Denny Rehberg

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Denny Rehberg

Dennis "Denny" Rehberg (born October 5, 1955 in Billings , Montana ) is an American politician . From 2001 to 2013 he represented the state of Montana in the US House of Representatives . In the 2012 US Senate elections, he was defeated by incumbent Jon Tester .

Early years and political advancement

Denny Rehberg attended West High School in Billings and then Washington State University through 1977 . After graduating from college, he became a successful rancher. He raises cattle and cashmere goats on his Rehberg Ranch near Billings . Rehberg is a member of the Republican Party . Between 1977 and 1979 he served in the administration of the Montana Senate ; between 1979 and 1982 he was an employee of Congressman Ron Marlenee .

Political career

From 1984 to 1991, Rehberg was a member of the House of Representatives from Montana . There he campaigned for budget consolidation without tax increases. He then was elected to succeed the retiring Allen Kolstad for lieutenant governor appointed by Montana. Between 1991 and 1996 he was Deputy Governors Stan Stephens and Marc Racicot . During this time he toured all 56 districts of the state annually and chaired several committees. In 1996, Rehberg applied unsuccessfully for a seat in the US Senate ; he was subject to the democratic incumbent Max Baucus .

In the 2000 congressional elections , Denny Rehberg was elected to succeed Rick Hill in the US House of Representatives. He prevailed against the Democrat Nancy Keenan with 51.5 percent of the vote . Rehberg took up his new mandate on January 3, 2001. After several re-elections ( most recently in 2010 with 60.3 percent of the vote) he exercised it until January 3, 2013. In the 2012 election, he no longer ran for his mandate, but applied for the post of US Senator for his state. He was defeated by Democratic incumbent Jon Tester in the 2012 Senate election . Rehberg is currently considering a new candidacy for the US Senate in 2014 , as the Senate seat that will then be up for election will become an open seat without incumbent due to the announced withdrawal of the previous incumbent Max Baucus .

Denny Rehberg is married to Jan Rehberg, with whom he has three children.

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Rehberg Considers Another Senate Run. In: Billings Gazette, April 25, 2013.