Julia is a responsible, successful, and educated businesswoman who cares deeply for the future of Alaska. She is running for Representative of Alaska House District 6 because she is invested in her community. She was born, raised, and still resides in Nenana, a rural highway community of about 400 people. She sees opportunity for positive change imbedded in the current budget crisis that Alaska is facing, choosing abundant hope over fear of depletion. She will work to build a bridge beyond partisanship to find solutions
For over a decade, Julia ran her family’s tug and barge company on the Tanana and Yukon Rivers. That experience taught her the need for compassion and grit to thrive in rural Alaska. Julia decided to go back to school to become an advocate for rural/remote living. She completed her Master’s of Rural Development in Spring 2020. It was during her studies that she had the opportunity to travel to almost every village and community in her district, which is larger than the state of Arizona.
As a legislator, Julia knows her first job will be to listen to constituents, many of whom are facing increased risk to their safety due to a lack of law enforcement. She hears students who are afraid for their education as our school budgets are under attack. She recognizes that Alaska needs to renegotiate our relationship with extractive industries. She is running to build a stronger Alaska for all Alaskans. #theFutureisAlaskan