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  Tester, Jon
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<-  2014-10-24  
 
NameJon Tester
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Big Sandy, Montana , United States
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Born August 21, 1956 (63 years)
ContributorWishful Thinking
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Tags Caucasian - Moderate-to-Liberal - Anti Marijuana Legalization - Anti-Bush Tax Cuts (Pro-Tax Cut Rollback) - Government Reform - Health Care Reform - Pro Embryonic Stem Cell Research - Pro Environment - Pro- gun - Pro-Capital Punishment - Pro-Choice - Pro-Gay Marriage - Pro-Labor - Married - Freemason - Straight -
InfoSenator Jon Tester is a third-generation Montana farmer, a proud grandfather, and a former school teacher who has deep roots in hard work, responsibility and accountability.

Jon and his wife Sharla still farm the same land near the town of Big Sandy, Mont. that was homesteaded by Jon’s grandparents in 1912. Jon’s parents believed public education and family agriculture are the cornerstones of democracy—and those values had a tremendous role in shaping Jon’s leadership.

After earning a degree in music from the College of Great Falls, Jon took over the Tester farm in 1978. He also taught music at F.E. Miley Elementary and eventually was elected to the Big Sandy School Board. Fired up by the Montana Legislature’s decision to deregulate Montana’s power industry (resulting in higher power costs), Jon ran for and was elected to the Montana Senate in 1998.

In 2005, Jon’s colleagues chose him to serve as Montana Senate President. The people of Montana then elected Jon to the United States Senate in 2006. They voted to send him back in 2012 and again in 2018.

Jon believes in holding himself accountable to the highest standards possible, and he has improved transparency at all levels of government. In fact, Jon was the first senator to post his daily public schedule online.

In the U.S. Senate, Jon is an outspoken voice for rural America. He is an advocate for small businesses who has hosted numerous Small Business Opportunity Workshops across Montana to serve thousands of business owners and entrepreneurs. He is a champion of responsible energy development, sportsmen’s issues, clean air and water, Indian nations, women’s access to care, and quality health care for all of America’s veterans—no matter where they live.

In the Senate, Jon serves as Ranking Member of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee. He is also a member of the Senate Commerce, Indian Affairs, Banking, and Appropriations Committees.



JOB APPROVAL POLLS
DateFirmApproveDisapproveDon't Know
09/26/2019-10/03/2019 University of Montana 49.00% ( 0.0) 51.00% ( 0.0) 0.00% ( 0.0)
10/24/2018-10/26/2018 Gravis Marketing 49.00% ( 5.0) 45.00% ( 3.0) 6.00% ( 1.0)
09/10/2018-09/14/2018 YouGov 53.00% ( 0.0) 47.00% ( 0.0) 0.00% ( 0.0)
06/11/2018-07/02/2018 SurveyMonkey 59.00% ( 0.0) 38.00% ( 0.0) 2.00% ( 0.0)
06/11/2018-06/13/2018 Gravis Marketing 54.00% ( 11.0) 42.00% ( 7.0) 5.00% ( 17.0)
04/01/2017-04/04/2017 Gravis Marketing 43.00% ( 0.0) 35.00% ( 0.0) 22.00% ( 0.0)
01/01/2017-03/31/2017 Morning Consult 57.00% ( 0.0) 32.00% ( 0.0) 11.00% ( 0.0)
11/16/2015-11/23/2015 Montana State University Billings 46.60% ( 9.4) 39.40% ( 14.4) 13.90% ( 5.1)
06/21/2013-06/23/2013 Public Policy Polling 48.00% ( 3.0) 43.00% ( 2.0) 8.00% ( 2.0)
02/15/2013-02/17/2013 Public Policy Polling 45.00% ( 2.0) 45.00% ( 1.0) 10.00% ( 3.0)
FAVORABILITY POLLS
DateFirmFavorableUnfavorableDon't Know
09/17/2018-09/19/2018 Axis Research 48.00% ( 0.0) 45.00% ( 0.0) 7.00% ( 0.0)
10/29/2012-10/31/2012 Mason-Dixon 42.00% ( 0.0) 43.00% ( 0.0) 15.00% ( 0.0)
10/26/2012-10/28/2012 Pharos Research Group 58.00% ( 0.0) 39.00% ( 0.0) 3.00% ( 0.0)

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NEWS
Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Sep 07, 2016 05:35pm News Nephew of US Senator Jon Tester murdered  Article RP 
Mar 26, 2013 02:00pm News Jon Tester Announces Support For Gay Marriage  Article TX DEM 
May 18, 2011 09:00pm News GOP Claims Tester Intimidated Staff Member  Article The Sunset Provision 
Dec 20, 2010 05:00am News Jon Tester draws ire of liberals  Article Scott³ 
Jan 20, 2007 11:45pm Blog Entry Here's How Transparency in Government Works  Article WesternDem 
Oct 19, 2006 08:00pm News Democratic leader in Senate promises Tester a seat on appropriations  Article WesternDem 

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RACES
  01/03/2019 Veterans Affairs Committee Chair Lost 47.06% (-5.88%)
  11/06/2018 MT US Senate Won 50.33% (+3.55%)
  06/05/2018 MT US Senate - D Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  01/03/2017 Veterans' Affairs Committee Chairman Lost 46.67% (-6.67%)
  01/03/2015 Indian Affairs Committee Chair Lost 42.86% (-14.29%)
  11/13/2014 DSCC Chairman Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/06/2012 Appropriations Committee Seat 12 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/06/2012 Banking Committee Seat 5 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/06/2012 MT US Senate Won 48.58% (+3.72%)
  06/05/2012 MT US Senate - D Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/07/2006 MT US Senate Won 49.16% (+0.88%)
  06/06/2006 MT US Senate - D Primary Won 60.77% (+25.29%)
  01/03/2005 President of the Senate Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/02/2004 MT State Senate 15 - Holdover Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  01/03/2003 Minority Leader Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/05/2002 MT State Senate 45 Won 71.20% (+42.41%)
  11/03/1998 MT State Senate 45 Won 55.57% (+11.13%)
ENDORSEMENTS
MT Governor - D Primary - Jun 02, 2020 D Mike Cooney
US President - D Primaries - Feb 04, 2020 D Steve Bullock
US Secretary of Energy - Dec 02, 2019 R Dan Brouillette
Eleventh Circuit Court Judge - Jul 31, 2018 N Britt C. Grant
US Ambassador to Luxembourg - May 24, 2018 R James Randolph “Randy” Evans
US Ambassador to Germany - Apr 26, 2018 R Richard Grenell
Chairman of the Federal Reserve Board - Jan 23, 2018 R Jerome H. Powell
US Secretary of Homeland Security - Dec 05, 2017 R Kirstjen Nielsen
US Ambassador to the Holy See - Oct 16, 2017 NPA Reject
US Secretary of Energy - Mar 02, 2017 R Rick Perry
US Secretary of Housing & Urban Development - Mar 02, 2017 R Ben Carson
US Secretary of the Interior - Mar 01, 2017 R Ryan Zinke
US Secretary of Commerce - Feb 27, 2017 R Wilbur L. Ross, Jr.
US Attorney General - Apr 23, 2015 D Loretta Lynch
C.I.A. Director - Mar 07, 2013 N John O. Brennan
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Aug 06, 2009 I Sonia Sotomayor
US Attorney General - Feb 02, 2009 D Eric Holder
MT Attorney General - D Primary - Jun 03, 2008 D Michael "Mike" Wheat
OR US Senate - D Primary - May 20, 2008 D Jeff Merkley
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