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U.S. Senators (Current Session)

Steve DAINES

DAINES, Steve (1962–)

DAINES, Stevea Senator and Representative from Montana

  • Born in Van Nuys, Los Angeles County, Calif., on August 20, 1962
  • Graduated from Bozeman High School, Bozeman, Mont.
  • B.S., Montana State University, Bozeman, Mont., 1984
  • Businessman
  • Delegate, Republican National Convention, 1984
  • Unsuccessful candidate for lieutenant governor of Montana in 2008
  • Elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Thirteenth Congress (January 3, 2013–January 3, 2015)
  • Was not a candidate for reelection to the House of Representatives but was elected as a Republican to the US Senate in 2014
  • Reelected as a Republican to the US Senate in 2020 for the term ending January 3, 2027

Position Party Session of Congress Years
Representative Republican 113 2013-2014
Senator Republican 114 2015-2016
Senator Republican 115 2017-2018
Senator Republican 116 2019-2020
Senator Republican 117 2021-2022
Jon TESTER

TESTER, Jon (1956–)

TESTER, Jona Senator from Montana

  • Born in Havre, Montana, on August 21, 1956
  • Graduated from College of Great Falls, Great Falls, Montana, 1978
  • Farmer and teacher
  • Member, Big Sandy school board 1983–1992 (chairman 1986–1991)
  • Montana State senate 1999–2006, serving as minority whip 2001-2003, minority leader 2003-2005, president 2005–2006
  • Elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 2006 for the term commencing January 3, 2007
  • Reelected in 2012 and again in 2018 for the term ending January 3, 2025
  • Chair, Committee on Indian Affairs (One Hundred Thirteenth Congress [February 12, 2014–January 3, 2015])
  • Chair, Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (2015–2017)

Position Party Session of Congress Years
Senator Democrat 110 2007-2008
Senator Democrat 111 2009-2010
Senator Democrat 112 2011-2012
Senator Democrat 113 2013-2014
Senator Democrat 114 2015-2016
Senator Democrat 115 2017-2018
Senator Democrat 116 2019-2020
Senator Democrat 117 2021-2022

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