Born in Chicago and raised in New York, Judy Stahl is a business owner, educator, and advocate. An Arizona resident for 34 years, she has been an active part of her community through her volunteer work in schools and as an organizer at the state legislature. Judy’s decades long career as a licensed massage therapist, culminated in her opening and managing her business, the Prescott Center for Massage Therapy. Additionally she works as an educator, providing continuing education to professional massage therapists nationally.
Judy displayed her passion for protecting the members of her community when she led the lobbying effort to establish state licensure for massage therapy at the Arizona State Legislature. During the successful 7-year effort, she engaged in extensive legal research, helped organize a state-wide coalition of stakeholders, wrote grants, fundraised, interviewed and hired lobbyists, and testified before numerous state legislative committees. Following the establishment of the licensing board, Judy was appointed by Governor Janet Napolitano to serve as the Chair of the Arizona Massage Therapy Association.
Judy is a breast cancer survivor, the daughter and granddaughter of veterans, and dedicated mother to her beloved children, Joey & Sylvia. She holds a Master of Counseling from Prescott College. She is running for Congress in Arizona’s 4th district to ensure that the voices of Arizona families will not be ignored in Washington.