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Bon Iver manager aiming to enter politics

By | Published on Monday 19 February 2018

Kyle Frenette

Bon Iver manager Kyle Frenette is planning to run for US Congress. He is seeking the Democratic nomination to stand in Pennsylvania’s seventh congressional district, against Republican Sean Duffy, who has held the seat since 2011.

Although not yet formally announced, Frenette has submitted the required paperwork and begun collecting donations. The website for his campaign states: “Kyle Frenette is a small business owner, entrepreneur, and the longtime manager of Wisconsin’s Justin Vernon and his band Bon Iver. Born and raised in the Seventh CD, Kyle’s running for Congress because Wisconsin needs better leadership”.

Two other candidates – Margaret Engebretson and Allen Campos – are also vying for the Democrat nomination, according to the Wausau Daily Herald. The primary election is set for 14 Aug.

Frenette has managed Bon Iver since 2007, and in 2010 launched his Middle West Management company. The firm represents a handful of largely Bon Iver related acts.