|Senior U.S. Senator from Montana|
From: January 3, 2007 – present
|Successor||Incumbent (no successor)|
|Montana Senate, 15th District|
From: January 3, 2005 – January 3, 2007
|Montana Senate, 45th District|
From: January 4, 1999 – January 3, 2005
Raymond Jon Tester (born August 21, 1956) is the senior Democratic United States Senator from Montana. From 2001 to 2003, Tester held the position of minority leader in the Montana Senate. In 2005, his colleagues selected as President of the Montana Senate.
2006 U.S. Senate election in Montana
Tester was narrowly elected to the United States Senate by defeating the three-term Republican incumbent Conrad Burns of Billings. Tester received the support of just over 49 percent of Montana voters in the 2006 election. He was narrowly re-elected in 2012, despite Barack Obama losing Montana to Mitt Romney on the same night.
During the Obama era, Tester has voted for the $789 billion Obama stimulus. He has consistently justified his decision in voting for the useless legislation, saying it was a "step in the right direction".
While claiming to support the Second Amendment, Tester has consistently voted against former President Donald Trump's pro-Second Amendment judicial nominees while in the past having consistently voted for Obama's pro-gun control nominees.
- Religious affiliation of members of 116th Congress
- Roll Call Vote 111th Congress - 1st Session
- Jon Tester on Budget & Economy
- Hawkins, Awr (October 10, 2018). WATCH: Jon Tester, Great at Shooting Cows, Terrible at Supporting Pro-Gun Judicial Nominees. Breitbart News. Retrieved October 10, 2018.