By Montanan for Morigeau
MISSOULA — House Minority Whip and consumer protection champion Shane Morigeau launched his campaign to be Montana’s next state auditor.
Morigeau kicked off his campaign with an announcement video to highlight his priorities and introduce himself to Montana voters. Morigeau highlighted the need for Montana’s next state auditor to work hard to hold insurance companies accountable, ensure that health insurance rates are fair and affordable, and keep public lands in public hands on the Land Board.
“For too long, everyday Montanans have had no voice in our state auditor’s office,” said House Minority Whip Rep. Shane Morigeau. “I know from experience how important it is to keep insurance companies honest and to ensure they aren’t gouging Montana families. Without affordable health care, my mom might not have survived her three battles with cancer, and my father’s debilitating back injuries could have left my family homeless. It’s long past time to bring accountability and common sense back to Helena.”
Shane Morigeau has committed his career to fighting back against the rich and powerful to protect Montanans — as a lawyer, legislator, and advocate.
Shane was born and raised in Ronan, Montana. He’s a hunter and angler, a proud Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal member, and holds a law degree from the University of Montana and a master of laws from the University of Arizona Law School. He began his career as an advocate and attorney representing the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, where he played a leading role in passing Medicaid expansion in 2015.
As a state legislator, Shane has spearheaded legislation to make health care more affordable, protect public lands, and invest in educational opportunities. He wrote and passed the Montana Promise Act to help Montana students afford attending trade schools, protections for child sex abuse victims and students abused in our schools, and Montana’s first blockchain legislation to provide clear accountability for new tech companies and protect consumers from fraudulent investment opportunities.