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DC Contact Information

Phone: 202-224-2644

Address: 706 HSOB, DC 20510

State Office Contact Information

Phone: (406) 252-0550

Address: 2900 4th Avenue North, Billings MT 59101-1954

Missoula MT

Phone: (406) 728-3003

Fax: (406) 728-2193

Address: 130 West Front Street, Missoula MT 59802

Helena MT

Phone: (406) 449-5401

Fax: (406) 449-5462

Address: 208 North Montana Avenue, Helena MT 59601-3837

Great Falls MT

Phone: (406) 452-9585

Fax: (406) 452-9586

Address: 119 First Avenue North, Great Falls MT 59401

Bozeman MT

Phone: (406) 586-4450

Fax: (406) 586-7647

Address: 1 East Main Street, Bozeman MT 59715-6248

Butte MT

Phone: (406) 723-3277

Fax: (406) 782-4717

Address: 125 West Granite, Butte MT 59701-9215

Kalispell MT

Phone: (406) 257-3360

Fax: (406) 257-3974

Address: 8 Third Street East, Kalispell MT 59901

Glendive MT

Phone: (406) 365-2391

Fax: (406) 365-8836

Address: 122 West Towne, Glendive MT 59330

Jon Tester Staff
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Folsom, Justin
Legislative Assistant
Clark, Kellin
Legislative Assistant
O'Donnell, Alison
Senior Economic Advisor
Wise, James
Chief of Staff
Carmean, Monica
Legislative Counsel for Health and Judiciary
DiLuccia, Janelle
Senior Legislative Assistant
Laslovich, Dylan
Legislative Director
Ring, Henry
Legislative Correspondent
DiLuccia, Janelle
Senior Legislative Assistant
Folsom, Justin
Legislative Assistant
Carmean, Monica
Legislative Counsel for Health and Judiciary
Clark, Kellin
Legislative Assistant
O'Donnell, Alison
Senior Economic Advisor
Cierlitsky, Susan
Administrative Director
Clark, Kellin
Legislative Assistant
O'Donnell, Alison
Senior Economic Advisor
Folsom, Justin
Legislative Assistant
Carmean, Monica
Legislative Counsel for Health and Judiciary
Geoghegan, Flannery
Legislative Correspondent
Geoghegan, Flannery
Legislative Correspondent
Carmean, Monica
Legislative Counsel for Health and Judiciary
Carmean, Monica
Legislative Counsel for Health and Judiciary
Geoghegan, Flannery
Legislative Correspondent
Folsom, Justin
Legislative Assistant
Folsom, Justin
Legislative Assistant
McClain, Tony
Legislative Assistant
Carmean, Monica
Legislative Counsel for Health and Judiciary
Geoghegan, Flannery
Legislative Correspondent
Carmean, Monica
Legislative Counsel for Health and Judiciary
Geoghegan, Flannery
Legislative Correspondent
McClain, Tony
Legislative Assistant
Folsom, Justin
Legislative Assistant
Folsom, Justin
Legislative Assistant
Clark, Kellin
Legislative Assistant
O'Donnell, Alison
Senior Economic Advisor
Wise, James
Chief of Staff
Carmean, Monica
Legislative Counsel for Health and Judiciary
Geoghegan, Flannery
Legislative Correspondent
DiLuccia, Janelle
Senior Legislative Assistant
Laslovich, Dylan
Legislative Director
Ring, Henry
Legislative Correspondent
Carmean, Monica
Legislative Counsel for Health and Judiciary
DiLuccia, Janelle
Senior Legislative Assistant
Laslovich, Dylan
Legislative Director
Ring, Henry
Legislative Correspondent
Folsom, Justin
Legislative Assistant
Carmean, Monica
Legislative Counsel for Health and Judiciary
Clark, Kellin
Legislative Assistant
O'Donnell, Alison
Senior Economic Advisor
Carmean, Monica
Legislative Counsel for Health and Judiciary
DiLuccia, Janelle
Senior Legislative Assistant
Laslovich, Dylan
Legislative Director
Ring, Henry
Legislative Correspondent
Carmean, Monica
Legislative Counsel for Health and Judiciary
DiLuccia, Janelle
Senior Legislative Assistant
Geoghegan, Flannery
Legislative Correspondent
Laslovich, Dylan
Legislative Director
Carmean, Monica
Legislative Counsel for Health and Judiciary
DiLuccia, Janelle
Senior Legislative Assistant
Geoghegan, Flannery
Legislative Correspondent
Laslovich, Dylan
Legislative Director
Ring, Henry
Legislative Correspondent
Carmean, Monica
Legislative Counsel for Health and Judiciary
Varvel, Stuart
Legislative Aide
Clark, Kellin
Legislative Assistant
O'Donnell, Alison
Senior Economic Advisor
Carmean, Monica
Legislative Counsel for Health and Judiciary
Geoghegan, Flannery
Legislative Correspondent
Carmean, Monica
Legislative Counsel for Health and Judiciary
Carmean, Monica
Legislative Counsel for Health and Judiciary
Geoghegan, Flannery
Legislative Correspondent
Folsom, Justin
Legislative Assistant
Folsom, Justin
Legislative Assistant
McClain, Tony
Legislative Assistant
Clark, Kellin
Legislative Assistant
Folsom, Justin
Legislative Assistant
Wise, James
Chief of Staff
Carmean, Monica
Legislative Counsel for Health and Judiciary
Geoghegan, Flannery
Legislative Correspondent
Clark, Kellin
Legislative Assistant
Folsom, Justin
Legislative Assistant
Wise, James
Chief of Staff
DiLuccia, Janelle
