Montana Senator Jon Tester has selected Victor MT native Andrea Helling as his new Communications Director.

Helling attended Victor High School in the Bitterroot Valley and is a graduate of the University of Montana, where she served as ASUM President.

She has worked in Sen. Tester's office since 2007. She has been Press Secretary and replaces Aaron Murphy, who has accepted a job in the private sector. Helling has been interim Communications Director since last year.

Senator Tester also announced that Dan Malessa will continue his position as Press Secretary in the Senator's Washington, D.C., office.