Casey Schreiner

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Casey Schreiner
Minority Leader of the Montana House of Representatives
In office
January 7, 2019 – January 4, 2021
Preceded byJenny Eck
Succeeded byKim Abbott
Member of the Montana House of Representatives
from the 26th district
In office
January 7, 2013 – January 4, 2021
Preceded byTrudi Schmidt
Succeeded byJeremy Trebas
Personal details
Born (1982-07-10) July 10, 1982 (age 39)
Great Falls, Montana, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Teresa Bartoletti
Alma materMontana State University, Bozeman (BS, MEd)
WebsiteCampaign website

Casey Schreiner (born July 10, 1982) is an American politician and former educator who served as the Minority Leader of the Montana House of Representatives from 2019 to 2021, and where he represented the 26th district from 2013 to 2021. Before serving in the legislature, Schreiner worked as a middle school teacher, executive director of the Montana State Workforce Innovation Board, and as the director of work-based learning for the Montana Department of Labor and Industry.[1][2]

Early life and Education[edit]

Born in Great Falls, Montana, Casey Schreiner attended Roosevelt Elementary, Paris Gibson Middle School, and is a graduate of Great Falls High School in Great Falls. In 2005, Schreiner earned a Bachelor of Science in cell biology and neuroscience from Montana State University. In 2010, he earned a Master of Education in curriculum and instruction from Montana State University.[3]

Career[edit]

Schreiner began his career as a recruitment representative for Montana State University. After earning his Master's Degree, Schreiner worked as a middle school science teacher in the Great Falls Public School System and at Butte Central Catholic High School.

Schreiner was elected to the Montana House of Representatives in 2013, succeeding Trudi Schmidt.[4] As Minority Leader, Schreiner succeeded in extending Medicaid expansion, which brought government-funded health care to nearly 100,000 low-income families; funding education; and passing a comprehensive infrastructure package.[5]

In the 2020 Montana gubernatorial election, Schreiner was a candidate for governor until withdrawing from the Democratic primary on February 3, 2020.[6] On February 28, 2020, candidate Mike Cooney selected Schreiner to serve as his running mate.[7] Cooney became the Democratic nominee in the June 2, 2020 primary election. Schreiner and Cooney faced incumbent Congressman Greg Gianforte and Kristen Juras in the November, 2020 general election, where they were unsuccessful in their bid for Governor and Lt. Governor.[8]

Personal life[edit]

Schreiner is married to his wife Teresa. Together, they have three children: Aiden, Liam, and Finn. Two of Schreiner's children are on the autism spectrum.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Get to Know a Legislator: Rep. Casey Schreiner". Montana Capitol Report. 7 February 2013. Archived from the original on 20 December 2013. Retrieved 20 December 2013.
  2. ^ "Schreiner for Legislature". www.facebook.com. Retrieved 2018-06-27.
  3. ^ "Casey Schreiner". Ballotpedia. Retrieved 2020-06-07.
  4. ^ Casey Schreiner's Biography
  5. ^ Dennison, Mike. "Great Falls native Casey Schreiner first prominent Dem to enter 2020 governor's race". KRTV. Retrieved September 25, 2020.
  6. ^ Drake, Phil. "Democrat Casey Schreiner ends 2020 run for governor". Great Falls Tribune. Retrieved 2020-06-07.
  7. ^ "Mike Cooney announces Casey Schreiner as running mate". KECI. Associated Press. 2020-02-28. Retrieved 2020-06-07.
  8. ^ holly.michels@lee.net, HOLLY K. MICHELS. "Gianforte wins governor race". Helena Independent Record. Retrieved 2020-12-10.
  9. ^ Drake, Phil. "Great Falls' Schreiner looks forward to session". Great Falls Tribune. Retrieved 2020-12-10.

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Montana House of Representatives
Preceded by
Jenny Eck
Minority Leader of the Montana House of Representatives
2019–2021
Succeeded by
Kim Abbott
Preceded by
Trudi Schmidt
Member of the Montana House of Representatives
from the 26th district

2013–2021
Succeeded by
Jeremy Trebas