Doug Bennett (Michigan politician)
Douglas Bennett (October 24, 1945 – July 16, 2021) was an American politician who served in the Michigan House of Representatives from 2005 to 2010. In 2005, he was elected as a Democrat to the Michigan House of Representatives representing the 92nd district, which includes the cities of Muskegon, North Muskegon, and Muskegon Heights.
|Member of the Michigan House of Representatives|
from the 92nd district
January 1, 2005 – December 31, 2010
|Preceded by||Julie Dennis|
|Succeeded by||Marcia Hovey-Wright|
|Born||October 24, 1945|
|Died||July 16, 2021 (aged 75)|
Bennett was born and raised in Muskegon. He graduated from Ravenna High School in 1962 and attended Muskegon Community College. He served as an apprentice in the United Association Muskegon, Plumbers and Steamfitters Local Union 154, graduating as a Journeyman Steamfitter in 1971. He worked for the Plumbers and Steamfitters Union until 2003.
Bennett served as Muskegon County Commissioner 1999–2004. In 2004, he was elected to the Michigan State House to replace Julie Dennis, who retired due to term limits. He represented the 92nd District, which is overwhelmingly Democratic. He was re-elected in 2006 with little opposition. He left office at the end of 2010 due to term limits.
Bennett lived in Muskegon with his wife Helene, whom he married on 1970. He had three children and eight grandchildren.
Bennett died in a motorcycle crash on July 16, 2021, in Muskegon, Michigan, at age 75.
- "Former state Rep. Doug Bennett dies in motorcycle crash". mlive. July 19, 2021. Retrieved July 21, 2021.
- "Former state rep. dies after crash near Pere Marquette Park". Woodtv.com. July 18, 2021. Retrieved July 19, 2021.