Gentian and Michigan FORMER Senator Loren Bennett. Michigan Republican gubernatorial candidate Dick Posthumus announced Senator Loren Bennett as his running mate. Read this web site.
I sat in on a meeting with the then Senator at the Holiday Inn in Marquette on 9/5/2002 and listened to a discussion on Charter Schools. I thought the meeting was very interesting and that the Senator has a very interesting job. Later that year, he lost in the 2002 election.
Here is my report:
On the way to the meeting my dad told me about charter schools and what Senators did. I was curious about what he looked like, how he would act and how he would answer all the questions.
Once we arrived it was different than I expected. It was set like a hotel. The room was full of fancy furniture. There was a mint on top of every water cup.
When the Senator arrived he shook everybody's hand and he asked my name. Then they started talking right away. The conversation wasn't boring. I wasn't bored. The people had very interesting points that I never knew. I was the only kid there. Many of the grownups I knew were from our homeschooling group.
I thought the Senator's job was fun. If I could do that it would be wonderful. He just talks to people and listens to people.
If there was another meeting I would go again.