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#8 – Michael Bennet

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A lawyer, a businessman, and a politician; Michael Bennet has done all three!
Since 2009, he has served as a Senator from the state of Colorado.


When Senator Ken Salazar became Secretary of the Interior for the federal government, Bennet was appointed to replace him in the Senate. Previously to
his work as a politician, he had worked as a managaing director for the Anchutz Investment Company, chief of staff to Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper, and Superintendent of Denver Public Schools.


He is the son of Douglas J. Bennet, who was a US Department of State official,
as well as the president of Wesleyan University. Early on, he worked for Ohio
Governor Richard Celeste. He graduated from Yale Law School, where he recieved his Juris Doctor degree. Following his graduation, he found himself employed as
a law clerk. Later on, he worked as Counsel to the U.S. Deputy Attorney
General in the Clinton Administration.


Bennet was born in New Delhi, India in 1964. Douglas, his father, was working
as an aide for Chester Bowles, the U.S. ambassador to India.


Michael’s mother is a Jewish Holocaust survivor who was born in 1938 in
Warsaw, Poland.1


In 2019, Michael Bennet embarked on a presidential campaign.2 He had trouble garnering support, due to a lack of name recognition and weak support outside
of his home state of Colorado.3






Mitchell, Nancy. “Bennet’s Tale Steeped in Family Roots.” The Rocky Mountain News, 24 Jan. 2009,
Turkewitz, Julie. “Michael Bennet, Senator From Colorado, Is Running for President.” The New York Times, The New York Times, 2 May 2019,
Roberts, Michael. “Why Michael Bennet Needs to Stop Running for President Right Now.” Westword, 12 Feb. 2020,

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