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Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont.

Senator (2nd term)



Leadership: DSCC Chairman
Political Highlights: Big Sandy School Board of Trustees, 1983-92; Mont. Senate, 1999-2007
Born: August 21, 1956; Havre, Mont.
Residence: Big Sandy
Religion: Christian
Family: Wife, Sharla Tester; two children
Education: College of Great Falls, B.A. 1978
Elected: 2006
Committee Assignments: Appropriations (Agriculture; Defense; Energy-Water; Homeland Security; Interior-Environment; Military Construction-VA - Ranking Member); Banking, Housing & Urban Affairs (Economic Policy; Housing, Transportation & Community Development; Securities, Insurance & Investment); Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs (Permanent Investigations; Regulatory Affairs & Federal Management); Indian Affairs; Veterans' Affairs

Roll Call Vitals

House Seniority: 22nd ranked Senate Democrat
State Clout: Montana is 40th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state

Election History

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Senate Race