Senior Legislative Assistant
Laslovich, Dylan
Legislative Director
Ring, Henry
Legislative Correspondent
Carmean, Monica
Legislative Counsel for Health and Judiciary
Geoghegan, Flannery
Legislative Correspondent
Carmean, Monica
Legislative Counsel for Health and Judiciary
Geoghegan, Flannery
Legislative Correspondent
Carmean, Monica
Legislative Counsel for Health and Judiciary
Carmean, Monica
Legislative Counsel for Health and Judiciary
Carmean, Monica
Legislative Counsel for Health and Judiciary
Carmean, Monica
Legislative Counsel for Health and Judiciary
McClain, Tony
Legislative Assistant
Ring, Henry
Legislative Correspondent
Wise, James
Chief of Staff
DiLuccia, Janelle
Senior Legislative Assistant
Laslovich, Dylan
Legislative Director
Ring, Henry
Legislative Correspondent
DiLuccia, Janelle
Senior Legislative Assistant
Laslovich, Dylan
Legislative Director
Ring, Henry
Legislative Correspondent
Clark, Kellin
Legislative Assistant
Folsom, Justin
Legislative Assistant
Wise, James
Chief of Staff
Folsom, Justin
Legislative Assistant
Geoghegan, Flannery
Legislative Correspondent
Carmean, Monica
Legislative Counsel for Health and Judiciary
Clark, Kellin
Legislative Assistant
O'Donnell, Alison
Senior Economic Advisor
Folsom, Justin
Legislative Assistant
Geoghegan, Flannery
Legislative Correspondent
Clark, Kellin
Legislative Assistant
O'Donnell, Alison
Senior Economic Advisor
Wise, James
Chief of Staff
Folsom, Justin
Legislative Assistant
Carmean, Monica
Legislative Counsel for Health and Judiciary
Carmean, Monica
Legislative Counsel for Health and Judiciary
Clark, Kellin
Legislative Assistant
O'Donnell, Alison
Senior Economic Advisor
Wise, James
Chief of Staff
Folsom, Justin
Legislative Assistant
Clark, Kellin
Legislative Assistant
O'Donnell, Alison
Senior Economic Advisor
Folsom, Justin
Legislative Assistant
Geoghegan, Flannery
Legislative Correspondent
Folsom, Justin
Legislative Assistant
Varvel, Stuart
Legislative Aide
Folsom, Justin
Legislative Assistant
Folsom, Justin
Legislative Assistant
Ring, Henry
Legislative Correspondent
DiLuccia, Janelle
Senior Legislative Assistant
Laslovich, Dylan
Legislative Director
Ring, Henry
Legislative Correspondent
Geoghegan, Flannery
Legislative Correspondent
DiLuccia, Janelle
Senior Legislative Assistant
Laslovich, Dylan
Legislative Director
Ring, Henry
Legislative Correspondent
Carmean, Monica
Legislative Counsel for Health and Judiciary
Carmean, Monica
Legislative Counsel for Health and Judiciary
Aageson, Maia
Agriculture Liaison
Banks, Marnee
Communications Director
Beltrone, Genny
Executive Assistant to the Chief of Staff and Legislative Director
Braswell, Les
Montana Press Secretary
Campell, Chad
Field Representative
Carmean, Monica
Legislative Counsel for Health and Judiciary
Carter, Nick
Systems Administrator
Cierlitsky, Susan
Administrative Director
Clark, Kellin
Legislative Assistant
Court, Rachel
Regional Director
DiLuccia, Janelle
Senior Legislative Assistant
Folsom, Justin
Legislative Assistant
Frandsen, Deborah
Regional Director; State Grants Coordinator
Geoghegan, Flannery
Legislative Correspondent
Henderson, Rikki
Executive Assistant; Field Representative
Jackson, Luke
Executive Assistant
Knutson, Bruce
State Veterans Liaison
Laslovich, Dylan
Legislative Director
Lewis, Shannon
Field Representative
Lott, Carla
Native American Liaison
Madison, Robyn
Field Representative
McClain, Tony
Legislative Assistant
McEvoy, Trecia
Director of Scheduling
Nylund, Erik
Field Representative
O'Donnell, Alison
Senior Economic Advisor
Ring, Henry
Legislative Correspondent
Stephens, Vicky
Field Representative
Ulmer, Cheryl
Regional Director
Varvel, Stuart
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Wise, James
Chief of Staff
Carter, Nick
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Frandsen, Deborah
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Legislative Counsel for Health and Judiciary
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Administrative Director
Court, Rachel
Regional Director
Frandsen, Deborah
Regional Director; State Grants Coordinator
McEvoy, Trecia
Director of Scheduling
Ulmer, Cheryl
Regional Director
Beltrone, Genny
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Henderson, Rikki
Executive Assistant; Field Representative
Jackson, Luke
Executive Assistant
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Legislative Assistant
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Field Representative
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Jon Tester Biography
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  • Elected: 2006, term expires 2018, 2nd term.
  • State: Montana
  • Born: Aug. 21, 1956, Havre
  • Home: Big Sandy
  • Education:

