Michael Bennet (b. 1964) is the junior Senator from the state of Colorado, and a member of the Democratic Party. Bennet was born in New Delhi, India, as his father, Douglas J. Bennet was a State Department official. While still in high school, Bennet worked as a page on Capitol Hill, and then graduated from Wesleyan University. He also attended Yale Law School, where he served as Editor-in-chief of the Yale Law Journal.
Between college and law school, from 1988 to 1990, Bennet served as an aid to then-Governor Richard Celeste of Ohio. Following law school he was a law clerk for the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals and a counsel to the Deputy Attorney General during the Clinton Administration.
Bennet worked for six years as the Managing Director at the Anschutz Investment Company in Denver, Colorado. At that firm, he was directly responsible for managing more than $500 million in investments, leading the reorganization of four major corporations: Forcenergy, Regal Cinemas, United Artists, and Edwards Theaters.
Bennet then returned to public service, serving as Chief of Staff the to the Mayor of Denver, and then superintendent of the Denver Public Schools. In 2009, Bennet was appointed to the US Senate to fill the seat vacated by Ken Salazar, who became Secretary of the Interior under President Obama. He was reelected in 2010.