Julie's Bio

Committed to Community and Alaska's Future Generations

My life, beyond family and faith, has always centered around work, activities, and community service.

Considering all of my life's blessings, and fortune residing here in Alaska, I think public service not only can make an important impact and difference but also really matters - especially for our future generations.

That's why I decided to file for the new open State House seat in District 11.

I've never run for office. I'm not a "politician." I'm a neighbor who cares about your family and mine.

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My husband Marc and I have been married for 37 years; we have four children and two grandchildren. We arrived in Alaska in 1986 and were stationed at Fort Rich. For the past twenty years, we’ve resided in our district here in South Anchorage. Alaska is our home.

I am a proud military wife and mother. Marc is retired from the U.S. Army and two of our sons currently serve in the U.S. Air Force.

Now that Marc and I are retired, we love being outside and experiencing everything amazing Alaska has to offer. In the summertime, we enjoy camping, hunting, fishing, gardening, and spending time at our cabin. In the winter I enjoy cooking and cross-country skiing.

Here is some "resume" detail of my background so you understand who I am and  aspects of my journey:

Education / Professional Experience 

  • University of Alaska, Anchorage (UAA) B.A. in Journalism and Public Communications, Minor in Political Science
  • 15 years in retail and sales management
  • Teaching Assistant

Volunteerism/Civic Service 

  • Vice President / Huffman/O’Malley Community Council
  • Commissioner / Housing, Homelessness and Neighborhood Development
  • Board Member / HALO (Anchorage Hillside Home and Landowners Organization)
  • Former Board Member / UAA Alumni Board 
  • Volunteer / Alaska Food Bank
  • Member / District 11 Republicans
  • Mentor / Young Moms

When it comes to business credentials and managerial acumen, my professional career has provided decades of training and exposure to customers, clients, colleagues, and team building. As a policymaker, I'd work for my constituents, but I'll also be tasked with cooperating with the other side of the aisle (Democrats), the other chamber (Senate), and my own Republican Majority team members. Management experience and working with others are important skill sets in the Legislature. I'll be able to hit the ground running independently as your next state representative, but also as a respectful team player to get the job done. 

I encourage you to review my website and then reach out to me by email, phone, or even in person when we meet in the community. In the meantime, I'll be working to earn your vote. I will be spending time in our neighborhoods, walking our district, and listening to you.

Our team would appreciate your support, too. 

Whether an endorsement or sign placement at your home or work (in the district) or volunteering on campaign projects... Even a campaign contribution in any amount, because it all helps, and I can't win without you.

If elected, I promise access, responsiveness, transparency, and communication so I know what your concerns are and can actively help resolve them.  I'm asking for your vote and I would be honored to represent my neighbors in District 11. 

Respectfully,

Julie Coulombe

Re-Elect Julie Coulombe for House District 11

Neither the military information nor the photographs imply endorsement by the Department of Defense or their particular military departments (or the Department of Homeland Security for members of the Coast Guard).