Jesse Laslovich

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Jesse Laslovich
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United States Attorney for the District of Montana
Assumed office
June 2, 2022
PresidentJoe Biden
Preceded byKurt Alme
Member of the Montana Senate
from the 43rd district
In office
2005 – February 2010
Succeeded byGene Vuckovich
Member of the Montana House of Representatives
In office
2001–2003
Personal details
Born (1980-10-03) October 3, 1980 (age 41)
Anaconda, Montana, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Jill
Residence(s)Helena, Montana, U.S.
EducationUniversity of Montana (BA, JD)

Jesse A. Laslovich (born October 3, 1980) is an American attorney and politician who has served as the United States Attorney for the District of Montana since 2022. He previously served as a member of the Montana House of Representatives and Montana Senate.

Early life and education[edit]

Laslovich was born and raised in Anaconda, Montana. After graduating from Anaconda High School, he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science in 2003 and his Juris Doctor from the University of Montana in 2006.[1][2]

Career[edit]

Laslovich has worked as an attorney for Datsopoulos, MacDonald & Lind PC of Missoula. He was an adjunct professor at the University of Montana School of Law. Laslovich was assistant attorney general to Montana Attorney General Mike McGrath. He later served as chief legal counsel to the Montana state auditor.[3][4] In this role, he co-prosecuted several Ponzi schemes.[5][6]

Montana legislature[edit]

In 2000, Laslovich was elected to the Montana House of Representatives, becoming the second-youngest person ever elected to the Montana Legislature.[7][8] In 2004, he was elected to the Montana State 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.[citation needed]

In 2007, Laslovich supported and voted unsuccessfully to pass out of committee SB 290 the "Implement National Popular Vote Act", which would have entered Montana into a pact to award the state's three electoral votes to the winner of the national popular vote, regardless of the Montana popular vote.[9]

Laslovich resigned from the Montana Senate on February 10, 2010, to become chief legal counsel to Montana State Auditor Monica Lindeen.[3]

Campaign for state attorney general[edit]

In 2012, Laslovich ran for Montana Attorney General. He was narrowly defeated in the Democratic primary by state Labor Commissioner Pam Bucy,[10] who lost the general election to Republican nominee Tim Fox.

Campaign for state auditor[edit]

On April 6, 2015, Laslovich announced his candidacy for Montana state auditor.[11] He lost the general election to Republican state Senator Matt Rosendale.

U.S. Attorney for Montana[edit]

On January 26, 2022, President Joe Biden announced his intent to nominate Laslovich to be the United States Attorney for the District of Montana.[12] On January 31, 2022, his nomination was sent to the United States Senate.[13] On May 12, 2022, his nomination was reported out of committee by voice vote.[14] On May 17, 2022, his nomination was confirmed in the Senate by voice vote.[15] He was sworn in by U.S. District Judge Dana L. Christensen on June 2, 2022.[16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About Jesse Laslovich". Montana Standard.
  2. ^ Fraser, Jayme. "Jesse Laslovich". Montana Standard. Retrieved January 26, 2022.
  3. ^ a b Johnson, Charles. "State Sen. Laslovich of Anaconda resigns seat to take job in auditor's office". missoulian.com.
  4. ^ "Lifesaving Flights Can Come With Life-Changing Bills". NPR.org. Retrieved January 26, 2022.
  5. ^ Brandt, Angela. "Broker gets 10 years prison for Ponzi scheme". Helena Independent Record.
  6. ^ Bermes, Whitney (June 19, 2014). "Convicted Belgrade Ponzi schemer lashes out following sentencing". Bozeman Daily Chronicle. Retrieved February 16, 2022.
  7. ^ "Montanan". montanan.umt.edu.
  8. ^ "Spring 2001 Montanan - Political Prodigy". archive.umt.edu. Retrieved January 26, 2022.
  9. ^ "Montana". electoral-college.org. Archived from the original on March 4, 2016. Retrieved January 14, 2022.
  10. ^ "Biden to nominate Jesse Laslovich for Montana U.S. Attorney".
  11. ^ Mike, Dennison. "Democrat Jesse Laslovich running for Montana auditor". missoulian.com.
  12. ^ "President Biden Announces Six New Nominees to Serve as U.S. Attorneys" (Press release). Washington, D.C.: The White House. January 26, 2022. Public Domain This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  13. ^ "Press Release: Nominations Sent to the Senate" (Press release). Washington, D.C.: The White House. January 31, 2022. Public Domain This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  14. ^ "Results of Executive Business Meeting – May 12, 2022" (PDF). United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary. Retrieved May 12, 2022.
  15. ^ "PN1703 - Nomination of Jesse A. Laslovich for Department of Justice, 117th Congress (2021-2022)". www.congress.gov. May 17, 2022. Retrieved May 18, 2022.
  16. ^ "Jesse Laslovich sworn in as U.S. Attorney for District of Montana". United States Department of Justice. June 2, 2022. Retrieved June 3, 2022.

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