|Montana State Senate Distrcit 43|
|Elections and appointments|
|High school||Anaconda High School|
|Bachelor's||University of Montana, 2003|
|J.D.||University of Montana Law School|
|Date of birth||October 3, 1980|
|Place of birth||Anaconda, Montana|
|Profession||Lawyer, Business Owner|
|(timed out) Campaign website|
Laslovich resigned on February 10, 2010 to become chief legal counsel for state Auditor Monica Lindeen.
- Anaconda High School
- B.A. in Political Science, University of Montana-Missoula (2003)
- J.D. University of Montana
Laslovich is Owner/Member of Laslovich Construction Limited Liability Company.
Laslovich served in the Montana State House of Representatives from 2000 to 2004. He joined the Montana State Senate in 2004. He has served in that position, representing the 43rd District, until his resignation in February 2010.
Laslovich served on the following committees:
- Highways and Transportation Committee, Montana Senate
- Judiciary Committee, Montana Senate
- Local Government Committee, Montana Senate
- Rules Committee, Montana Senate
- See also: Montana attorney general election, 2012
Laslovich was a 2012 candidate for attorney general. He was narrowly defeated in the Democratic primary election on June 5 to Montana Department of Labor attorney Pam Bucy. Results are unofficial until certification on June 26th.
|Montana Attorney General Democratic Primary, 2012|
|Election Results via Montana Secretary of State.|
In an interview with the Great Falls Tribune, Laslovich said he would address the growing rate of crime in Eastern Montana by using his experience as a state senator "to ask the 2013 legislature to allow me to hire more law enforcement officers" for the specific purpose. He said he would also coordinate with the local highway patrols on creative housing options for the new officers to make sure the officers had somewhere to stay "when they're put to work." He also said that as attorney general he would continue the work he has done in the legislature to crack down on sex criminals, including updating the state's system of registering sex offenders to ensure that Montana's children are protected and "all who are required to be registered are, in fact, registered."
- Corrupt Practices Act
In response to the interview question about whether he believed that Montana's 1912 Corrupt Practices Act, which keeps corporations from exerting influence over election outcomes, was constitutional in light of the US Supreme Court's recent ruling against it, Laslovich said that he did, indeed, believe it to be constitutionally sound. He said he would continue the efforts of current attorney general Steve Bullock to stand by the people in defense of the law: "Either we're going to stand with people or we're going to stand with out-of-state corporations that hide behind the cloak of secrecy."
- Public Lands
Laslovich said that if elected attorney general, he would approach his duties as a voting member of the state's Board of Land Commissioners with the utmost seriousness, due in large part to the personal connection he has to the land as a child of a Superfund site in the Anaconda region. Laslovich said he would work hard to develop Montana's natural resources "responsibly" through the use of new technologies in order to create new, and provide more, well-paying jobs for Montanans to keep families in state and contributing to the economy.
When prompted to give an opinion on the multi-state lawsuit seeking to strike down President Obama's Affordable Care Act, Laslovich said that he would not have joined the effort had he been in the attorney general's office term because he does not believe that Montana's involvement will have any bearing on the outcome of the case. He said "it's critical that children with preexisting conditions have access to health insurance," but also expressed his disapproval of the healthcare reform to the extent that he believes "Ultimately, Montana knows what's best for Montana, not Washington, D.C.."
Jessie married his wife Jill in 2007. Together, they have one son, Cooper.
Friends of Jesse Laslovich
John Edwards, Treasurer
PO Box 1558
Helena, MT 59624
- Montana attorney general election, 2012
- Current Montana AG Steve Bullock
- Montana state executive official elections, 2012
- Official Montana State Senate website
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002, 2000
- Laslovich on Facebook
- Laslovich on Twitter
- Laslovich on YouTube