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|Governor of Montana|
|High school||Great Falls High School (1986)|
|Bachelor's||United States Naval Academy (1992)|
|Master's||Temple University (1995)|
|Service/branch||United States Navy|
|Years of service||1986 - 1997|
|Profession||Former naval officer; Financial advisor|
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.
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.
He currently serves as President of the Montana School for the Deaf and Blind foundation.
- Great Falls High School (1986)
- BS, Engineering, United States Naval Academy (1992)
- MA, Political science, Temple University (1995)
- Montana gubernatorial and lieutenant gubernatorial election, 2012
- Gubernatorial elections, 2012
- Governor of Montana
- Lieutenant Governor of Montana