Bon Iver manager Kyle Frenette is running for congress

Frenette said America is "in desperate need of better leadership"

Bon Iver‘s manager Kyle Frenette is reportedly running for congress in Wisconsin’s 7th congressional district.

While he hasn’t officially announced his plans, the Federal Election Commission website confirms that Frenette filed in January to run for the seat.

He’ll be campaigning to become the Democratic nominee in his hometown district against the current person of congress, Representative Sean Duffy (R-WI), who has held the seat since 2011.


His out-of-office email also confirmed his plans to run for office. According to Pitchfork, that message reads as: “I’m running for Congress in WI-07, because this state and this country are in desperate need of better leadership. I haven’t officially announced yet but will be in the next two weeks.”

A description on the Federal Election Commission website describes Frenette as ‘a small business owner, entrepreneur, and the longtime manager of Wisconsin’s Justin Vernon and his band Bon Iver. Born and raised in the 7th CD, Kyle’s running for Congress because Wisconsin needs better leadership. Formal announcement coming soon! Thank you for any help in the meantime.’

After asking for donations to help his campaign, Frenette later adds, “Thank you so much! There’s so much to do in order to build a better future for Wisconsin and our great country. Your contribution goes a long way.”

Last month, Bon Iver hit out at Bruno Mars for sweeping the Grammys and taking home all six of the awards he was nominated for.

“Absolutely NO offence to Mr Mars, but you absolutely have to be shitting me,” he wrote on Twitter. “While some awesome musicians do win, what is WINNING?”


He added: “To be factual, Mr Mars made a name in the INDUSTRY by making hits OUT of hits of yesteryear. SO… no real need to be mad, even, at the Grammies. SZA? KENDRICK? I’d say move on from this shit show. Felt like a Democratic Party Party, not R’n’Roll.”

He also took aim at Recording Academy President Neil Portnow’s comments about the lack of female winners at the awards.