    U. of Great Falls, B.S. 1978

  • Professional Career:

    Music teacher, Big Sandy Schl. Dist., 1978-80; Custom butcher, T-Bone Farms, 1978-98; Farmer, T-Bone Farms, 1978-present.

  • Political Career:

    Big Sandy Schl. Bd., 1982-92; MT Senate, 1998-2006; MT Senate pres., 2005-06.

  • Ethnicity: White/Caucasian
  • Religion:

    Christian

  • Family: Married (Sharla); 2 children

Democrat Jon Tester was elected in 2006 and won a tough reelection fight in 2012. With his plain-spoken Western manner inveighing against “D.C. politicians,” he doesn’t come across like a typical Democrat, but he takes his party’s side on key votes often enough to satisfy party leaders. His campaign prowess helped him in getting the chairmanship of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee in 2015. Read More

Democrat Jon Tester was elected in 2006 and won a tough reelection fight in 2012. With his plain-spoken Western manner inveighing against “D.C. politicians,” he doesn’t come across like a typical Democrat, but he takes his party’s side on key votes often enough to satisfy party leaders. His campaign prowess helped him in getting the chairmanship of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee in 2015.

Tester grew up in a farming family, on the same prairie land his grandparents homesteaded almost a century ago near the small town of Big Sandy, home of Big Bud 747, the largest farm tractor in the world. His family ran a custom butcher shop behind their barn; at the age of 9, Tester lost three fingers from his left hand in a meat grinder. The accident, he says, changed him from a saxophone player to a trumpet player. He earned a music degree from the University of Great Falls and later taught music at a local elementary school before devoting himself to farming. He has raised wheat, hay, alfalfa, barley, buckwheat, lentils, millet, and peas and also served on the local Soil Conservation Service Committee. He then switched to organic farming. He told Esquire magazine, “In the eighties, we realized we had to do something to add value to our product, to make it more marketable, to get a better price for it. That’s when we made the conversion to organic. It’s been a blessing for us. Before we converted, when we sprayed weeds, I just planned on being sick for about a week.”

