Julie has lived in her adopted hometown of Bartlesville for 27 years. She began her community activities as a mom at St. John School, helping build a playground and serving on the school board. She was a volunteer leader in the Bartlesville Public Schools parent support groups and Choir Booster Club.
Julie served on the facilities committee that proposed the high school science wing, fine arts center and field house for the 2001 bond election. She led the campaign to expand the Youth Canteen in 1999.
Today Julie is working to build a new Boys & Girls Club facility.
MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT LEADERSHIP
Julie represented Ward 2 on the Bartlesville City Council from 2001 to 2009, serving as Mayor from 2005 to 2007. She focused on regional water supply issues throughout her council service and continues this work today.
During her tenure Julie led the search for a city manager, advocated for the extension of Silver Lake Road, the allocation of capital sales tax dollars for downtown redevelopment and the construction of a new Frontier Pool.
Julie helped put together the partnerships that preserved the Memorial Bridge, recreated the Nellie Johnstone No. 1 oil well, and restored the No. 940 Locomotive.
CONTINUED COMMUNITY SERVICE
For the past six years Julie has been part of a successful professional and volunteer effort to increase membership and improve programs at the Boys & Girls Club of Bartlesville.
She also serves on the boards of Arvest Bank and the Bluestem Medical Development Foundation.
STATE LEADERSHIP AND SERVICE
At the state level, Julie is a member of the Leadership Oklahoma Executive Committee. She recently completed a four-year term on the Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Commission, served on the Oklahoma Centennial Commemoration Commission and participated in the public phase of the 2012 state water plan.
Julie was born and raised in Oklahoma City. She is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma and University of Tulsa College of Law. She and husband Charlie have been married thirty-eight years, have two sons and a lovely daughter-in-law. They are members of Bartlesville First Church.
LIFE LONG CONSERVATIVE REPUBLICAN
Julie has been active in the GOP since casting her first vote in 1968. She was an officer in the OU College Republicans and Campus Coordinator for Jim Inhofe’s 1974 gubernatorial campaign. She interned for the late Senator Dewey F. Bartlett.
While living in London Julie was active in the Republicans Abroad UK 1980 and 1984 Reagan campaigns, registering overseas voters and assisting them in securing absentee ballots.
Julie served as Vice Chairman of the Washington County Republican Party from 1991 to 1995. She was an alternate delegate to the 1992 Republican National Convention. Julie has chaired or volunteered for many campaigns. She currently serves as Secretary of the Washington County GOP Executive Committee.