Maes: I stand behind my resume, which is still wrong

At Wednesday’s gubernatorial debate, Republican Nominee Dan Maes said, “I stand behind my resume completely.”

Problem is, his resume is still wrong. How hard is it to change a resume?

Imagine this: You’re running for governor. You post your resume on your website as a way to tout your qualifications for arguably one of the most important and competitive jobs in the state. You’re called on the carpet over and over again because of resume padding. Yet, you never update your resume.

At issue is the fact that his resume says he is currently a vice president and partner in a credit reporting firm in North Dakota, where he, himself, told us he no longer works. He told us months ago he quit that job to run for governor.

Maybe someday he’ll fix his resume up. Maybe not.

The campaign did not return a phone call. We called Advantage Credit Bureau in Fargo, ND, and were told by the receptionist that she had never heard of Dan Maes. We left a voice mail with the firm’s owner, which has not yet been returned.

Scot Kersgaard has been managing editor of a political newspaper, editor and co-owner of a ski town newspaper, executive editor of eight high-tech magazines (where he worked with current Apple CEO Tim Cook), deputy press secretary to a U.S. Senator, and an outdoors columnist at the Rocky Mountain News. He has an English degree from the University of Washington. He was awarded a fellowship to study internet journalism at the University of Maryland's Knight Center for Specialized Journalism. He was student body president in college. He spends his free time hiking and skiing.

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