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I-94 Road and Bridge Reconstruction
Starting in the Spring of 2018, the Michigan Department of Transportation will make improvements to I-94 in Jackson County. CLICK HERE to learn more.
Julie is honored to serve the Jackson community as the 64th House District State Representative. Her unique experiences as a small business owner, farmer, former teacher and county commissioner provide a diverse background as a legislator, allowing her to serve the community she grew up in.
Sworn in to the 99th Legislature in 2017, Representative Alexander currently serves on four House Committees: Agriculture (Vice Chair), Local Government, Education, and Transportation & Infrastructure.
As a Northwest High School (1980) and Western Michigan University (1984) graduate, Julie began her professional career as an educator. She continued post-graduate education at Michigan State University. Over her 22 years of teaching experience, she has taught middle school english language arts, and adult education.
Julie and her husband, Jeff, have been married since 1987. They are the proud parents of four children and three grandchildren.
While not originally born and raised on a farm, she has embraced the lifestyle of a farmer’s wife. The Alexanders own and operate their family farming business in Hanover Township, growing approximately 1,400 acres of crops (corn and soybeans). Recently having sold their milking herd after three generations and 40 years of dairy production, the family remains active in their community and state, promoting Michigan’s agriculture industry.
At the local level, her leadership roles included: County Commissioner 2011-2016, Human Services Committee Chair, Marine Corps League (Auxiliary member), Jackson County Parks, Cradle to Career (C2C) Coordinating Council, SCMWorks!, Land Bank Authority, Region 2 Planning Commission, Board of Public Works and Hanover Horton Hometown Celebration. Julie currently serves on the Jackson County Republican Party Executive Board and as an American 1 Credit Union Board of Director.
The Representative’s passion for giving back to her community is apparent in the awards she’s received. These include: National Milk Producers Association Young Cooperator Advisory Council (1992), Jackson County ‘Dairy Woman of the Year’ (1993), Jackson County Farm Bureau ‘Service to Agriculture’ (2004), United Dairy Industry of Michigan’s ‘Excellence in Dairy Promotion’ (2013), Center for Family Health’s ‘Community Health Champion’ (2014), Jackson County Great Start Collaborative ‘Great Start in Life’ (2014).
Representative Alexander represents the City of Jackson and the townships of Concord, Hanover, Napoleon, Parma, Pulaski, Sandstone, Summit, and Spring Arbor.
N-998 House Office Building
P.O. Box 30014
Lansing, MI 48909
Phone: (517) 373-1795