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Dan Benishek

AKA Daniel Benishek

Born: 20-Apr-1952
Birthplace: Iron River, MI

Gender: Male
Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Republican

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Congressman, Michigan 1st

Physician elected to US Congress in 2011, succeeding Bart Stupak. Conservative "Tea Party" Republican; anti-abortion rights, anti-gay rights, pro-gun rights, anti-net neutrality. Campaigned calling for secure borders, reduction of "oppressive taxation and out-of-control government," and repeal of 2010 health care reform.

Father: Joseph Benishek (miner, d. 1957)
Mother: Helen Kovaleski (hotelier)
Brother: Timothy
Wife: Judy (five children)

    High School: West Iron County High School, Iron River, MI (1970)
    University: BS Biology, University of Michigan (1974)
    Medical School: MD, Wayne State University (1978)

    US Congressman, Michigan 1st (2011-)
    Surgeon in private practice (1983-)
    Gun Owners of America
    John McCain 2008
    National Republican Congressional Committee
    National Rifle Association
    Global Warming Skeptics
    Czech Ancestry Paternal
    Polish Ancestry Maternal

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