Shane was born and raised in Ronan and resides in Missoula with his wife Jamie. He’s a sportsman and a proud Salish and Kootenai member. Before earning his law degree at the University of Montana and an LL.M at the University of Arizona Law School. Shane began his career as an advocate and attorney representing the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes and helped pass Medicaid expansion in 2015.
As a state Legislator and Minority Whip, Shane spearheaded legislation to make healthcare more affordable, protect consumers from investment fraud, protect public lands, and invest in educational opportunities. In 2019, Shane passed some of the strongest protections for child sex abuse victims and students abused in our schools.
As state auditor, Shane will give everyday Montanans a voice. He’ll hold insurance companies accountable, protect consumers from investment fraud, ensure that health insurance rates are fair and affordable, and keep public lands in public hands on the Land Board.