Michael Bennet facts for kids
|United States Senator
January 21, 2009
Serving with Cory Gardner
|Preceded by||Ken Salazar|
|Superintendent of Denver Public Schools|
July 1, 2005 – January 21, 2009
|Preceded by||Jerome Wartgow|
|Succeeded by||Tom Boasberg|
Michael Farrand Bennet
November 28, 1964
New Delhi, India
|Spouse(s)||Susan Daggett (1997–present)|
|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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