Ken Bennett is the Regional Representative for the U.S. Secretary of Labor. He is responsible for the Great Lake States of the Midwest. Mr. Bennett served as Deputy Assistant to President Barack Obama and Deputy Director of Presidential Personnel. He also served as Illinois State Director to then U.S. Senator Barack Obama and as State Director for the Obama for America presidential campaign.
Prior to his service with the U.S. Senate, Ken began his career as an aide in the office of the late Chicago Mayor Harold Washington, learning first hand the intrinsic complexities of local government. During his 20 year tenure with the City of Chicago, Ken also held major positions in city and statewide campaigns in Illinois. They include Director of Field Operations for Attorney General Lisa Madigan and Chicago Regional Director for the Democratic Party of Illinois.
A former member of the L.E.A.P. for Excellence foundation, Ken Bennett is a champion of the idea of community, fostering its youth through civil activities. Ken resides in Chicago with his wife Lisa and two sons Chancelor and Taylor.