Tester’s political career began on the Big Sandy school board, where he served for a decade. In 1998, when his neighbor, a Republican state senator, decided not to run for reelection, Tester ran for the seat and won. In 2002, he was chosen as minority leader, and he became Senate president in 2005 after Democrats won a majority. In that role, he helped pass a budget that cut taxes for small businesses and middle-class families while increasing funding for public education. When the 2005 legislative session adjourned, Tester announced he would challenge three-term Republican Sen. Conrad Burns.

He was one of five Democrats seeking the party nomination; his only real opposition came from two-term state Auditor John Morrison, a former president of the Montana Trial Lawyers Association and the son of a state Supreme Court justice. He outspent Tester nearly 2-to-1. But in a campaign that focused on Burns’ ethics, Morrison was weakened by the disclosure that he had an extramarital affair in 1998 with the fiancée of a businessman who was later investigated by the auditor’s office. Running as an unabashed populist, Tester gained support from Daily Kos and other left-wing Internet activists, and in Montana he assembled a formidable grass-roots operation with hundreds of volunteers. He beat Morrison 61%-35%.

Tester was taking on the only Republican senator Montana voters had ever reelected. But by 2006, the 71-year-old conservative incumbent had two serious problems. The first was his connection to disgraced and later convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff. He was the largest congressional recipient of campaign donations from Abramoff’s clients, and he faced campaign accusations that he “sold his vote” and betrayed Montana’s American Indian population by earmarking funds for Abramoff’s Indian clients in other states. Tester argued that Burns was not the same down-to-earth Westerner Montanans had sent to Washington 18 years earlier.

Burns’ second handicap was a gaffe-prone style, ill-suited for the YouTube era. In 2006, while discussing the war on terrorism, he spoke of enemies who “drive taxicabs in the daytime and kill at night.” This was a bare-knuckled campaign. Burns spent $9 million, $3.5 million more than Tester, and argued that Tester was too liberal for Montana because of his opposition to the Bush-era PATRIOT Act anti-terrorism law and his links to “radical environmentalists” and left-wing bloggers. But Tester was not so easily caricatured. His signature $8 flattop haircut, highlighted in a television ad filmed at the Riverview Barbershop in Great Falls, his down-to-earth way (He’s fond of saying, “You have two ears and one mouth; act accordingly.”), his beefy farmer’s build, and his agricultural background worked to temper the criticism.

The race was decided by just 3,562 votes. Burns carried 41 of 56 counties, including Yellowstone County, which includes Billings, the state’s largest city. But Tester prevailed in several large counties including Cascade (Great Falls), Lewis and Clark (Helena), and Missoula (home of the University of Montana), carrying the latter nearly 2-to-1.

In Washington, Democrats hailed Tester’s victory as a signal of a new political direction in the Mountain West. His distinctive look—he’s tall, barrel-chested, and wears size 12-C cowboy boots while sporting a flat-top haircut—won him immediate notice in the Senate. He also may be the only senator in history to haul along, in his luggage from home, a supply of beef that he's butchered himself. Asked about the practice on the NPR show "Wait Wait ... Don't Tell Me!" in January 2015, he quipped: "It's normal if you used to butcher beef and you like good meat and you know where it came from. And we take it to DC with us and then we know what we're eating."

Tester also drew notice for his practice of prominently posting his daily schedule on the Internet, a Senate first. Arriving in Washington, he stressed the importance of transparency and accountability in government, thus distancing himself from the questionable practices that hurt his predecessor. Tester cosponsored a Republican bill to ban former members of Congress from ever lobbying, and he joined a group of senators seeking to ban secret holds on legislation and nominations, a longtime Senate practice.

