Update on Agriculture Committee


Office Hours

  • Monday, August 12 from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. at Jackson County Tower Building, Sixth Floor, 120 W. Michigan Ave. in Jackson
  • Monday, August 26 from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. at Jackson County Tower Building, Sixth Floor, 120 W. Michigan Ave. in Jackson

Car Insurance Update

The Michigan House of Representatives formed a new committee and launched the website www.ReduceMiRatesNow.com to highlight our fight to lower the cost of car insurance.

Michigan drivers currently pay the highest car insurance rates in the nation, and it’s the committee’s job to help find a way to fix it.

Michigan’s average full-coverage premium cost – nearly $2,300 per year – is more than $1,000 above the national average and twice as high as in some neighboring states. And Michigan is the only state in the nation that requires seniors to buy duplicative coverage, costing them between $600 and $1,000 annually.

Hard-working Michigan residents and seniors deserve a solution now!


I-94 & M-60 Reconstruction

The Michigan Department of Transportation is working on improvements to I-94 and M-60 in Jackson County. For a recent update, you can CLICK HERE to learn more about the I-94 work, and CLICK HERE to learn more about the M-60 work.


Bio

Rep. Alexander is honored to continue serving residents of the Jackson community for her second term as state representative. Julie represents the 64th House District including the City of Jackson and Concord, Hanover, Napoleon, Parma, Pulaski, Sandstone, Summit, and Spring Arbor townships.

Julie currently serves as chair to the House Committee on Agriculture, in addition to serving on the Transportation & Infrastructure, Energy and Health Policy committees.

As a graduate of Northwest High School (1980) and Western Michigan University (1984), Rep. Alexander began her professional career as an educator and continued her 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.

While not originally born and raised on a farm, Julie has embraced the lifestyle of a farmer’s wife. The Alexanders own and operate their family farming business in Hanover Township, growing approximately 1,500 acres of crops (corn, soybeans and hay). 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. 

Rep. Alexander has received many awards for her commitment to public service and local communities. These include: the 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).

Julie and her husband, Jeff, have been married since 1987. They are the proud parents of four children and three grandchildren.