It would be an honor to represent the voters of Senate District 29. I’ll keep you – the taxpayer – front and center. You and I pay for our state government. Let’s make sure it is economical, effective, and limited.

Limited government means greater liberty. Greater liberty allows all Oklahomans to pursue their dreams. This pursuit of liberty is why I want to serve as your next state senator.

We are already blessed to live in Oklahoma. I’ll work with you and for you to make it even better.

Meet Julie

Candidate for Oklahoma Senate

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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On the Issues


“There can be no liberty unless there is economic liberty.”
-Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher

I want Oklahoma to attract and retain aspirational, enterprising people. We need more taxpayers - not more taxes.

Tax dollars are taken from individuals, entrepreneurs and businesses. The lower the taxes, the more we have to spend, invest, create jobs, grow businesses and prosper. The more we prosper the greater the revenue that flows to government.


“Government does not tax to get the money it needs; government always finds a need for the money it gets.”
-President Ronald Reagan

I will work to reduce spending and maximize the effectiveness of each dollar spent.
I support:

  • Applying a cost vs. benefit analysis to all proposed legislation
  • “Sun setting” programs
  • Improving oversight of agency operations and revenue streams

Taxpayers expect their tax dollars to be spent wisely. More spending is not always better government.

Educating the Public

“The group consisting of mother, father and child is the main educational agency of mankind.”
-Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr.

I share the view that education choice is the civil rights issue of our time.

We must expand education choice for parents, including, but not limited to “Education Savings Accounts”. ESAs should at least be available to parents of limited means seeking a better education for their child. The best approach is to make them available to all parents.

I support:

  • Clear standards that let teachers teach and students learn
  • A cost effective, high quality public education system
  • Reallocating education funding to increase pay for classroom teachers

Growing Jobs

I support:

  • Repealing rules and regulations, which hamper job creation, stifle competition and discourage entrepreneurs.
  • Subjecting existing and proposed economic incentives to more careful scrutiny
  • Cancelling outdated programs
  • Protecting private property rights.

Criminal Justice Reform

We need offenders to be successful and productive citizens once they have paid their debt to society. Policies that continue to punish do not encourage good behavior. I support alternatives to incarceration for some offenses.

Highway 60 Improvements

I support ongoing improvements to this important transportation corridor and will monitor progress on these multi-year projects.

I Believe:

  • That we are one nation under God
  • In the sanctity of human life
  • That marriage is the union of one man and one woman
  • The nuclear family is the cornerstone of a stable society
  • In our Constitution and Bill of Rights – in each amendment in equal measure

Campaign Committee

  • Sherry Cox, Treasurer
  • Bill and Kathy Alexander
  • Nathan and Kelli Barham
  • Tom and Mary Birkett
  • Marsh and Jan Boomer
  • Charlie and Corky Bowerman
  • Caroline Casselberry
  • Dr. Stan DeFehr
  • Lacy Gittinger
  • Ed Gordon
  • Jason Hopkins
  • John B. Kane
  • Mike May
  • Linda Radaker
  • Thad Satterfield
  • Roger and Donna Skelly
  • Randy Thompson
  • John Turner

Voter Information

  • Election Dates
    • Primary Election – June 28, 2016
    • Primary Runoff Election – August 23, 2016
    • General Election – November 8, 2016
  • For complete voter information visit: or call your County Election Board
    • Washington County – 918.337.2850
    • Nowata County – 928.273.0710
    • Rogers County – 918.341.2965
  • Register to Vote
    • Go to, voter information, register to vote and download the registration form
    • Complete the pre-addressed form, stamp and mail
    • Registration forms are also available at:
      • Your County Election Board
      • Post offices
      • Libraries
      • Other public locations
    • You should receive your Voter ID card in 30 days
  • Voter Registration Dates
    • You may register to vote at any time, EXCEPT 24 days before an election
    • You must reregister to vote when you need to change
      • Your name
      • Your address
      • Your political party affiliation
    • You may NOT change your party affiliation after March 31 or before September 1 in 2016 as this is an election year
  • Absentee Voting
    • Go to, voter info, absentee voting, and download the registration form
    • Or pick up a form at your County Election Board
    • Return completed form to your County Election Board
    • You can apply to receive absentee ballots for one election, several elections or all elections held in the year you apply.
  • In Person Absentee Voting at your County Election Board Office
    • You may register to vote at any time, EXCEPT 24 days before an election
    • For the June 28, 2016 Primary Election
      • Thursday, June 23, 2016 – 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
      • Friday, June 24, 2016 – 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
      • Saturday, June 25, 2016 – 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • Oklahoma requires that you present a form of photo Voter ID when you go to vote. Acceptable forms of identification include:
    • Oklahoma driver license
    • Oklahoma identification card
    • U.S. passport
    • U.S. military identification
    • Tribal membership card
    • Voter registrations card (even though it has no photo)
    • For other forms of ID visit:

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