Michael Bennet, U.S. Senator from Colorado

Michael Bennet

U.S. Senator from Colorado

Michael Ferrand Bennet was born in November 1964 in New Delhi, India, where his father worked for the U.S. Agency for International Development. He earned an undergraduate degree from Wesleyan University and received his Juris Doctor from Yale Law School. He served as an aide to Ohio Governor Richard Celeste and clerked at the Fourth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. 

Bennet served as counsel to the Deputy Attorney General during the Clinton administration, before entering the private sector. He was managing director for a holding company in Denver. He was selected as superintendent of Denver Public Schools, serving four years. He was elected to the United States Senate and assumed office in January 2009. 

He is married to Susan Diane Daggett, and they have three daughters. He said he was “raised with two different heritages, one was Jewish and one was Christian,” and that he believes in God. 

In the News…

The School Shooting Safety and Preparedness Act was introduced in the Senate by Senator Michael Bennet of Colorado. The legislation would help legislators “gain a complete and accurate picture of gun violence in and around school campuses,” which would aid them in policy development and action steps. 

Senator Bennet said that gun violence has become a leading cause of death for children and that they should not be afraid that they will be killed at their schools. He said, By improving data collection and sharing, the School Shooting Safety and Preparedness Act is a step toward preventing these tragedies and keeping our kids safe at school.” 

Among other things, the law would establish a definition for “school shooting,” which does not presently exist in federal law. With a standardized definition, legislators would have a consistent means to measure such incidents and the effect of strategies and policies implemented in response. 

Contact this Leader…

Did you pray for Senator Bennet today? You can let him know at:

The Honorable Michael Bennet 
Senator from Colorado 
261 Russell Senate Building 
Washington, DC 20510 


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