Michael Bennet has represented Colorado in the United States Senate since 2009.
Prior to moving to Colorado, Bennet served as Counsel to the Deputy Attorney General at the Department of Justice during the Clinton Administration.
Before entering politics, Bennet worked as a Managing Director of the Anschutz Investment Company, where he had direct responsibility for the investment of over $500 million. He then served as Chief of Staff in Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper’s administration. Bennet also served as the Superintendent of the Denver Public Schools from 2005 to 2009.
On January 21, 2009, Bennet was appointed as the junior Senator from Colorado to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Kenneth L. Salazar. Bennet ran for, and won, re-election to the Senate in November 2010, beating Republican challenger Ken Buck by less than two percentage points. Bennet was re-elected to a second term on November 8, 2016.