Montana Secretary of State Corey Stapleton is a Great Falls native, fourth-generation Montanan, and graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy. He served 11 years in the navy as a surface warfare officer, deploying overseas aboard the aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy and cruiser USS Hue City.
Stapleton was a distinguished member of the Heritage Foundation’s Legislative Leaders council while he served in the Montana state senate from 2001-2009. While a Republican senator, he championed important energy, natural resource, agriculture and business legislation. He has a lifetime ‘A’ rating from the NRA, is pro-Life, and a 96% lifetime rating from the Chamber of Commerce. He is a smart, conservative problem-solver. Stapleton is Montana’s only military veteran currently elected to statewide office. His father served in the Army, he served in the Navy, and his oldest son serves in the Marine Corps.