A Message From Julie:

May 19, 2024

It has been a little over a year and a half since District 6 elected me to the Anoka County Board of Commissioners, and I’ve enjoyed every moment of it! Some of the highlights include:


  • Talking with Blaine high school students about the importance of local government
  • Speaking at the commencement ceremony for Adult Basic Education graduates – which can be seen here
  • Groundbreakings for Aquatore Park’s Bandshell, Emergency Communications Center, and Anoka County’s new Coon Lake Shop
  • Presenting TH65 plans to various individuals and community groups
  • Approving use and direction for spending of opioid lawsuit settlement
  • Appointment by the Association of MN Counties to the Advisory Council on Traffic Safety, which represents all of Minnesota’s 87 counties
  • Partnering with the city of Blaine and SLP school district to move the 105th Redevelopment project forward

My gratitude goes out to everyone for the continuing and growing support they have provided during my first term. I’m beginning to put the pieces in place to run a successful re-election campaign. Some of the priorities I hope to focus on include:

  • Continue actively working towards the construction of a new jail, the current one posing safety concerns to both inmates and staff
  • Promote an open and transparent county commission that best hears and works to address the needs of Anoka County residents
  • Ensure Anoka County residents continue to receive the high quality services and support they expect from Anoka County
  • Work to continue improving both physical and service infrastructure that residents expect while maintaining Anoka County’s fiscal responsibility

This year’s campaign season is going to be difficult for everyone and it’s going to be a challenging time for voters to learn what values and priorities a candidate has, and as a candidate, to set myself apart as someone who leads with honesty, integrity, and transparency. Thanks again to everyone for their continued support and trusting me to represent you.

Best, Julie