Tester supports abortion rights, but takes a Westerner’s hands-off attitude on regulating firearms. He cosponsored with Republican Sen. John McCain of Arizona an amendment to repeal the District of Columbia’s gun control laws, which effectively stopped legislation to give D.C. a voting representative in Congress. Early in Barack Obama’s presidency, Tester and fellow Montana Democratic Sen. Max Baucus also made it clear they would oppose any notion of reinstating the ban on military-style assault weapons. After the Newtown, Conn., school massacre in 2012, though, Tester expressed a willingness to listen to proposals dealing with assault weapons, as long as other issues such as the mental health of gun purchasers were addressed.

The departure of his fellow Montanan Max Baucus to become U.S. trade representative in early 2014 not only made Tester his state's senior senator; it also gave him the chairmanship of the Indian Affairs Committee. In his first few months he impressed tribal observers with his energy, getting 15 bills through the panel dealing with housing, education, water rights and a legislative remedy for a 2009 Supreme Court decision that limited the Interior Department ability to take lands into trust for tribes. "I wish I could tell you this place is running like a Singer sewing machine, but it ain’t. It’s pretty tough," he told Indian Country Today. "We can have the best ideas, and somebody will put a hold on them, and then that’s that. But that doesn’t mean you don’t keep trying. And, by the way, if you keep trying, I think that sets a really good example for the folks in Indian country."

On the Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee, Tester worked on the credit card regulation act signed into law in 2009, banning certain fees and deadlines and providing an extra week for paying bills. In May 2010, he sponsored a successful amendment requiring large banks to pay higher Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation fees. He and Tennessee Republican Sen. Bob Corker sought to block new limits on the “swipe fees” that banks and credit card companies charge stores for debit card transactions, arguing that the fee limits would hurt small rural banks. Their amendment in June 2011 drew 54 votes, six short of the 60 needed. Tester was named in 2013 to chair the Banking panel’s Securities, Insurance, and Investment Subcommittee, which is responsible for overseeing computerized high-speed traders and efforts to rein in technological snafus that hurt investor confidence in the markets.

On other major issues, Tester was one of just two Democrats in October 2011 to join Republicans in a filibuster of Obama’s jobs bill, contending it contained “tax gimmicks” that did not address deficit reduction. He aroused the ire of left-wing bloggers in December 2010 when he voted against the DREAM Act, which would provide a path for citizenship for the children of illegal immigrants who attend college or serve in the military. Tester said, “Illegal immigration is a critical problem facing our country, but amnesty is not the solution.” The Daily Kos’ Markos Moulitsas, a staunch Tester backer in 2006, said he would do whatever he could to defeat him in 2012. Montana has one of the lowest percentages of immigrants, legal or illegal, of any state.

On issues important to Montana, Tester has promoted carbon capture and sequestration technology as a feasible method of clean energy production that could lead to the development of the large coal reserves in Montana, “the Saudi Arabia of coal,” as he put it. He also fought the Postal Service that year against closing rural post offices and, in June 2012, helped to postpone a planned move of F-15 fighter jets from the Montana Air National Guard to California.

Tester envisioned a tough reelection battle even before Republican Denny Rehberg, Montana’s sole House member, announced in February 2011 he would run for the seat in 2012. Rehberg in 1996 gave Baucus his closest race ever, losing by just 50%-45%. By October 2011, the nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics found that Tester, despite running as an outsider, had accepted more campaign contributions from lobbyists than any other member of Congress. Republicans also pointed to Tester’s financial support from large banks on the swipe-fee issue as evidence of his hypocrisy.

Rehberg relied on the familiar Republican strategy of attacking Tester as a liberal Obama ally, citing his vote in favor of the president’s health care law. Tester replied that the law was “about being able to get health care without breaking the bank.” He took a page from the national Democratic playbook in sowing doubt about Rehberg’s support for Social Security and Medicare. Although Rehberg got outside GOP money, national Democratic interests from labor and women’s groups came into the state to assist Tester, organizing a get-out-the-vote effort that proved effective. The senator also got help from an unlikely source, the Seattle grunge-rock group Pearl Jam. He used his friendship with bassist Jeff Ament, a Big Sandy native, to raffle off to campaign donors a prize of two onstage reclining concert seats, along with dinner with Tester and Ament.

