Monday, March 18, 2013
The office will introduce clients to the federal services that are available to them, Bentivolio says.
Saying his "number one priority" is constituent services, Congressman Kerry Bentivolio is taking his office on the road, including a stop in Novi. Bentivolio's 11th Congressional District mobile office will tour a number of communities March 19-22 to introduce constituents to the federal services that are available to them. “The 11th District Mobile Office provides our constituents with greater access to Federal services by bringing the office right into their community," Bentivolio said in a press release. The mobile office’s April schedule will be released after the tour to these communities: Tuesday, March 19th 9 a.m. Birmingham – City Offices, 151 Martin Street 10:30 a.m. Bloomfield Hills – City Offices, 45 E. Long Lake Rd. 1:30 p.m…
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Entries can be submitted to the Commerce office of 11th District Congressman Kerry Bentivolio.
High school students from Michigan’s 11th Congressional District are invited to submit artwork to the 2013 Congressional Art Competition. According to a press release from the office of Congressman Kerry Bentivolio (R-Milford), the winning piece will be displayed at the U.S. Capitol Building. Additionally, the winner will receive two round trip airline tickets to Washington, D.C. to view their artwork on display at the ribbon cutting ceremony in June. The deadline to submit an entry to Congressman Bentivolio’s district office, 800 Welch Rd., Commerce, is April 26. For more information and application instructions, visit https://bentivolio.house.gov/services/art-competition or contact the office at 248-859-2982.
Thursday, January 24, 2013
You can tell Congress your views on small business by participating in this discussion.
U.S. Rep. Kerry Bentivolio (R-Milford) has been appointed to House Committee on Small Business and will hold a small business round-table discussion on Jan. 28. Business representatives from Bentivolio's district, which includes Novi and Northville, are invited to attend. The round table will be held on Monday at 7 p.m. at the Plymouth District Library, 223 S. Main Street. Bentivolio will be holding these round tables on a monthly basis at different locations around the district. If you are interested in hosting a round table in the future, contact Melanie Collinsworth at 248-859-2982 or at Melanie.Collinsworth@mail.house.gov.
Felony charge against Paul Seewald and Don Yowchuang dismissed by Wayne County Circuit Court judge.
A Wayne County Circuit Court judge on Jan. 18 dismissed a felony conspiracy charge against two former staffers for former U.S. Rep. Thaddeus McCotter, who resigned this past year amid a petition fraud scandal, the Detroit Free Press reported. According to the Free Press report, the staffers also were sentenced to probation for their previous pleas in the case. The charges include the following: Seewald must complete 100 hours of community service, the report indicated, while Yowchuang must complete 200. Both are barred from collecting petition signatures during their respective probation periods. McCotter resigned his Congressional seat in July 2012 after a whirlwind year, including the petition fraud scandal, as well as a failed …
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
The Republican congressman, who represents Novi and Northville, says the Enumerated Powers Act 'holds Congress accountable' for upholding the Constitution.
Wednesday, January 16
On Tuesday, Republican Congressman Kerry Bentivolio co-sponsored his first bill, the Enumerated Powers Act (H.R. 109). Bentivolio represents Michigan's new 11th Congressional District, which includes Novi and Northville. According to a press release, the bill requires Congress to specify the source of authority under the United States Constitution for the enactment of laws. “I am proud that the first bill I am co-sponsoring holds Congress accountable for its highest duty of upholding the Constitution,” Bentivolio said. “I was sent to Congress to protect our rights, not take them away. If this bill is enacted, it will act as a safeguard against unconstitutional legislation.” In 2011, the House adopted a new rule requiring that a …
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Representative David Curson was profiled in Politico on Tuesday.
Newly elected Rep. David Curson has been busy in Congress, according to a profile of him in Politico. Curson won the special election in November to fill the remainder of Thaddeus McCotter's term for Michigan's 11th District, which ends Jan. 2. In just the past few weeks, Curson has had sit-downs with Nancy Pelosi and Steny Hoyer, been assigned to the Science, Space and Technology Committee, and delivered his first House floor speech, the article says. What else would you like to see Curson accomplish before the end of term? Tell us in the comments.
Friday, November 16, 2012
The newest representative for Michigan's 11th District will be meeting with the public.
In honor of his official swearing-in on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives, Congressman David Curson will host a district office open house in Livonia this Tuesday, Nov. 20 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The Livonia congressional office is located at 17197 Laurel Park Dr. N, Suite 216. This event is free and open to the public. Curson and his staff will be available to constituents, community leaders and media during the event. He will make brief remarks about the upcoming legislative session around 6:30 p.m. This event will serve as the official opening of a full-service office available to all constituents of Michigan’s 11th Congressional District. Curson won the election on Nov. 6 to serve the remainder of Thaddeus McCotter's term, …
Thursday, November 8, 2012
David Curson beat out Kerry Bentivolio to serve the rest of Thaddeus McCotter's term.
Republican Kerry Bentivolio may have won the general election Tuesday to represent Michigan's 11th District in Congress, but he lost the special election to fill the remainder of Thaddeus McCotter's term. Democrat David Curson beat Bentivolio and will serve the rest of McCotter's term, which ends Dec. 31. Bentivolio will take over in January for a two-year term. The vote to fill a partial term was added to the ballot when McCotter resigned from the position in July after it was discovered that his campaign failed to turn in the requisite number of signatures to run for re-election this past Tuesday. His seat has been vacant for the past four months. Curson received 159,267 votes, or 51 percent of the vote, and Bentivolio received 151,740 …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Taj conceded the race Wednesday morning.
Some results are still trickling in, but Democrat Syed Taj conceded the race for Michigan's 11th Congressional District to Republican Kerry Bentivolio Wednesday morning. "It goes without saying that I am disappointed in last night's results. However, I am not disappointed in the campaign that we have ran in the 11th. We faced a tough map and in spite of this disadvantage worked our district hard and left nothing on the table," Taj said in a statement. Bentivolio spoke to a group of supporters just before midnight Tuesday at his election party at the Sheraton in Novi, thanking them for their support. "We're going to go to Washington, and we're going to represent the 11th District like it's never been represented before," he said. As of …
Friday, November 2, 2012
Even relatives are drawn into the mix of odd stories coming out of the district, which includes Novi.
In the final days before the Nov. 6 general election, the 11th District Congressional race has taken more twists and turns than a Six Flags roller coaster. The race started out in strange territory, when a review of re-election petitions for former 11th District Congressman Thaddeus McCotter showed he hadn't gathered enough signatures to qualify for the ballot. McCotter aides are facing trials in connection with the campaign scandal. Politico.com reported Nov. 1 that the brother of Republican candidate Kerry Bentivolio told Michigan Information and Research Service (MIRS), a subscription-based news service, that his brother is "mentally unbalanced". Phillip Bentivolio also claims his brother owes him $20,000; Politico.com quotes Kerry …