Jon Tester is an American politician and a farmer.
He is currently the Senator for the State of Montana and has held that seat since 2007.
The interesting thing about Jon Tester is that he still identifies himself as an active farmer and lives with his wife on their generational family farmland.
This article is about the children of Jon but let’s know more about the politician.
Biography of Jon Tester
Raymond Jon Tester is an American politician and a farmer who currently serves as the Senator for the state of Montana.
He was born on 21st August, 1956 in Havre, Montana.
His parents were David Tester and Helen Marie.
He grew up in Chouteau County near Big Sandy, Montana. His grandfather had purchased a land for farming in 1912, which would later become a generational home which he would inherit.
In 1978 he graduated from University of Providence with a Bachelor of Arts in Music. He moved on to work in Big Sandy High School after graduation and later quit to venture into farming.
Tester met his sweetheart, Sharla Bitz Tester while at school. The two fell in love with other and later married in 1978. His wife, also a farmer helps him with the farming business.
Tester first had a taste of political office when he was elected as part of the Big Sandy board of education between 1983 and 1992.
His first taste as a senator was in 1998 when neighbors who was a Republican decided not to run for re-election. He served from 1999 to 2007.
During that time, he was elected as the minority leader.
He ran for the US Senate in 2007 after announcing his interest in 2005.
He won on the Democrat ticket and has served as Senator for Montana from 2007 till present.
He announced in February 2024 that he would be seeking re-election in 2024.
Jon Tester children
Jon Tester is the father of two.
He and his wife Sharla are parents to Christine Tester and Shon Tester.
Christine Tester is a Family Support Specialist with Hand To Hold, a national non-profit organization with the aim of providing Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) to parents after delivery.
She is also an author.
She was born in 11980, though the actual date in unconfirmed.
Shon Tester is the youngest of Jon’s two children.
He keeps a very low profile. He lives and works in Washington DC.