Jesse Laslovich

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Jesse Laslovich
Personal details
Born (1980-10-03) October 3, 1980 (age 36)[citation needed]
Anaconda, Montana[citation needed]
Political party Democratic Party
Spouse(s) Jill Laslovich[citation needed]
Residence Helena, Montana
Alma mater University of Montana
Occupation Chief Legal Counsel to the Montana Commissioner of Securities and Insurance Monica Lindeen
Religion Roman Catholic[citation needed]

Summary[edit]

Jesse Laslovich is the Chief Legal Counsel to Montana's State Auditor Monica Lindeen.[1] He is a member of the Democratic Party. He previously served in the Montana House of Representatives, the Montana Senate, and is a candidate for Montana State Auditor in the 2016 election.

Laslovich was born and raised in Anaconda, Montana, and attended college and law school at the University of Montana.

Montana Legislature[edit]

In 2000, Jesse Laslovich was elected to the Montana House of Representatives, becoming the second youngest person ever elected to the Montana legislature.[2] In 2004, he was elected to the Montana Senate where he represented SD 43 until 2010. During his time in the Montana Senate, he chaired the Senate Judiciary and Ethics Committees and served as Assistant Democratic Leader.

In 2007, Laslovich supported and voted unsuccessfully to pass out of committee SB 290 the "Implement National Popular Vote Act" [3] which would have entered Montana into a pact to regardless of the Montana popular vote, award the states 3 electoral votes to the winner of the national popular vote. [4] In the past 4 elections, Montana voted 3 times for the candidate that lost the national popular vote. [5]

Laslovich resigned from the Montana Senate on February 10, 2010 to become Chief Legal Counsel to Montana's State Auditor Monica Lindeen.[6]

Campaign for State Auditor[edit]

On April 6, 2015, Jesse Laslovich announced his candidacy for Montana State Auditor.[7] The central themes of his campaign have included protecting access to public lands in Montana, combating securities fraud, and advocating for fair treatment of consumers by insurance companies. [8]

He has also stressed his success in prosecuting the longest Ponzi Scheme in Montana’s history [9] as well as numerous other cases involving securities fraud.[10]. Additionally, Laslovich has touted his work in the legislature to put tougher DUI laws on the books, crack down on sexual predators, and expand benefits to middle class and single parent family households.

Legal career[edit]

As a lawyer, Jesse Laslovich has worked in the private sector as an Attorney for Datsopoulos, MacDonald & Lind PC of Missoula; he was an adjunct professor at the University of Montana School of Law; he was assistant attorney general to Attorney General Mike McGrath; and he currently serves as Chief Legal Counsel to Montana's State Auditor.[11]

Education[edit]

Laslovich earned his BA in Political Science and JD from the University of Montana in 2003. [12]