Bennet Names New Chief of Staff

Denver, CO - Colorado U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet announced today that he has named Jonathan Davidson as Chief of Staff of his Senate office.  Davidson currently serves as Chief Counsel to U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner of Virginia. 

Prior to his work in Warner’s office, Davidson, a graduate of University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and Georgetown Law School, served as Chief of Staff to Sen. Paul Sarbanes and Rep. John Sarbanes. Davidson also is a former clerk for Judge William Sessions, Chief Judge of the Federal District of Vermont.  He also is an Adjunct Professor at American University's School of Public Policy.

“Jonathan’s strong knowledge of Congress will help me move forward on our work to strengthen our economy and create long term job growth in Colorado and America,” Sen. Bennet said.  “His experience and skills will be invaluable to our office as the Senate continues to tackle the major challenges facing our nation.”

“I look forward to working with Senator Bennet,” Davidson said.  “In two years, he has built a reputation as a hard working, thoughtful Senator who consistently looks to bring all sides together.  Senator Bennet is committed to ensuring that our schools prepare our kids for college and the 21st century job market, that our economy encourages innovation and that we get our budget deficit under control.  I also want to express my gratitude to Senator Warner, who has quickly become a leader in the Senate who is dedicated to placing bipartisan solutions over political ideology.”

“Jonathan understands each of us works for the American people, and he has shown he knows how to get things done on Capitol Hill,” Sen. Warner said. “Jonathan has been a tremendous asset to me and the people of the Commonwealth of Virginia, and I am confident he will bring the same leadership skills and enthusiasm to Senator Bennet’s office on behalf of  the people of Colorado.”

Davidson succeeds Guy Cecil, who recently assumed a new role as Executive Director of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC). 

“Guy was committed to me, my Senate office, and Colorado, and I thank him for his hard work,” said Bennet.  “My colleagues in the Senate are now learning how fortunate they are to have him on their side at the DSCC.”