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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 (61 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 -
InfoWhether in the U.S. Capitol or on his farm near Big Sandy, Montana, Sen. Jon Tester isn't afraid to roll up his sleeves to get work done.

Tester and his wife, Sharla, farm the same land his grandparents homesteaded nearly 100 years ago. He was elected to the U.S. Senate on Nov. 7, 2006, after a long history of public service in the Big Sky State. He served as chair of the Big Sandy School Board and on his local Soil Conservation Service Committee before running for the Montana Senate in 1997.

Tester served two four-year terms in the Montana Legislature, quickly gaining the respect of his colleagues on both sides of the aisle and rising to leadership roles soon after being elected. In 2005, he was chosen to serve as the President of the Montana Senate. He credits his leadership success to the values he learned growing up on the farm--hard work, straight talk, honesty and integrity.

Under Tester's leadership, the Montana Legislature improved funding for public education and cut taxes for thousands of small businesses. Tester also led the fight to implement a statewide Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) program. He sponsored legislation requiring all public utilities to gradually use more renewable energy, and he carried a bill giving tax credits to companies that generate wind power in Montana. Tester also fought to make employee health insurance affordable for small businesses.

Tester was born in Havre, Montana, on August 21, 1956. He graduated from the College of Great Falls in 1978 with a Bachelor of Science in music. In addition to farming and running a custom butcher shop behind the barn, Tester also worked as a music teacher for Big Sandy Public Schools.

The Testers now grow organic wheat, barley, lentils, peas, millet, buckwheat and alfalfa. They plan to come home to Montana as often as possible to hear from Montanans, take care of chores and visit their children and grandchildren.


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JOB APPROVAL POLLS
DateFirmApproveDisapproveDon't Know
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 46.60% ( 9.4) 39.40% ( 14.4) 13.90% ( 5.1)
06/21/2013-06/23/2013 Public Policy Polling (D) 48.00% ( 3.0) 43.00% ( 2.0) 8.00% ( 2.0)
02/15/2013-02/17/2013 Public Policy Polling (D) 45.00% ( 2.0) 45.00% ( 1.0) 10.00% ( 3.0)
11/02/2012-11/03/2012 Public Policy Polling (D) 47.00% ( 1.0) 46.00% ( 2.0) 7.00% ( 1.0)
09/10/2012-09/11/2012 Public Policy Polling (D) 46.00% ( 0.0) 48.00% ( 5.0) 6.00% ( 5.0)
04/26/2012-04/29/2012 Public Policy Polling (D) 46.00% ( 0.0) 43.00% ( 1.0) 11.00% ( 1.0)
11/28/2011-11/30/2011 Public Policy Polling (D) 46.00% ( 5.0) 42.00% ( 3.0) 12.00% ( 2.0)
06/16/2011-06/19/2011 Public Policy Polling (D) 51.00% ( 1.0) 39.00% ( 1.0) 10.00% ( 0.0)
FAVORABILITY POLLS
DateFirmFavorableUnfavorableDon't Know
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 ScottĀ³ 
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
  06/05/2018 MT US Senate - D Primary ???
  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 Banking Committee Seat 5 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/06/2012 Appropriations Committee Seat 12 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%)
ENDORSEMENTS
US Secretary of Homeland Security - Dec 05, 2017 N Kristjen 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
FEC COMMITTEES
C00412304 MONTANANS FOR TESTER $ 5364807.00