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Meet Julie Anderson

Julie was elected Pierce County's nonpartisan Auditor in 2009. She's running to be your nonpartisan Secretary of State. You deserve an experienced elections official who will put you — not politics — first.
Professional Experience
  • 2009—Present
    Pierce County Auditor
    Pierce County, WA

    Directly elected nonpartisan executive. I conduct honest and accurate elections; maintain the integrity and accessibility of the public record; provide efficient and vital licensing services.

  • 2009—Present
    Past President & Member, Washington State Association of County Auditors

    The Washington Association of County Auditors (WSACA) represents a diverse group of elected officials whose duties encompass elections, licensing, recording and finance.

  • 2004—2009
    Councilmember and Deputy Mayor, City of Tacoma
    Tacoma, WA

    Directly elected nonpartisan City Councilmember, responsible for local and regional public policy for the City of Tacoma, Washington. At Large position #7.

  • 2007—2009
    Senior Policy Advisor, Department of Commerce
    Olympia, WA

  • 1998—2001
    Executive Director, YWCA of Tacoma-Pierce County
    Tacoma, WA

  • 1996—1998
    Assistant Regional Administrator, Department of Social and Health Services
    Olympia, WA

  • 1990—1996
    Executive Director, Episcopal Services for Youth
    Tacoma, WA

Academic History
  • 2015
    Certified Public Records Officer
    Washington Association of Public Records Officers
  • 2014
    Washington State Certified Election Administrator
    Washington State Secretary of State
  • 2010
    Certificate, Elections Administration
    Auburn University

    National certification for registrars and election administrators.

  • 1988—1990
    Masters of Science, Criminal Justice Administration
    Northeastern University

    Activities and societies: Alpha Phi Sigma National Criminal Justice Honor Society, Research Assistant for Dean of the College of Criminal Justice.

  • 1984—1987
    Bachelors, Liberal Arts
    The Evergreen State College
Volunteer Experience
  • 1998—Present
    Member and Paul Harris Fellow
    Rotary International
  • 2020—Present
    Board of Advisors
    Center for Leadership and Social Responsibility, UW Tacoma
  • 2017—Present
    Board Member
    Sound Outreach
  • 2004—Present
    Board Member & Senior Fellow
    American Leadership Forum, Tacoma-Pierce County Chapter
  • 2010—Present
    Member, Character and Fitness Board
    Washington State Bar Association
  • 2015—2021
    Commissioner, Electronic Recording Standards Commission
    Washington State Office of Secretary of State
  • 2013—2019
    Volunteer
    Palmer Scholars
  • 2010—2017
    Read2Me Tutor
    Tacoma Community House
  • 2008—2010
    Advisory Board, Center for Ethical Development
    Tacoma Community College
  • 2014—2016
    Audit Committee, TESC Foundation
    The Evergreen State College
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February 4, 2022
Pierce County’s Julie Anderson wants to be Secretary of State – party politics be damned (The News Tribune)
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February 4, 2022
Julie Anderson talks about why she’s running on KXRO radio
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February 4, 2022
Pierce Auditor Julie Anderson announces bid for Secretary of State as nonpartisan (The News Tribune)
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