In a state that Republican Mitt Romney carried with 55% of the vote, Tester beat Rehberg 49%-45%, with Libertarian Dan Cox receiving 7%. The senator improved on his earlier strong showing in Missoula County, got 52% in Bozeman-based Gallatin County, and narrowly eked out a win in Yellowstone County to offset Rehberg’s strong showing elsewhere.

Tester's campaign-trail acumen helped him overcome his occasional breaks with Senate leadership to win him the DSCC job. Despite Tester's acknowledged misgivings about the job's intense fundraising demands, Montana State University political scientist David C.W. Parker said he was a perfect fit, given his affinity to reach rural white voters who have escaped the party in droves. "People instinctively like him; he smiles and listens patiently when engaging with constituents and fellow politicians alike ... If Tester applies these lessons to his work at the DSCC, he’ll recruit Senate candidates who fit the places they come from rather than imposing ideological litmus tests," Parker wrote in The Washington Post. 

Tester does have the good fortune of a favorable Democratic environment: The party is defending just 10 seats in 2016 compared to the GOP's 26, with the added expected enthusiasm of a presidential race to bring out more voters.

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Jon Tester Election Results
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2012 General
Jon Tester (D)
Votes: 236,123
Percent: 48.58%
Dennis Rehberg (R)
Votes: 218,051
Percent: 44.86%
Dan Cox (Lib)
Votes: 31,892
Percent: 6.56%
2012 Primary
Jon Tester (D)
Votes: 88,720
Percent: 100.0%
Prior Winning Percentages
2006 (49%)
Jon Tester Votes and Bills
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National Journal’s rating system is an objective method of analyzing voting. The liberal score means that the lawmaker’s votes were more liberal than that percentage of his colleagues’ votes. The conservative score means his votes were more conservative than that percentage of his colleagues’ votes. The composite score is an average of a lawmaker’s six issue-based scores. See all NJ Voting

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Economic 51 (L) : 48 (C) 56 (L) : 43 (C) 50 (L) : 49 (C)
Social 54 (L) : 45 (C) 52 (L) : 45 (C) 52 (L) : - (C)
Foreign 58 (L) : 36 (C) 53 (L) : 43 (C) 76 (L) : 17 (C)
Composite 55.7 (L) : 44.3 (C) 55.0 (L) : 45.0 (C) 68.7 (L) : 31.3 (C)
Interest Group Ratings

The vote ratings by 10 special interest groups provide insight into a lawmaker’s general ideology and the degree to which he or she agrees with the group’s point of view. Two organizations provide just one combined rating for 2011 and 2012, the two sessions of the 112th Congress. They are the ACLU and the ITIC. About the interest groups.

20112012
FRC140
LCV9186
CFG1717
ITIC-63
NTU1611
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ACLU-75
ACU104
ADA8090
AFSCME86-
Key Senate Votes

The key votes show how a member of Congress voted on the major bills of the year. N indicates a "no" vote; Y a "yes" vote. If a member voted "present" or was absent, the bill caption is not shown. For a complete description of the bills included in key votes, see the Almanac's Guide to Usage.

