Ritter confirms surprise choice

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Ritter confirms surprise choice

Michael Bennet a relative unknown as new senator
U.S. Senate-designate Michael Bennet clasps his hands on the forehead of his 9-year-old daughter, Caroline, during a news conference at the State Capitol on Saturday.
Michael Bennet

Age: 44


 Party: Democrat


 Current job: Superintendent of Denver Public Schools


 Personal: Married to Susan Daggett. Three daughters: Caroline, 9; Halina, 7; Anne, 4. 


 2003-2005: Chief of staff to Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper


 1997-2003: Managing director, Anschutz Investment Co., where he oversaw the consolidation of three failing movie theater companies into Regal Entertainment Corp., the world’s largest theater chain.


 1997: Special assistant U.S. attorney, Connecticut


 1995-1997: Counsel to deputy attorney general in the Clinton administration’s Justice Department.


 Education: Yale Law School, editor-in-chief of Yale Law Review; undergraduate at Wesleyan University.


 Campaign Web site: bennetforcolorado.com 

Ritter confirms surprise choice

U.S. Senate-designate Michael Bennet clasps his hands on the forehead of his 9-year-old daughter, Caroline, during a news conference at the State Capitol on Saturday.
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