Christi is a native Montanan, born and raised in Helena, Montana. Christi and her husband Eric, who is also a native Montanan, raised their five kids in Helena. Christi was educated in Montana receiving a degree from Carroll College and a master’s degree in public administration from University of Montana. Her husband Eric attended the rival school, Montana Tech, and is the Senior Vice President for Extraction Oil and Gas.
Christi started her career in the telecom industry but has almost two decades of experience in leadership for state government. She is currently the Deputy Secretary of State. In her current role, she has led the implementation of efficiencies and tools utilized in the private sector, to reduce staff by a third, consolidate rent space from four locations to one and saved millions of dollars. She is currently invested in replacing an IT elections system that is 20 years old with a modern platform with improved security.
Christi represents Montana values. If you want to add a new title to politician, she is not your candidate. If you want to hire a Secretary of State that will serve as an executive committed to the success of the Office of the Secretary of State, she’s the right woman for the job.
Christi is the candidate that is qualified to be Secretary of State.