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Meet Colorado’s New Senator, Michael Bennet


For the November 2006 edition of 5280 magazine, managing editor Lindsey Koehler profiled the then-controversial superintendent of Denver Public Schools, Michael Bennet.

As Bennet prepares to replace U.S. Senator Ken Salazar, charged with heading up President-elect Barack Obama’s Interior Department, Koehler’s insight into Bennet’s values, leadership style, personal history, and vision for DPS is necessary reading for anyone who wants to know more about our newest representative in Washington. Koehler’s profile, “He Says He Wants a Revolution,” is now available in full online.


And for a closer look at the boots Bennet will be filling on the Hill, read executive editor Maximiliian Potter’s profile of Ken Salazar, from the August 2008 edition of the magazine. More essential reading for a better understanding of Colorado’s highest-ranking elected officials.

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