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Michael Bennet
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United States Senator
from Colorado
Assumed office
January 21, 2009
Serving with Cory Gardner
Preceded by Ken Salazar
Superintendent of Denver Public Schools
In office
July 1, 2005 – January 21, 2009
Preceded by Jerome Wartgow
Succeeded by Tom Boasberg
Personal details
Born
Michael Farrand Bennet

November 28, 1964 (1964-11-28) (age 55)
New Delhi, India
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Susan Daggett (1997–present)
Children 3
Education Wesleyan University (BA)
Yale University (JD)

Michael Farrand Bennet (born November 28, 1964) is an American businessman, lawyer, and Democratic politician. He is the senior United States Senator from Colorado. He became a senator when Ken Salazar was appointed Secretary of the Interior.

Bennet worked as managing director for the Anschutz Investment Company, chief of staff to then-Denver mayor (and former Colorado Governor) John Hickenlooper, and superintendent of Denver Public Schools.

On April 3, 2019, Bennet announced that he had been diagnosed with prostate cancer. He had surgery and was later announced cancer-free. A month later on May 2, Bennet launched his 2020 presidential campaign. He ended his campaign on February 11, 2020 after a poor performance in the New Hampshire primaries.



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