Tester Statement on Death of Longtime Montana Political Reporter Chuck Johnson

Following the passing of longtime Montana political reporter Charles “Chuck” Johnson, U.S. Senator Jon Tester released the following statement:

“Chuck Johnson was a reporter’s reporter – always prepared, and always speaking truth to power. As a journalist, his integrity, commitment to truth, and willingness to hold people accountable earned him the respect of readers and elected officials alike, from both sides of the aisle. Chuck was a great reporter and even better man – and after keeping Montanans informed for decades, he will be sorely missed by family, friends, and countless others in the Treasure State. Sharla and my thoughts are with his family.”

Tester spoke about Johnson’s impact on Montana, following his retirement from journalism, in a 2015 speech on the floor of the United States Senate.