Max has never forgotten his roots — or the people he works for in Montana.
He was raised on the family ranch near Helena that his great-grandfather founded in 1897. That’s where Max learned real Montana values: hard work, family, faith, and community.
Max graduated from Helena High school in 1959. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and a law degree from Stanford University.
Throughout his career, Max has never forgotten where he came from or who he represents. He does “Work Days” with local businesses as often as he can, spending a full day working alongside Montanans to hear their ideas on how to create jobs and keep our economy moving forward. His signature work ethic has routinely earned him a seat at the table helping solve the nation’s most pressing challenges. Whether it’s a butcher shop or a pharmacy, a farm or a ranch, a school or a construction site — Max finds the time he spends with Montana’s small businesses invaluable to keeping his focus grounded deep in his Montana roots.
Max has a long history of public service, which began in the Montana State House of Representatives and has culminated in his time in the U.S. Senate. In Washington, he always fights to do what’s right for Montana — cutting through red tape and partisan rhetoric to find real solutions for middle class Montanans.
When partisans in Washington were about to let tax relief expire for hardworking families everywhere, Max led the charge to extend it. When the far right threatened to put employers between women and their doctors, Max said no. When the partisans repeatedly tried to dismantle Medicare and privatize Social Security, Max fought to protect the financial security of our seniors.
Increasing public access to public lands. Working to reduce our country’s deficit. Knocking down trade barriers and opening up foreign markets for American products. Max is a proven leader who never hesitates to bring together colleagues from both sides of the aisle to get things done for Montana.
Max and his wife Melodee live in Helena, MT and work in Washington, D.C. Max’s son Zeno also lives in Helena, MT with his wife Stephanie.
In whatever spare time they can find, Max and Melodee enjoy Montana’s beautiful public lands — hunting, fishing, and hiking. In 1995 and 1996, Max walked the entire 820-miles length of Montana. He is also an avid runner, completing a 50-mile marathon in just over 12 hours in 2003.