Montana House Minority Leader Schreiner first prominent Democrat to enter 2020 governor’s race

HELENA — House Minority Leader Casey Schreiner, a four-term legislator from Great Falls, on Tuesday became the first prominent Democrat to jump into the 2020 race for Montana governor, saying he’d be an advocate for — and representative of — “everyday Montanans.”

“I have a blue-collar background,” he told MTN News in an interview. “Our family is no stranger to struggle. … Those are the experiences that we need the people making decisions to have. I’m going to be the only candidate in this race that lives an everyday Montana life.”

Schreiner, 36, a former teacher, is the director of work-based learning for the state Department of Labor. He and his wife, Teresa, have three children, ages 1, 3 and 5.