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Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.)

  • District: Senior Senator from Montana
  • Residence: Big Sandy
  • Born: August 21, 1956; Havre, Mont.
  • Religion: Christian
  • Family: Wife, Sharla Tester; two children
  • Education: College of Great Falls, B.A. 1978 (music education & secondary education)
  • Military Service: None
  • Political Highlights: Big Sandy School Board of Trustees, 1983-92 (chairman, 1986-91); Mont. Senate, 1999-2007 (minority whip, 2001-03; minority leader, 2003-05; president, 2005-07); U.S. Senate, 2007-present
  • Elected: Elected: 2006 (2nd term); Defeated Sen. Conrad Burns, R
  • Committee Assignments: Appropriations (Agriculture; Energy-Water; Homeland Security; Interior-Environment; Labor-HHS-Education; Military Construction-VA); Banking, Housing & Urban Affairs (Economic Policy; Financial Institutions & Consumer Protection; Securities, Insurance & Investment); Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs (Efficiency of Federal Programs - Chairman; Emergency Management & District of Columbia; Permanent Investigations); Indian Affairs - Chairman; Veterans' Affairs
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State Information: Montana

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2012 general Jon Tester (D) 236,123 48.6%
Denny Rehberg (R) 218,051 44.9%
Dan Cox (LIBERT) 31,892 6.6%
2006 general Jon Tester (D) 199,845 49.2%
Conrad Burns (R) 196,283 48.3%
Stan Jones (LIBERT) 10,377 2.6%
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2008 Barack Obama: 47.25% John McCain: 49.51%
2012 : 41.71% : 55.36%
2004 John Kerry: 39% George W. Bush: 59%
2000 Al Gore: 33% George W. Bush: 58%
1996 Bill Clinton: 41% Robert Dole: 44%
1992 Bill Clinton: 38% George H. W. Bush: 35%
1988 Michael Dukakis: 46% George H. W. Bush: 52%
1984 Walter F. Mondale: 38% :

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