MEET Julie

Marine Mom  |  Farmer  |  Former Teacher  |  Small Business Owner  |  Proven Leader



Julie and her husband, Jeff, own and operate a third generation family farm. The Alexanders have four children including a son who served honorably in the United States Marine Corps.  The family farm is a labor of love for the Alexanders and they have used it to teach their children and grandchildren the value of hard work, honesty and character.


As a business owner and operator for decades, Julie understands the responsibility that comes with managing employees, balancing budgets and making sound financial decisions. During her three terms serving on the Jackson County Board of Commissioners, she put her management experience to work and fought hard for taxpayers. A former middle school teacher of nine years and an adult education math and reading instructor of 13 years, Julie continued her passion for education as a founding member and past chair of the Jackson County Cradle to Career (C2C) Education Network. Julie is a graduate of Northwest High School and Western Michigan University.


Julie has been active in the community for many years through her involvement with numerous organizations. Her passion to serve others has earned her the Center for Family Health’s ‘Community Health Champion’ Award, Jackson County’s Great Start Collaborative ‘Great Start in Life’ Award, Jackson County ‘Dairy Woman of the Year’, Jackson County Farm Bureau's ‘Service to Agriculture’ Award, and the United Dairy Industry of Michigan’s ‘Excellence in Dairy Promotion’ Award. 


Julie represents Jackson County’s 64th House district that includes the City of Jackson and the townships of Concord, Hanover, Napoleon, Parma, Pulaski, Sandstone, Spring Arbor and Summit.