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Ken Lee Salazar (D)
Date Of Birth & Birthplace: 3/2/1955 (Alamosa, CO)
Race: White
Religion: Catholic
Residence: Denver, CO
Education: BA in Political Science from Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO; J.D. in Law from University of Michigan School of Law, Ann Arbor, MI
Occupation: Colorado Attorney General
Office Type: U.S. Senate -- Colorado  

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Ken Salazar was born March 2, 1955, near the small San Luis Valley town of Manassa, Colo. He received a bachelor of arts degree in political science from Colorado College in 1977, and a law degree from the University of Michigan in 1981.

From 1981 to 1986 he worked for Sherman & Howard specializing in water and public lands law. In 1987, he became chief legal counsel to Democratic Gov. Roy Romer. In 1990 he was named executive director of the state Department of Natural Resources. He then left state government to work as an attorney for Parcel, Mauro & Spaanstra specializing in water and the environment from 1994 to 1998.

In 1998, he was elected attorney general and in 2002 he easily won re-election.

He now lives in Denver with his wife, Hope. They have two children.

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In 1998, Ken Salazar ran for attorney general, narrowly beating Republican John Suthers and then won a second term two years ago, taking 60 of 64 counties.

He easliy won re-election in 2002.

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