Judy Morstein Martz

Cowgirl, speedskater, politician,governor, beauty queen

[table] Category,Data

Full Name,Judith Helen “Judy” Morstein (-Martz)

Used Name,Judy Morstein

Born,28 July 1943; Big Timber; Montana (USA)

Measurements,176 cm / 68 kg

Affiliations,Montana Skating Club


[table] Year-Season,Sport,Event,Finish

1964 Winter,Speed Skating,1500 metres,15


Judy Morstein graduated from Butte High School in Montana and later from Eastern Montana College. She competed for the US at the 1963 World Speedskating Championships, as well as the 1964 Winter Olympics. After marrying Harry Martz, she helped him run a commercial solid-waste business in Butte. Her small business experience led her to become involved in local politics. This led to statewide ambitions, and in 1997 she was elected Lieutenant-Governor of Montana. She then served as Montana’s first female governor from 2001-05, as a Republican. Morstein was also once voted Miss Rodeo Montana. After her career in politics, Morstein-Martz sat on the board of several large corporations, including Maternal Life International, University of Montana Western, Big Sky State Games, and TASER International. Personal Bests: 500 – 48.1 (1972); 1000 – 1:38.0 (1972); 1500 – 2:33.3 (1964); 3000 – 5:32.4 (1972).