Senator Jon Tester
After earning a degree in music from the College of Great Falls in 1978, Jon took over the Tester farm. He also taught music at F.E. Miley Elementary and was also elected to the Big Sandy School Board.
Senator Tester was first elected to the Montana Senate in 1998. In 2005, his colleagues chose him to serve as Montana Senate President. In 2006 and again in 2012, Senator Tester was elected to the U.S. Senate. He is an outspoken voice for rural America and an advocate for small businesses who has hosted numerous Small Business Opportunity Workshops across Montana to serve thousands of business owners and entrepreneurs. 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. In the Senate, Jon serves on the Veterans’ Affairs, Homeland Security, Indian Affairs, Banking and Appropriations Committees.