In Big Sandy and communities across Montana, a handshake goes a long way. As a third-generation Montana farmer, Jon believes that all elected leaders should hold themselves accountable to the people they serve. He also believes in holding Washington accountable to Montana.
Since his first day as a U.S. Senator, Jon has blazed a trail in transparency and accountability.
Jon’s standard for transparency and ethics in his offices is unmatched in Congress. Jon was the first member of Congress to post his public schedule online, and the first to hold ethics audits of his office conducted by Montana judges.
Focused on setting a higher standard across government, Jon is making sure public access keeps up with new technology. He proposed putting government documents and information online in free, searchable databases. He even voluntarily submits his campaign finance reports electronically to the Federal Elections Commission, so they can be published online for everyone to see.
Jon’s leadership empowers Montanans and the American public to know exactly how their government works and to demand accountability from their leaders.