Known for helping campaigns distinguish what’s important from what’s simply on fire, Julie is a masterful architect of campaigns that seamlessly integrate aggressive paid and earned media strategies with modern voter contact tactics and cutting edge research methods.
With more than a decade of experience in electoral and issue campaigns, Julie helps new candidates build a strong foundation for their winning campaign and helps seasoned candidates take their strategic game to the next level. Before joining the Hamburger Gibson Creative team as Vice President, she served as Western Political Director at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) providing strategic guidance to incumbents and challengers across the West.
Whether serving as Chief of Staff to Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5), managing federal, statewide and local campaigns across the Midwest and Northeast, or championing progressive values at People For the American Way, Julie ensures her campaigns are not simply on message, but on the winning message.
A native of northern Arizona who also calls Chicago home, Julie and her husband Matt live in Alexandria, VA where Julie is still trying to find a hobby outside of politics. Suggestions are welcome.
Featured Winner Spotlight:
AAPC: Tell us about something you’re most proud of accomplishing in your professional career.
Julie: Working for and electing strong Democratic women. I’ve had the good fortune of helping elect women candidates when most thought it wasn’t possible. Whether it was re-electing a Democrat to Congress in Ohio, in 2010, or electing an incredibly talented woman with little by way of political pedigree to Congress in 2012, I’ve taken on some hard ones, and won.
AAPC: To what do you credit your success at such a young age?
Julie: Not knowing any better and an incredibly patient and supportive spouse.
AAPC: What advice would you give to a young professional who has their eye on being a future 40 Under 40 Award winner?
Julie: Work backwards from Election Day!