Jeff Essmann

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Jeff Essmann
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President of the Montana Senate
In office
Preceded byJim Peterson
Succeeded byDebby Barrett
Member of the Montana Senate
from the 28th district
Assumed office
January 2005
Preceded by???
Personal details
Born (1952-06-29) June 29, 1952 (age 66)
Billings, Montana, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Sherry Essmann
Alma materIllinois Institute of Technology
University of Montana,

Jeff Essmann is the Senate Majority Leader for the 62nd Montana Legislature. He represents Senate District 28 in Billings, Montana as a Republican. Essman was initially elected in 2005.[1] He is most notable for proposing Senate Bill 423 to reduce inappropriate use of medical marijuana in Montana.[2]

Essmann aborted his campaign for Governor of Montana in the 2012 election after it was determined he lacked funds and support.[3]

Emails obtained by the Great Falls Tribune in January 2013 showed Essmann was part of a plot by far-right conservatives in the Montana legislature to quash bills by more moderate Republicans.[4]


  1. ^ Montana Legislature. "Jeff Essman". Retrieved 1 April 2011.
  2. ^ Midura, Kyle (2011-03-29). "Retired Physician Reacts to Legislator's Marijuana Proposal". KULR-TV. Archived from the original on 2013-02-16. Retrieved 1 April 2011.
  3. ^ Republican Essmann drops out of Montana governor's race. (2012-01-27). Retrieved on 2013-01-18.
  4. ^ Emails uncover acrimony in Montana Senate GOP. Great Falls Tribune (2013-01-16)

External links[edit]

  • Follow the Money – Jeff Essmann