    • End fiscal cliff
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2012
    • Block faith exemptions
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2012
    • Approve gas pipeline
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2012
    • Approve farm bill
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2012
    • Let cyber bill proceed
    • Vote: N
    • Year: 2012
    • Block Gitmo transfers
    • Vote: N
    • Year: 2012
    • Raise debt limit
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2011
    • Pass balanced budget amendment
    • Vote: N
    • Year: 2011
    • Stop EPA climate regulations
    • Vote: N
    • Year: 2011
    • Proceed to Cordray vote
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2011
    • Require talking filibuster
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2011
    • Limit Fannie/Freddie
    • Vote: N
    • Year: 2011
    • Regulate financial firms
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2010
    • Pass tax cuts for some
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2010
    • Legalize immigrants' kids
    • Vote: N
    • Year: 2010
    • Ratify New START
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2010
    • Confirm Elena Kagan
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2010
    • Stop EPA climate regs
    • Vote: N
    • Year: 2010
    • Repeal don't ask, tell
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2010
    • Overturn Ledbetter
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2009
    • Block release of TARP funds
    • Vote: *
    • Year: 2009
    • Pass $787 billion stimulus
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2009
    • Repeal DC gun laws
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2009
    • Confirm Sonia Sotomayor
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2009
    • Pass health care bill
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2009
    • Bar budget rules for climate bill
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2009
    • Pass 2010 budget resolution
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2009
    • Let judges adjust mortgages
    • Vote: N
    • Year: 2009
    • Allow FDA to regulate tobacco
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2009
    • Protect gays from hate crimes
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2009
    • Cut F-22 funds
    • Vote: N
    • Year: 2009
    • Label North Korea terrorist state
    • Vote: N
    • Year: 2009
    • Build Guantanamo replacement
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2009
    • Allow federal funds for abortion
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2009
    • Cap greenhouse gases
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2008
    • Bail out financial markets
    • Vote: N
    • Year: 2008
    • Increase missile defense $
    • Vote: N
    • Year: 2008
    • Overhaul FISA
    • Vote: N
    • Year: 2008
    • Raise CAFE standards
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2007
    • Expand SCHIP
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2007
    • Make English official language
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2007
    • Path to citizenship
    • Vote: N
    • Year: 2007
    • Fetus is unborn child
    • Vote: N
    • Year: 2007
    • Prosecute hate crimes
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2007
    • Withdraw troops 3/08
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2007
    • Iran guard is terrorist group
    • Vote: N
    • Year: 2007
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Jon Tester Leadership Staff
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Barasky, Justin
Communications Director
Barasky@dscc.org
(202) 224-2447
Coyle, Maeve
Deputy Press Secretary
Coyle@dscc.org
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Dunn, Paul
Field Director
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Friedman, Valerie
National Finance Director
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Hancox, Karen
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(202) 224-2447
Karlock, John
Assistant to the Executive Director
Karlock@dscc.org
(202) 224-2447
Kehres, Matthew
Digital Director
Kehres@dscc.org
(202) 224-2447
McHugh, Patrick
Research Director, Independent Expenditure
McHugh@dscc.org
(202) 224-2447
Meche, Jude
Chief Technology Officer
Meche@dscc.org
(202) 224-2447
Mielnik, Megan
Assistant Comptroller; Compliance
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Nesburg, Deanna
Comptroller
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Ogle, Patti
Events Director; Facilities Manager
Ogle@dscc.org
(202) 224-2447
Reid, David
Director, Mid-Atlantic Fundraising
reid@dscc.org
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Roberts, Christie
Director, Research and Strategy
roberts@dscc.org
(202) 224-2447
Sulewski, Ashley
Field Director
Sulewski@dscc.org
(202) 224-2447
Ward, Simone
National Political Director
ward@dscc.org
(202) 224-2447
Weiner, Sadie
National Press Secretary
weiner@dscc.org
(202) 224-2447
Barasky, Justin
Communications Director
Barasky@dscc.org
(202) 224-2447
Coyle, Maeve
Deputy Press Secretary
Coyle@dscc.org
(202) 224-2447
Dunn, Paul
Field Director
dunn@dscc.org
(202) 224-2447
Friedman, Valerie
National Finance Director
friedman@dscc.org
(202) 224-2447
Karlock, John
Assistant to the Executive Director
Karlock@dscc.org
(202) 224-2447
Kehres, Matthew
Digital Director
Kehres@dscc.org
(202) 224-2447
McHugh, Patrick
Research Director, Independent Expenditure
McHugh@dscc.org
(202) 224-2447
Ogle, Patti
Events Director; Facilities Manager
Ogle@dscc.org
(202) 224-2447
Reid, David
Director, Mid-Atlantic Fundraising
reid@dscc.org
(202) 224-2447
Roberts, Christie
Director, Research and Strategy
roberts@dscc.org
(202) 224-2447
Sulewski, Ashley
Field Director
Sulewski@dscc.org
(202) 224-2447
Ward, Simone
National Political Director
ward@dscc.org
(202) 224-2447
Ogle, Patti
Events Director; Facilities Manager
Ogle@dscc.org
(202) 224-2447
Weiner, Sadie
National Press Secretary
weiner@dscc.org
(202) 224-2447
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