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State Sen. Al Olszewski Enters The 2020 Race For Governor

Apr 3, 2019

Republican state Sen. Al Olszewski announced his candidacy for Montana governor in 2020 during a noon rally on the state Capitol steps today, joining a field that includes two statewide elected officials.

The orthopedic surgeon from Kalispell said he wants to improve the relationship between the governor's office and lawmakers, and to protect and improve access to public lands. But he spent most of his campaign kickoff speech talking about healthcare.

"Every Montanan deserves quality health care, affordable health care, and the opportunity to have affordable health care insurance," Olszewski said.

Attorney General Tim Fox and Secretary of State Corey Stapleton have also announced they are seeking the Republican nomination for governor.

Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock is prevented by term limits from seeking re-election.

No Democratic candidates have entered the race yet.