U.S. Senator Jon Tester today released the following statement in response to news that Montana's senior U.S. Senator, Max Baucus, will retire at the end of his current Senate term in 2015:
"Max's number one priority has been - and will continue to be - making Montana a better place to live, work and raise a family. For years, Max has stood up for Montana values in Washington, and he has a lot to be proud of. I will miss his counsel and friendship in the Senate, but look forward to working with him for the next two years to move our state and our nation forward. I wish him and Mel nothing but the best as they spend the rest of their lives enjoying Big Sky Country."
Baucus was first elected to the U.S. Senate in 1978. He is the chairman of the Senate Finance Committee.