Michael F. Bennet
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Michael F. Bennet

Democrat

United States Senator

Colorado

Addresses

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Washington, D.C.
261 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC. 20510
Denver District Office
1244 Speer Boulevard Cesar E. Chavez Memorial Building
Denver, CO. 80204
Colorado Springs District Office
409 North Tejon Street Suite 107
Colorado Springs, CO. 80903
Pueblo District Office
129 West B Street
Pueblo, CO. 81003
Alamosa District Office
609 Main Street Suite 110
Alamosa, CO. 81101
Fort Collins District Office
1200 South College Avenue Suite 211
Fort Collins, CO. 80524
Grand Junction District Office
225 North 5th Street Suite 511
Grand Junction, CO. 81501
Durango District Office
1309 East 3rd Avenue, Suite 101
Durango, CO. 81301
Denver
1127 Sherman Street Suite 150
Denver, CO. 80203
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Michael F. Bennet

United States Senator
Summary
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56
Years of Age
12
Years of Experience
COResidence (state)

Michael Farrand Bennet (born November 28, 1964) is an American businessman, lawyer, and politician serving as the senior United States Senator from Colorado, a seat he has held since 2009. A member of the Democratic Party, he was appointed to the seat when Senator Ken Salazar became Secretary of the Interior. Bennet previously worked as a managing director for the Anschutz Investment Company, chief of staff to Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper, and Superintendent of Denver Public Schools. Bennet is the son of Douglas J. Bennet, a former State Department official and president of Wesleyan University. Early in his career, Bennet worked for Ohio Governor Richard Celeste. He went on to receive his Juris Doctor degree from Yale Law School, after which he worked as a law clerk and later as Counsel to the U.S. Deputy Attorney General in the Bill Clinton administration. Bennet became superintendent of the Denver public school system in July 2005. In late 2008 he was speculated to be a candidate for Obama's United States Secretary of Education. He was appointed by Governor Bill Ritter to fill the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Ken Salazar when Salazar became Secretary of the Interior in January 2009. Bennet was elected in the 2010 Senate election, defeating Republican Ken Buck.

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Experience

Education

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Yale Law School
JD
1993
Wesleyan University
BA
1987

Past Positions

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Senator
United States Senate
2009 - Current
Superintendent
Denver Public Schools
2005 - 2009
Chief of Staff
Mayor, City of Denver, John Hickenlooper
2003 - 2005
Managing Director
Anschutz Investment Company
1997 - 2003
Counsel to the Deputy Attorney General
United States Department of Justice
1995 - 1997
Special Assistant
United States Attorney, State of Connecticut
1997
Administrative Aide
Ohio Governor Richard Celeste
1988 - 1990
Law Clerk
4th Circuit Court of Appeals

Other Experience

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Former Editor-in-Chief
Yale Law Journal
Former Chair
Subcommittee on Conservation, Forestry, and Natural Resources, United States Senate
Former Member
Subcommittee on Commodities, Risk Management and Trade, United States Senate
Former Member
Subcommittee on Taxation and IRS Oversight, United States Senate
Former Member
Subcommittee on Primary Health and Retirement Security, United States Senate
Former Member
Subcommittee on Children and Families, United States Senate
Former Member
Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, United States Senate
Former Member
Subcommittee on Nutrition, Agricultural Research, and Specialty Crops, United States Senate

Campaign Funding

2018
2016
2014
2012
20
18
$17,579,297
Total Raised
$16,483,644
Total Spent
$1,531,853
Cash on Hand

Top Industries

Direct campaign contributions grouped by the industry industry of each donor/PAC.

Largest Contributors

Funding generally from an organization's PAC or its members/employees. Organizations did not donate directly.
Financial Data Source: Center for Responsive Politics