"Rotary Doug" to tie the knot at Bush chapel

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Doug Bennett has that "Kennedy look", which is not necessarily great in a Republican Pol. But his wife to-be, Kathleen Ann Galligan, has the red-headed, green-eyed beauty of an Irish Colleen, so there must be something about Our Doug which the voters missed last November when he ran unsuccessfully against Democatic State Senator Rob O'Leary.

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Look for Doug & Kat's "Love Story" coming next weekend on capecodtoday.comNantucketer Doug Bennett will marry Kathleen Ann Galligan of Weston, Massachusetts in Kennebunkport, Maine on August 4, 2007 at St. Anne’s Episcopal Church.

Doug served as Selectman and County Commissioner for Nantucket for the last three years, retiring this past April 2007. Bennett, a former U.S. Army Reservist, graduated valedictorian from Valley Forge Military College in 1997, and also received two bachelor degrees in 2001 from Penn State University in History and Labor Studies and Industrial Relations.

Currently, Doug says he is working to help rebuild the Massachusetts Republican Party after last Fall's disasterous preformance. He has also been accepted to graduate school at UMass Boston in their Public Affairs and International Relations program and says he  will continue to be active in politics on the Cape & Islands.

But what about the girl? 

Kathleen is a 1995 graduate of Colgate University receiving a dual degree from English and Spanish, and received a Masters Degree from Boston College in English Literature. Currently, Kathleen is an Assistant Vice President for Relationship Marketing in the Global Wealth Investment Management Division of Bank of America. She manages client relationships and marketing materials for their asset management company, Columbia Management.

Doug is the eldest son of Dr. Douglas Bennett and Mrs. Kathy Lee Kanyock.  
His father is Director of Research and Development at Air Products in Pennsylvania, and his mother is a Clinical Liaison on the Cape & Islands.

Kathleen is the eldest daughter of Dr. Ann and Thomas J.Galligan III. Kathleen’s mother is a child psychotherapist with two practices in Newton and Leominster Massachusetts. Her father is Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Papa Gino’s Holdings Corp. The newlyweds will spend their honeymoon in Puerta Vallerta, Mexico.

Rotary DougEDITOR's NOTE: On the wildly improbable chance that some readers may not recognize Our Doug, on the right is how you may have glimpsed him at the Airport Rotary in Hyannis last Fall. 

Doug also writes a blog here

We can access everything we've ever written about this barefoot boy with cheek here

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