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Racicot, Marc

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Born: 1948 AD
Currently alive, at 65 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Lawyers, Politician

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1948 - Marc Racicot was born to Bill and Pat Racicot on July 24th, in Thompson Falls.

1966 - During his senior year in Libby High School, Marc led the team to its first and only state basketball championship.

1970 - Marc was elected student body President and set a record for most assists in a basketball game, 32.

1973 - Marc enrolled in the University of Montana Law School in Missoula, receiving his Juris Doctorate degree.

1976 - Marc was discharged from the Army as a captain, returning to Montana where he became deputy county attorney for Missoula County.

1977 - Marc became a state Assistant Attorney General, as well as Montana's first Special Prosecutor, handling major cases for county attorneys across the state.

1980 - He ran for chief justice of the Montana Supreme Court, but was unsuccessful.

1982-1984 - He also ran for district judge in Lewis & Clark and Broadwater counties, respectively, but was also defeated.

1988 - Marc traveled across the state prosecuting scores of cases with a conviction rate of 95 percent. He lost only two cases in twelve years.

         - Marc was elected Attorney General and took office in January the following year.

1993 - He served as Montana's governor.

1995 - The Racicot Administration helped produce a $22.4 million budget surplus.

1996 - He sought re-election to a second and final term, with Judy Martz, a Butte businesswoman, as his running mate. On November 5th, they were overwhelmingly elected with 80 percent of the vote, the largest winning percentage for a Governor in Montana’s history and the largest winning percentage for any U.S. Governor.

2002 - Marc currently serves as the Chairman of the Republican National Committee. Nominated by President George W. Bush, he was unanimously elected to this position in January.

2003-2004 - He was the chairman of Bush-Cheney reelection committee.

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