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|22nd Governor of Montana|
January 1, 2001 – January 3, 2005
|Preceded by||Marc Racicot|
|Succeeded by||Brian Schweitzer|
|31st Lieutenant Governor of Montana|
January 6, 1997 – January 1, 2001
|Preceded by||Denny Rehberg|
|Succeeded by||Karl Ohs|
Judith Helen Morstein
July 28, 1943
Big Timber, Montana, U.S.
|Died||October 30, 2017
Butte, Montana, U.S.
|Education||Montana State University, Billings (BA)|
Judy Martz (July 28, 1943 – October 30, 2017) was an American politician who was the 23rd Governor of Montana from 2001 to 2005. She was elected Governor of Montana on 7 November 2000. She was the first woman to be elected Governor in Montana. She served only one term in office, from January 1, 2001 to January 3, 2005.
Judy Martz was born on July 28, 1943 in Big Timber, Montana. She graduated from Butte High School in 1961. She also attended Eastern Montana College. She was a member of the US Olympic speed skating team and competed in the 1964 Winter Olympics. She married her husband, Harry Martz, in 1965.
Judy Martz was the 22nd Governor of Montana.
After leaving office
On April 1, 2005, Judy Martz was appointed to the board of directors of TASER International. As of September of 2016, she is still on the board.
Illness and death
On November 11, 2014, it was announced that Judy Martz had stage 2 pancreatic cancer and was undergoing treatment in Arizona. She died of the disease on October 30, 2017 in Butte, Montana at the age of 74.
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