Judy Ward became the first female state representative in Blair County’s history when she was elected to serve the people of the 80th Legislative District on Nov. 4, 2014.
Judy is a Registered Nurse, as well as a former small business owner, development professional and wellness coordinator for Ward Transport and Logistics.
During the 2017-8 legislative session, Judy has been assigned a member of the following House standing committees: Health, Human Services, State Government, and Tourism and Recreational Development.
Her primary goals upon being elected to office are to seek public pension reform, improve Pennsylvania’s business climate and to advance economic and agricultural opportunities for the 80th District.
A lifelong resident of Blair County, Judy graduated from Hollidaysburg High School and the Altoona Hospital School of Nursing.
She is a longtime member of the Blair County Chamber of Commerce, having graduated from the Chamber Leadership Blair County Program, and is a graduate of the Pennsylvania Rural Urban Leadership Program (R.U.L.E.) through Penn State University, which encourages and fosters the development of adult community leaders from all segments of the state, especially agricultural communities. Having served on many community and professional boards, she remains active with Food for Families Soup Kitchen and St. Leonard’s Home.
Judy resides in Hollidaysburg with her husband, Bill. They have two grown sons, Bill Jr. and Adam.
The 80th Legislative District includes part of Blair County consisting of the townships of Allegheny, Antis, Blair, Catharine, Freedom, Frankstown, Greenfield, Huston, Juniata, North Woodbury, Snyder, Taylor, Tyrone and Woodbury and the boroughs of Bellwood, Duncansville, Hollidaysburg, Martinsburg, Newry, Roaring Spring, Tyrone and Williamsburg.
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