Julie serves as Longbow’s Legislative Liaison and Office Manager, bringing 30+ years of bi-partisan capitol experience and a strong network with her. For the past 10 years she has served as Chief of Staff to State Representative Patricia Harless.
As the newest member of the Longbow Team, Julie works directly with the principles of the firm, helping design and execute governmental strategies to help firm clients achieve their legislative and regulatory goals. Her vast array of talents, extend beyond her institutional knowledge and relationships, including a unique tenacity and ability to solve problems.
In addition to her extensive knowledge of the legislative procedure and inner workings of the Texas Capitol, Julie has strong organizational skills and subject matter expertise. She has focused on a variety of policy matters including a vast array of issues before – licensing and administrative procedure, state affairs, transportation, utility regulation, and economic development. Julie has spent the majority of her career working inside the Capitol for both Democratic and Republican members of the Texas House, thereby providing her a unique insight into the inner workings of the legislative process.
She and her husband Bill, who she met while working at the State Capitol, have been married for 13 years. They have two college-age children, and reside in Austin, Texas.