OCCUPATION: Retired former program officer, Montana Committee for the Humanities; former teacher, bilingual administrator and interpreter.
HOMETOWN: Born in Bozeman, now resides in Florence.
FAMILY: Husband, Jeffery; three children
EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree, Pomona College, Claremont, Calif.; Master’s degree Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vermont.
POLITICAL OR PUBLIC SERVICE: Volunteer on Board of Friends of Montana PBS and program committee of Montana Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. President of student council and student body vice president in high school. Also, citizen lobbyist in Helena and Washington D.C.; Peace Corps volunteer, teacher and youth camp director, and later Peace Corps volunteer trainer.
CAMPAIGN WEB SITE: http://www.yvonnegritzner.com/
Gritzner an advocate for education, public TV, humanities
By ELIZABETH DIEHL
Yvonne Gastineau Gritzner remembers when she was a stroke-and-turn judge at a swim meet. “I had to disqualify my son because he didn’t do a two-hand touch,” Gritzner laughed. People were amazed she would pull her son from his best event, but, she said, it wasn’t out of character. Gritzner said her integrity is something she lives by and plans on bringing to the Legislature if she is elected this November. -MORE-
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