|Member of the Pennsylvania Senate|
from the 30th district
|Assumed office |
January 1, 2019
|Preceded by||John Eichelberger|
|Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives|
from the 80th district
January 6, 2015 – November 30, 2018
|Preceded by||Jerry Stern|
|Succeeded by||Jim Gregory|
|Spouse(s)||William T. Ward|
Education and career
Ward graduated from Hollidaysburg High School and acquired a nursing degree from Altoona Hospital School of Nursing. She held a job as a registered nurse for 22 years, then for Allegheny Lutheran Social Services, for Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School, and as medical, health and wellness coordinator at Ward Transport and Logistics. She founded All About Towne, a relocation assistance company. Ward is also a graduate of the Pennsylvania State University's Rural and Urban Leadership (RULE) Program. 
In 2014 Ward was elected to represent the 80th District in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, the first woman elected from the district. In July 2018 she won the Republican Party nomination for the election to succeed John Eichelberger representing the 30th District in the Pennsylvania State Senate; the Democratic nominee was also a woman, Emily Garbuny Best. On November 6, 2018, State Representative Judy Ward won the 30th State Senatorial District Seat, replacing Hon. Senator John Eichelberger. On January 1, 2019 Senator-elect Ward was sworn into office, as the first female state senator from the Pennsylvania 30th Senatorial District
Judy Ward alleges to be one the most consistently reliable conservative votes in the Pennsylvania Senate since her election, and her record has earned her the support of numerous conservative groups including: the Pro-Life Federation of Pennsylvania, the National Rifle Association, and the conservative business entrepreneurs organization Commonwealth Partners. She has earned the "Award for Conservative Achievement" from the American Conservative Union. 
- Shawn Hardy (January 23, 2018). "Rep. Ward running for Pa. Senate". Echo-Pilot.
- "SESSION OF 2015 - 199TH OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY - No. 1" (PDF). Legislative Journal. Pennsylvania House of Representatives. 2015-01-06.
- Phil Ray (May 16, 2018). "Ward credits family for win: Women to represent both parties in fall election for Senate". Altoona Mirror.
- Amber South (May 16, 2018) [May 15, 2018]. "Pa. primary election: Rep. Judy Ward wins GOP race in 30th Senate District". Chambersburg Public Opinion.
- "Endorsed – Judy Ward". Retrieved 2019-08-10.