Great Falls’ Casey Schreiner joined candidate field for governor

Casey Schreiner is running for governor.

On Tuesday, the Democrat announced his campaign with a video to introduce himself and his family to Montana voters. Schreiner, who was born and raised in Great Falls, is a former science teacher, lifetime union member, husband, and proud father of three young boys.

Schreiner is the Minority Leader in the Montana House of Representatives and a former public school teacher.

His wife, Teresa, works for the Great Falls Development Authority and serves on the board of the Great Falls Public Schools district.

Schreiner unveiled his first wave of endorsements, including every Great Falls Democratic legislator: Sen. Tom Jacobson, SD-11; Sen. Carlie Boland, SD-12; Rep. Brad Hamlett, HD-23; Rep. Barbara Bessette, HD-24; and Rep. Jasmine Krotkov, HD-25.

“My family’s story is completely ordinary, but it’s not so ordinary seeing folks like us making decisions in government,” Schreiner said in a release. “I’m running for governor because giving everyday families like mine a chance to get ahead is the fight of my life. The hardships my family has faced have made me fearless about taking on special interests and career politicians, and Montanans can always count on me to say what I mean—it’s who I am. I couldn’t be more excited to continue my fight for Montana’s future as our next governor.”

While Schreiner served as House Minority Leader, the legislature passed Medicaid expansion to protect health care for 1 in 10 Montanans, health and safety protections for firefighters, and the first major infrastructure package in more than a decade.

Schreiner is joining former state Rep. Reilly Neill of Livingston as a Democratic candidate for governor and Republican candidates U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte, Montana Attorney General Tim Fox, Montana Secretary of State Corey Stapleton, Great Falls native and state lawmaker Al Olszewski and Gary Perry.