Kim Bentley II

Key Facts

Party Nonpartisan
Status Challenger

Background

Kim Bentley II has taken college courses, most recently from Tidewater Community College, but does not hold a degree [4]. 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 [1].

Key Issues

Budget

Bentley wants to increase pay for clerks [5].

Community

Bentley advocates for an inclusive community [5].

Communication

Bentley wants to aid parent-teacher communications through technology use [1].

Education

Bentley believes the racial history of America should be taught in schools [1]. He also prioritizes ensuring teachers continue to teach [4], and he is against book banning [2]. Bentley wants to lower class sizes [3].

Government

Bentley believes career politicians have unfairly advocated for banks and contractors and that leaders must serve their entire community [2].

Gun Policy

Bentley supports gun control [3].

Infrastructure

Bentley wants to improve aging buildings and digital capabilities [1]. He prioritizes improving drainage and clearing canals, and he is in favor of a light rail system for Virginia Beach [5].

LGBTQIA+

 Bentley is a supporter of LGBTQIA+ rights, particularly those of transgender people [3].

Politics

Bentley is against the current level of political polarization in the country [4].

Social Programs

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 [3].

Endorsements

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

Sources

1 Bentley for Virginia Beach School Board
2 Ballotpedia 
3 Facebook
4 Princess Anne Independent  
5 Reddit
6 Twitter
Virginia Beach Democratic Committee