Scott Moe has officially joined the Saskatchewan Party leadership race.

The Rosthern-Shellbrook MLA announced his candidacy Friday at Q-Line Trucking in Saskatoon.

“I am inspired every day by the people of our great province and everything we have been able to achieve in the last ten years,” Moe said in a news release.

“The Saskatchewan Party’s founding members and Premier Brad Wall knew the potential this province had and that vision is as true today as it was 20 years ago. Renewal is not just about one person, it’s about stepping forward together as a team to stand with Saskatchewan and ensure the foundation that Premier Wall built remains strong.”

Also Friday, Jeremy Harrison announced he’s stepping down from the leadership race and throwing his support behind Moe.

Moe was first elected to the legislature in 2011. He has served as the minister of advanced education, minister of environment, the minister responsible for Saskatchewan Water Corp. and the Saskatchewan Water Security Agency and a member of Treasury Board.

Moe was born and raised on a grain farm between Shellbrook and Parkside and holds a bachelor of science in agriculture degree from the University of Saskatchewan. He and his wife Krista live in Shellbrook and have two children.