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Racicot, Marc

Born: 1948 AD
Currently alive, at 73 years of age.
Nationality: American
Categories: Lawyers, Politician

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.