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Ward Looking Forward to Challenge of Senate in 2019


December 27, 2018

Senator-elect Judy Ward will be sworn in on Jan.1 to take her seat in the Pennsylvania state Senate, representing the 30th District.

In 2014, Judy Ward won election to the Pennsylvania General Assembly, becoming the first female to represent the 80th District in the state House. On Jan. 1, 2019, Ward will be sworn in to the Pennsylvania state Senate, becoming the first woman elected to the seat from the 30th District.

Although proud of being the first female elected to those seats, Ward said she never made her gender an issue when running for office.

"I never made my campaign about being a woman," she said. "I always wanted to be the best person for the job. I am honored to be that first woman – it sets you as an examp...

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