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Senator Scott M. Bennett Bio

State Senator Scott Bennett (D-Champaign) is a fifth-generation Central Illinoisan. Before being elected to the Illinois Senate, Bennett was an assistant Champaign County state's attorney.

Bennett grew up in Gibson City, where four generations of his family worked on their family farm. He moved to Champaign-Urbana to attend law school at the University of Illinois after graduating from Illinois State University.

He is currently serving as the President of the Urbana Rotary, Co-Chairperson of the United Way’s 2015 Ready.Set.Grow! Young Children’s Expo, a member of the Community Justice Task Force as well as many other civic organizations. Bennett is interested in working with others to find ways to resolve community problems.

As an attorney and prosecutor, Bennett has seen the firsthand dangers that accompany a lack of educational and employment opportunities for community youth. He will take his experiences to fight for education funding and economic development opportunities for the 52nd State Senate District.

Bennett serves on the Agriculture, Appropriations II, Criminal Law, Environment & Conservation, Higher Education and Labor.

Sen. Scott Bennett

Senator Scott Bennett

52nd Senate District

Years served: 2015 - Present

Associated Representatives: Carol Ammons; Chad Hays

Committee assignments: Agriculture; Appropriations II; Criminal Law; Gaming; Higher Education; Labor.

Biography: Bennett grew up in Gibson City, where four generations of his family worked on their family farm. He moved to Champaign-Urbana to attend law school at the University of Illinois after graduating from Illinois State University.