Corey Stapleton

Hello fellow Americans,

My name is Corey Stapleton, and I have organized a ‘Testing the Waters’ committee for the Republican nomination for President of the United States.

I am incredibly hopeful for the future of America.  But I am greatly troubled by the current direction of our country. 

President Ronald Reagan’s Secretary of the Navy nominated me to the U.S. Naval Academy, at the height of the Cold War.  I deployed overseas aboard the aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67), and the aegis cruiser USS Hue City (CG-66), projecting American strength and resolve.

Nearly 65% of Americans agree the United States is on the wrong track. We can, and must, do better!

I’m a businessman, former state Senator, and most recently served as the elected Montana Secretary of State, where I promoted commerce and oversaw the integrity of elections.


I believe the United States needs smaller government, stronger institutions, and greater freedoms.  I believe that our government should be more decentralized, that our schools are precious, and the U.S. Constitution needs to be better followed.

I hope to connect with as many of you as possible, over the coming months.  Please contribute to our committee with your financial support.  My exploratory committee hopes to discover if there are enough people like me—people who are fed up with the silly culture wars, the dysfunctional federal government, and the downright yucky feeling of American politics.


My friends, we are SO much better than this!  Let’s work together to change the direction of our country, and create an amazing future for our children and grandchildren.



Corey Stapleton

Corey Stapleton
Testing the Waters
P.O. Box 1618, Helena MT 59624