Sunday, September 11, 2011

Bennett announces candidacy for Sedgwick County DA


The Wichita Eagle

WICHITA — Veteran prosecutor Marc Bennett announced today that he has filed as a Republican candidate for the office of Sedgwick County District Attorney.
Bennett, who serves as deputy district attorney under Nola Foulston, is the first person to announce his candidacy for the office. Foulston, a Democrat who has been in office since 1989, has not said whether she plans to seek re-election.
Bennett, 41, began his career as an assistant county attorney in Geary County, and has prosecuted hundreds of criminal cases since joining the Sedgwick County District Attorney's Office in 1997. He has prosecuted capital murder cases against Elgin Robinson, Ted Burnette, Douglas Belt and Cornelius Oliver.
Bennett is a graduate of Goddard High School, Kansas State University and Washburn University School of Law. He and his wife, Tamara, have three daughters.
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