Michael Bennet ’87 Is Colorado’s Senator


It’s official! Last week, Michael Bennet ’87, son of former Wesleyan President Douglas Bennet ’59, was appointed to the Senate. Bennet takes over for Senator Ken Salazar who is now Obama’s Interior Secretary.

In a recent Washington Post article, Bennet reflects on his father’s influence.

“He said find things that interest you, that compel you, and when it’s time to move on, something else will present itself,” Bennet said. “In the end, it doesn’t matter what job a person ends up in if it’s an opportunity to make a difference.”

10 thoughts on “Michael Bennet ’87 Is Colorado’s Senator

  1. Anonymous

    WRONG! President Bennet actually lost to Chris Dodd in the primary for U.S. Congress when Chris Dodd was first elected to Congress. This was WAY before Wes.

  2. Anonymous

    WRONG! President Bennet actually lost to Chris Dodd in the primary for U.S. Congress when Chris Dodd was first elected to Congress. This was WAY before Wes.

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