JULIE HARRIS of Arkansas
3rd Vice President
Director, Region 4
Julie Harris was elected 3rd vice president of the National Federation of Republican Women (NFRW) at the 39th Biennial Convention in Philadelphia and took office in January 2018. She is the director of NFRW Region 4, which includes Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Oklahoma and Wisconsin. She also is the adviser to the NFRW Community Engagement Committee. Previously, she served on the NFRW Executive Committee as secretary.
Julie has worked diligently with NFRW for many years, serving on the Public Relations Committee (2010-2011), the Legislative Committee (2012-2013) and chairing the Achievement Awards Committee (2014-2016).
During the 2014 election, Julie was Arkansas field director for Women Speak Out PAC, a project of the Susan B. Anthony List. In 2016, Julie worked for a Little Rock-based consulting firm, Trace Strategies. This organization played a key role in assisting Republican wins in the battleground states. Julie organized and lead a team that knocked on more than 40,000 doors in Pennsylvania during the last 6 weeks of the campaign, helping to win the state for President Trump and Senator Toomey.
Julie has volunteered and worked on numerous election campaigns since 2004. She has managed campaigns for a host of Republican candidates including Justice of the Peace, County Judge, State Representative and US Senator.
In her home state of Arkansas, Julie currently serves as secretary for the Republican Party of Arkansas (RPA). She previously served two terms as Second Vice Chairman for the RPA's 3rd Congressional District in addition to two terms as First Vice Chairman for the Washington County Republican Committee. She's served in multiple other capacities, including district committeewoman, state committeewoman, delegate to both district and state conventions and delegate to the last three conventions of the RNC. In 2012, she was a member of the RNC Platform Committee.
Julie is a past president (2010-2012) of Arkansas Federation of Republican Women (AFRW), an organization for which she served an additional term as treasurer. On the local level, Julie has served two terms as club President, one term as club treasurer and another term as First Vice President.
In 2012, Julie was appointed to the Capitol Arts and Grounds Commission by the Arkansas Secretary of State. She was reappointed to a second six-year term in 2017.
Julie Harris and her husband, Jonathan, have five children, two sons in law, one daughter in law and three grandchildren. They live in Springdale, Arkansas, where they have been small business owners for 25 years.