Georgia State House, District 179
Adopted when she was two weeks old, Julie was raised in Lancaster, California, which is in the Mojave Desert. Her mom, Janet was a cosmetologist and a small business owner and her dad, Bob worked for Safeway, a grocery store chain for 35 years. She attended Cal Poly SLO on a basketball scholarship and was the first member of her family to graduate from college. Joining the staff of the Georgia Southern Women’s Basketball Team in 1988, Julie was a graduate assistant for two years while completing her Master of Science in Sports Management. She became an assistant coach in 1990. Julie taught physical education and health, coached basketball and soccer, served as athletic director, and became a professional school counselor during her eight-year tenure at Hinesville Middle. Julie has been lucky enough to call Saint Simons Island, Georgia home for the past nineteen years.
Julie has been a school counselor at Needwood Middle, Glynn Middle and is currently Registrar at Glynn Academy. She has worked in the Glynn County Public Schools for 19 years. Julie had the honor of serving as President-Elect for the Georgia School Counselors Association in 2012-2013 and served a three- year term as President-Elect, President, and Past President. Julie is a leader of the Voter Action Group of the Women’s Voices of Glynn County, a supporter of 100 Miles and Georgia Equality, a Democratic Party Precinct Captain, an at-large member of the Glynn Dems Executive Committee, and a Glynn County liaison to Greening Georgia, an environmental caucus of the Democratic Party of GA.
Julie is running for Georgia State House, District 179 because she wants to give voters a choice, another voice than that of local candidates that continually run unopposed. She wants all voices to be heard and the issues of all people in this district to matter. She is fighting for income equality and a living wage, economic development that works for all, and equality in all of its forms for all people. We are a grassroots, people-powered campaign that will represent the interests of the people and voters. Julie will fight for progressive values from better education to access to health care, she will champion environmental and social justice moving Georgia forward.