Kim Bentley II has taken college courses, most recently from Tidewater Community College, but does not hold a degree . Bentley has over 20 years of experience in the Information Technology industry and currently works as a contractor with the Department of Veterans Affairs. He serves as the president of the Green Run Homes Association, the largest community association in Hampton Roads with over 16,000 residents .
Bentley wants to increase pay for clerks .
Bentley advocates for an inclusive community .
Bentley wants to aid parent-teacher communications through technology use .
Bentley believes the racial history of America should be taught in schools . He also prioritizes ensuring teachers continue to teach , and he is against book banning . Bentley wants to lower class sizes .
Bentley believes career politicians have unfairly advocated for banks and contractors and that leaders must serve their entire community .
Bentley supports gun control .
Bentley wants to improve aging buildings and digital capabilities . He prioritizes improving drainage and clearing canals, and he is in favor of a light rail system for Virginia Beach .
Bentley is a supporter of LGBTQIA+ rights, particularly those of transgender people .
Bentley is against the current level of political polarization in the country .
Bentley advocates for the hiring of more social workers and counselors, a five-fold increase in all. He wants to address mental health and continue to include social and emotional learning instruction in schools .
Virginia Beach Democratic Committee; Jessica Owens, Virginia Beach School Board Member; Beverly Anderson, Virginia Beach School Board Member; Stand and Advocate for Equity Hampton Roads; Catalyst for Change