Patty Judge

Born:November 2, 1943 (age 80)
Career:Lieutenant governor of Iowa, 2007-2011
Iowa secretary of agriculture, 1998-2006
Iowa Senate, 1992-1998
Education:Methodist School of Nursing; University of Iowa

Patty Judge served as Iowa's lieutenant governor from 2007 to 2011. She was the 2016 Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate from Iowa, but lost to incumbent Senator Charles Grassley.

Judge was born November 2, 1943, in Fort Madison, Iowa. She earned her Registered Nursing degree from Iowa Methodist School of Nursing; she also attended the University of Iowa. She earned her real estate broker's license and set up a small business specializing in selling and appraising farms. In the 1980’s, she served as a mediator for the Iowa Farmer Creditor Mediation Service.

Prior to serving as lieutenant governor, Judge served as Iowa secretary of agriculture from 1998 to 2006 and in the Iowa Senate, representing the 46th District, from 1992 to 1998. She is the first woman to serve as Iowa secretary of agriculture.


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