Jesse and his wife, Sasha, live near Deer Lodge with their children, dogs, horses, and a 30-year-old rescue mule, Jezebel. Jesse is the father to four daughters and one son. Jesse is a business owner and entrepreneur, having built Mullen Newspaper Company from two newspapers in Granite and Powell counties to 12 newspapers in five states over the last four years. Jesse and Sasha own Browsing Bison Books with stores in Philipsburg and Deer Lodge. Sasha is the office manager and a veterinary assistant for Clark Fork Veterinary Clinic in Powell County. Their oldest daughter recently graduated from Powell County High School and is attending Montana State University in the Fall to pursue a degree in Nursing.
Jesse creates new jobs, and puts his money and time where his heart is, District 39. He founded Mullen Newspaper Company in District 39 and recently purchased a printing press to build a commercial print distribution center that is creating new jobs. Mullen Newspaper Company opened a new accounting office in the district serving businesses across the Mountain West. Jesse and Sasha are rehabbing a 100-plus year old building in Deer Lodge to be converted into a café that will serve locally produced food. Jesse worked his way up from paperboy, to be the senior editorial executive at a $750,000,000/year newspaper company with more than 100 newspapers before returning to his small town roots and starting Mullen Newspaper Company. Mullen Newspaper Company’s mission is to protect small town newspapers and the communities they serve by ensuring local journalism continues to be produced.