Jon Sesso

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Jon Sesso
Montana State Senate District 37
In office
2013 - present
Term ends
January 2, 2017
Years in position 10
State Senate Minority Leader
2013 - present
State House Minority Leader
2011 - 2012
Base salary$82.64/day
Per diem$105.31/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limits8 years in a 16-year period
Prior offices
Montana House of Representatives District 76
2005 - 2013
Bachelor'sUniversity of Wisconsin, Madison, 1975
Master'sUniversity of Wisconsin, Madison, 1978
Date of birth11/15/1953
Place of birthRacine, WI
ProfessionPlanning Director/Superfund Coordinator, Butte-Silver Bow
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Jon Sesso (b. November 15, 1953) is a Democratic member of the Montana State Senate, representing District 37 since January 7, 2013. Starting in the 2013-2014 session, Sesso serves as Minority Leader.

Sesso is a former member of the Montana House of Representatives, representing the 76th District since 2005. In the 2011-2012 session, Sesso served as the Minority Leader.[1]

Sesso's professional experience includes working as the following; planning director and superfund coordinator at Butte-Silver Bow; program director at Natural Resource Information System, Montana State Library; and technical writer, information director, and vice president of operations at National Center for Appropriate Technology.

Sesso earned his MA in communications and environmental studies from the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 1978 and his BA in communications from the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 1975.

Committee assignments


At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Sesso served on the following committees:

Montana Committee Assignments, 2013
Finance and Claims
Long-Range Planning


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Sesso served on these committees:


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Sesso served on these committees:



See also: Montana State Senate elections, 2012

Sesso won re-election in the 2012 election for Montana State Senate, District 37. Sesso ran unopposed in the June 5 primary election and defeated Daniel O'Neill (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

Montana State Senate, District 37, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJon Sesso 59.5% 5,417
     Republican Daniel O'Neill 40.5% 3,691
Total Votes 9,108


See also: Montana House of Representatives elections, 2010

On November 2, 2010 Sesso won election to the Montana House of Representatives. He did not have any opposition in the June 8 primary and no one has filed to run against him in the general election. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.


On November 4, 2008 Jon Sesso ran unopposed and won the seat to the Montana House of Representatives for District 76, receiving 2,893 votes.

Sesso raised $1,805 for his campaign.[4]

Montana House of Representatives, District 76
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Jon Sesso (D) 2,893

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, a year in which Sesso was up for re-election, he collected $2,025 in donations.[5]

No contributions to his campaign were over $1,000.


Sesso is married.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Steve Gallus (D)
Montana State Senate District 37
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Montana House of Representatives District 76
Succeeded by
Amanda Curtis (D)