Energy Innovation Series and 5th Annual Schultz Lecture: Jeff Bingaman, United States Senator from New Mexico

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The University of Colorado Law School and the Silicon Flatirons Center for Law, Technology, and Entrepreneurship present Jeff Bingaman as our featured speaker for the Energy Innovation Series and 5th Annual Schultz Lecture.

Jeff Bingaman

Jeff Bingaman, United States Senator from New Mexico:
Jeff Bingaman was born on October 3, 1943. He grew up in the southwestern New Mexico community of Silver City, in a family with deep small town roots. His father was a science professor at Western New Mexico University, and his mother taught in the public schools.

After graduating from Western (now Silver) High School in 1961, Jeff attended Harvard University and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in government in 1965. He then entered the Stanford University School of Law, where he met, and later married, fellow law student, Anne Kovacovich.

Upon earning his law degree from Stanford in 1968, Jeff and Anne returned to New Mexico and had their son, John. Jeff served in the Army Reserves from 1968 to 1974.

After one year as New Mexico Assistant Attorney General and eight years in private law practice, Jeff was elected Attorney General of New Mexico in 1978. In 1982, he won election to the United States Senate. He was re-elected to a fifth Senate term in 2006.

Jeff is one of the most senior Democrats in the United States Senate. His seniority, along with his leadership positions on key committees, has allowed him to champion issues important to New Mexican families and communities.

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About The Schultz Lecture:
The Schultz Lectureship Series on oil and gas, energy, and natural resources provides valuable information to policymakers, practitioners, business executives, and the academic community on emerging issues in the field. The lectureship fund was made possible by the generosity of John H. and Cynthia H. Schultz. For further information about the Schultz Lectureship Series, visit:

About the Energy Innovation Series:
Transitioning to a sustainable low-carbon energy system poses one of the great challenges of the 21st century. The Energy Innovation speaker series brings leaders from government, law, finance, industry, and academia to discuss key aspects of this challenge and some of the innovative approaches and solutions being fashioned across a range of sectors. For more information about the Energy Innovation Initiative, visit:

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