat," November 7, 2012
  2. Click On Detroit, "Michigan's David Curson gets 6 weeks in US Congress," November 7, 2012
  3. Kerry for Congress, "About," May 25, 2012
  4. Project Vote Smart, "Kerry Bentivolio's Profile," accessed October 9, 2012
  5. CQ.com, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress," accessed March 3, 2013
  6. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, First Session of the 112th Congress," accessed September 5, 2013
  7. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, Second Session of the 113th Congress," accessed March 4, 2014
  8. Project Vote Smart, "HR 1960 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014 - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  9. Project Vote Smart, "HR 2217 - DHS Appropriations Act (2014) Act of 2014 - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  10. Project Vote Smart, "HR 624 - CISPA (2013) - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  11. Clerk of U.S. House, "Roll Call Vote 31: H.R. 2642," accessed February 12, 2014
  12. Politico, "House clears farm bill," accessed February 12, 2014
  13. 13.0 13.1 New York Times, "Senate passes long-stalled Farm Bill, With clear winners and losers," accessed February 12, 2014
  14. 14.0 14.1 CNN.com, "House passes compromise $1.1 trillion budget for 2014," accessed January 20, 2014
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 U.S. House, "Roll Call Vote 21," accessed January 20, 2014
  16. Roll Call, "House Passes $1.1 Trillion Omnibus," accessed January 20, 2014
  17. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  18. Buzzfeed, "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013
  19. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  20. The Washington Post, "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013
  21. U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013
  22. Project Vote Smart, "HR 273 - Eliminates the 2013 Statutory Pay Adjustment for Federal Employees - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  23. The Library of Congress, "H.AMDT.136," accessed September 16, 2013
  24. Project Vote Smart, "H Amdt 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  25. Project Vote Smart, "H Amdt 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  26. Project Vote Smart, "HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  27. 27.0 27.1 On The Issues, "Kerry Bentivolio Vote Match," accessed June 20, 2014
  28. The questions in the quiz are broken down into two sections -- social and economic. In social questions, liberals and libertarians agree in choosing the less-government answers, while conservatives and populists agree in choosing the more-restrictive answers. For the economic questions, conservatives and libertarians agree in choosing the less-government answers, while liberals and populists agree in choosing the more-restrictive answers.
  29. Kerry Bentivolio, "Issues," accessed October 9, 2012
  30. Kerry Bentivolio, "Economic Solutions," accessed October 9, 2012
  31. Kerry Bentivolio, "Healthcare," accessed October 9, 2012
  32. Kerry Bentivolio, "Balancing Budget," accessed October 9, 2012
  33. Kerry Bentivolio, "Immigration," accessed October 9, 2012
  34. Kerry Bentivolio, "Constitutional Republic," accessed October 9, 2012
  35. The Washington Post, "GOP congressman: Impeaching Obama would be a ‘dream come true,’" accessed August 21, 2013
  36. The Washington Post, "Rep. Kerry Bentivolio’s (R-Mich.) campaign manager departs," accessed June 2, 2014
  37. Detroit Free Press, "Congressman Kerry Bentivolio picks up Tea Party Express endorsement," February 19, 2014
  38. Politico, "2012 Election Map, Michigan," accessed August 1, 2012
  39. Associated Press, "2012 primary results," accessed August 7, 2012
  40. Detroit Free Press, "Republican in 11th Congressional district makes TV ad buy" July 3, 2012
  41. Kerry Bentivolio, "Endorsements," accessed October 9, 2012
  42. Roll Call, "Freshman Amash backs Kerry Bentivolio," July 6, 2012
  43. Roll Call, "Bentivolio nabs Rand Paul endorsement," July 28, 2012
  44. Daily Tribune, "Bentivolio wins special Mich. US House GOP primary," September 6, 2012
  45. Daily Kos, "Libertarians provided the margin for Democrats and at least nine elections," November 15, 2012
  46. Open Secrets, "Career Fundraising for Kerry Bentivolio," accessed May 16, 2013
  47. Federal Election Commission, "Kerry Bentivolio Summary Report," accessed July 30, 2013
  48. Federal Election Commission, "Kerry Bentivolio April Quarterly," accessed July 30, 2013
  49. Federal Election Commission, "Kerry Bentivolio July Quarterly," accessed July 30, 2013
  50. Federal Election Commission, "Kerry Bentivolio October Quarterly," accessed October 22, 2013
  51. Federal Election Commission, "Kerry Bentivolio Year-End," accessed February 10, 2014
  52. Federal Election Commission, "Kerry Bentivolio April Quarterly," accessed April 21, 2014
  53. Open Secrets, " 2012 Re-Election Cycle," accessed February 15, 2013
  54. OpenSecrets, "Bentivolio, (R-MI), 2012," accessed February 18, 2014
  55. This figure represents the average annual percentage growth from either 2004 (if the member entered office in 2004 or earlier) or their first year in office (as noted in the chart below) to 2012, divided by the number of years calculated.
  56. This number was found by dividing each member's total net worth growth percentage by the number of years included in the calculation.
  57. This figure represents the total percentage growth divided by the number of years for which there are net worth figures for each member.
  58. This figure was calculated using median asset data from the Census Bureau. Please see the Congressional Net Worth data for Ballotpedia spreadsheet for more information on this calculation.
  59. GovTrack, "Kerry Bentivolio," accessed June 4, 2013
  60. OpenCongress, "Kerry Bentivolio," accessed August 6, 2013
  61. GovTrack, "Kerry Bentivolio," accessed April 2013
  62. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed June 4, 2013
  63. Vote Smart Project, "Kerry Bentivolio's Profile," accessed October 9, 2012
Political offices
Preceded by
David Curson
U.S. House - Michigan District 11
2013-present
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