BENNET, Michael F. (1964-)
Senate Years of Service: 2009-

BENNET, MICHAEL F., A Senator from Colorado; born in New Delhi, India, November 28, 1964; B.A., Wesleyan University, Middletown, Conn., 1987; J.D., Yale Law School, 1993, editor-in-chief of the Yale Law Journal; counsel to U.S. deputy attorney general 1995-1997; special assistant U.S. attorney, Conn., 1997; managing director, Anschutz Investment Co. 1997-2003; chief of staff to mayor of Denver, Colo., 2003-2005; superintendent, Denver Public Schools 2005-2009; appointed January 21, 2009, to the United States Senate for the term ending January 3, 2011, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Kenneth L. Salazar; took the oath of office on January 22, 2009; elected as a Democrat to the U.S. Senate in 2010; reelected in 2016, and again in 2022 for the term ending January 3, 2029; chair, Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (2013-2014); was an unsuccessful candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020.

  • Bennet, Michael. The Land of Flickering Lights: Restoring America in an Age of Broken Politics. New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, 2019.