FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, August 5, 2020
Helena, MT – In 2016, Christi Jacobsen and her husband were both max-out donors to Corey Stapleton’s campaign for Secretary of State. Shortly after his victory, he hired her from the Department of Justice to be his Deputy Secretary of State at a salary that made her one of the highest-paid employees in state government, and the highest paid employee on record in the Secretary of State’s office.
After securing her job, Jacobsen used her position to dole out high paying jobs and government contracts to family members and friends, including her step-son, who she hired directly into the office of Secretary of State — likely in violation of Montana nepotism laws. If Jacobsen is elected Secretary of State, Montanans can expect her to continue her legacy of insider dealing.
“Montanans deserve elected officials dedicated to serving Montanans — not themselves,” said MDP Communications Director Nathan Stein. “Christi Jacobsen’s history of self-dealing is deeply troubling, and raises serious questions about whether she would continue her unethical leadership as Secretary of State.”
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