Julie Jordan (Applied)
Running for GA State House Representative in GA
Who am I?
Adopted when she was two weeks old, Julie was raised in Lancaster, California, which is in the Mojave Desert. Her mom, Janet was a cosmetologist and a small business owner and her dad, Bob worked for Safeway, a grocery store chain for 35 years. She attended Cal Poly SLO on a basketball scholarship and was the first member of her family to graduate from college. Joining the staff of the Georgia Southern Women’s Basketball Team in 1988, Julie was a graduate assistant for two years while completing her Master of Science in Sport Management. She became an assistant coach in 1990. Julie taught physical education and health, coached basketball and soccer, served as athletic director, and became a professional school counselor during her eight year tenure at Hinesville Middle. Julie has been lucky enough to call Saint Simons Island, Georgia home for the past nineteen years. She has been a school counselor at Needwood Middle, Glynn Middle and is currently Registrar at Glynn Academy. She had the honor of serving as President- Elect for the Georgia School Counselors Association in 2012-2013 and served a three- year term as President-Elect, President, and Past President. Julie is a leader of the Voter Action Group of the Women’s Voices of Glynn County, a supporter of 100 Miles and Georgia Equality, a Democratic Party Precinct Captain, an at–large member of the Glynn Dems Executive Committee, and a Glynn County liaison to Greening Georgia, an environmental caucus of the Democratic Party of GA.
What am I fighting for?
I have always been actively involved in my community. I have worked in the Glynn County Public Schools for 19 years and I have built a strong and positive relationship with families and community members through my career as school counselor, coach and registrar. When Trump was elected, I became part of the millions of women energized like never before to make change and advocate for our rights. I am a leader in the Women’s Voices of Glynn County that formed after the Women’s March, and became actively involved in Glynn County Democratic Party. At this point in time my district GA 179 has been a red district for at least the last 5 elections, and the last 3 were unopposed. It is time to flip my district, and if not me then who?
I am running for office because I want to give voters a choice, another voice than that of local candidates that continually run unopposed. I want all voices to be heard and the issues of all people in this district to matter.
My DFA Values
Advocating for equality is an important issue for me in my life personally and professionally. As an educator, coach, professional school counselor, administrator and community organizer, I have tried to facilitate dialogue and action moving toward this goal. I have led and participated in educational trainings on LGBTQ and poverty issues, informational panels on diversity issues, workshops on teaching tolerance, leadership positions in professional organizations such the Georgia School Counselor Association, community organizations such as Women’s Voices of Glynn County and the Democratic Party.
Our platform is based on fighting for income equality and a living wage, economic development that works for all, and equality in all of its forms for all people. We are a grassroots, people-powered campaign that will win in November!