Corey Stapleton

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Corey Stapleton
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Montana, At-Large District
High schoolGreat Falls High School (1986)
Bachelor'sUnited States Naval Academy (1992)
Master'sTemple University (1995)
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Navy
Years of service1986 - 1997
ProfessionFormer naval officer; Financial advisor
Campaign website
Corey Stapleton was a 2014 Republican candidate seeking election to the U.S. House to represent the At-Large Congressional District of Montana. He was defeated by Ryan Zinke in the Republican primary on June 3, 2014.

Stapleton was previously a 2012 Republican candidate for Governor of Montana in the 2012 election.[1] He and his running mate, Bob Keenan, finished second in the June 5th primary election.[2] He served previously in the Montana State Senate.


Stapleton is a fourth generation Montanan raised in Great Falls. After graduating from Great Falls High School, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy where he attended nuclear power school. He earned an appointment to the Naval Academy and graduated with a degree in Engineering in 1992. He and his wife, Terry, returned to Montana in 1997 and he began a career as a financial advisor.[3]

In 2000, Stapleton was elected to the Montana State Senate. He won re-election in 2004 and in 2005 was elected Chairman of the Legislative Campaign Committee. During his final year in the legislature in 2007, he served as Minority Leader.[3]

He currently serves as President of the Montana School for the Deaf and Blind foundation.[3]


  • Great Falls High School (1986)
  • B.S., Engineering, United States Naval Academy (1992)
  • MA, Political science, Temple University (1995)


On The Issues Vote Match

Corey Stapleton's Vote Match results from On The Issues.
See also: On The Issues Vote Match

On The Issues conducts a VoteMatch analysis of elected officials based on 20 issue areas. Rather than relying on incumbents to complete the quiz themselves, the VoteMatch analysis is conducted using voting records, statements to the media, debate transcripts or citations from books authored by or about the candidate. Based on the results of the quiz, Stapleton is a Moderate Conservative. Stapleton received a score of 28 percent on social issues and 68 percent on economic issues.[4]

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The table below contains the results of analysis compiled by staff at On The Issues.

On The Issues Vote Quiz[5]
Economic Issues Social Issues
Issue Stance Issue Stance
Legally require hiring women & minorities Strongly Opposes Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right Strongly Opposes
Expand ObamaCare Opposes Comfortable with same-sex marriage Strongly Opposes
Vouchers for school choice Strongly Favors Keep God in the public sphere Unknown
Absolute right to gun ownership Strongly Favors Human needs over animal rights Favors
Higher taxes on the wealthy Strongly Favors Stricter punishment reduces crime Strongly Favors
Support & expand free trade Unknown Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens Unknown
Stricter limits on political campaign funds Strongly Favors Maintain US sovereignty from UN Unknown
Prioritize green energy Unknown Expand the military Strongly Favors
Stimulus better than market-led recovery Strongly Opposes Stay out of Iran Unknown
Privatize Social Security Unknown Never legalize marijuana Unknown
Note: Information last updated: April 19, 2015.[4] If you notice the rating has changed, email us.



See also: United States House of Representatives elections in Montana, 2014

Stapleton ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent Montana's At-Large District. Stapleton sought the Republican nomination in the primary on June 3, 2014, but lost to Ryan Zinke.

U.S. House, Montana's At-Large District Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRyan Zinke 33.3% 43,766
Corey Stapleton 29.3% 38,591
Matt Rosendale 28.8% 37,965
Elsie Arntzen 6.8% 9,011
Drew Turiano 1.7% 2,290
Total Votes 131,623
Source: Montana Secretary of State - Official Primary Results


See also: Montana gubernatorial and lieutenant gubernatorial election, 2012

Stapleton sought the Republican nomination for Governor of Montana. He and his running mate, former state Senator Bob Keenan, finished second in the June 5th Republican primary election.[2]

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Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Stapleton's reports.[6]

Corey Stapleton (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[7]April 12, 2013$0.00$140,151.27$(53,454.46)$86,696.81
July Quarterly[8]July 11, 2013$86,696.81$91,881.23$(101,409.98)$77,168.06
October Quarterly[9]November 4, 2013$77,168.06$67,751.27$(70,153.79)$74,765.54
Year-End[10]January 31, 2014$74,765.54$30,796.14$(48,125.47)$57,436.21
April Quarterly[11]April 15, 2014$57,436.21$43,231.38$(45,215.64)$55,451.95
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