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BiographyLeadership: 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
Family: Wife, Sharla Tester; two children
Education: College of Great Falls, B.A. 1978
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 VitalsHouse Seniority:
22nd ranked Senate DemocratState Clout:
Montana is 40th on Roll Call's Clout Index
, which measures influence in Congress by state
Margin of Victory (% pts.)