Senator pledges fundamental reset of state government
HELENA, Mont. — State Senator Albert Olszewski (R-Kalispell) publicly announced his candidacy for the 2020 gubernatorial race on Wednesday. Olszewski is the only Republican in the legislature to formally declare his intentions for the office.
Olszewski, a Republican state senator and an orthopedic surgeon from Kalispell, was first elected in 2014 to the State Legislature as the Representative of House District 11. He was elected in 2016 as the Senator for District 6. Olszewski first ran for public office as a candidate for lieutenant governor in the 2012 Republican Primary.
“My career has been dedicated to advocating for patients in the exam room, in the legislature, and as your governor, I will champion the unique needs of all Montanans in our capital,” stated Dr. Olszewski.
If elected governor, Dr. Olszewski pledges a fundamental reset of state government. “Montanans deserve an honest, ethical government, that engages all people in building our future successes,” Olszewski told supporters. He added, “This is your government and your future – it belongs to you.”
Olszewski was born and raised in Great Falls. He graduated from C.M. Russell High School and completed his undergraduate degree at Carroll College in Helena. He then earned his doctorate degree from University of Washington Medical School. After medical school he served in the United States Air Force as a flight surgeon and rapid mobility trauma surgeon.