Slate of Officers, 2022-2023
JULIE HARRIS of Arkansas
Slated Position: NFRW Fourth Vice President
Julie Harris is currently 2nd Vice President of the National Federation of Republican Woman, Region 5 Director, and advisor to the Bylaws and Americanism Committee as well as the Congressional Partnership Committee. Through her leadership, the Congressional Partnership Committee set up congressional events and raised enough funds allowing NFRW to host a Legislative Advocacy Boot Camp at no additional cost to members. She is also secretary of the Republican Party of Arkansas. Julie is the past NFRW 3rd Vice President and NFRW secretary as well as past president of the Arkansas Federation of Republican Women (AFRW).
Previously, Julie served as AFRW treasurer, two terms as a local club president, and one term as club treasurer and 1st vice president. Julie served two terms as 2nd vice chairman of the Arkansas Republican Party’s 3rd Congressional District and two terms as 1st vice chairman of Washington County Republican Committee. Julie has helped raise tens of thousands of dollars for her County Committee ensuring that Republican candidates were well funded. Julie has served as district committeewoman, state committeewoman, delegate to district and state conventions, and delegate to the past four RNC conventions. In 2012, she served on the RNC Platform Committee.
Julie has volunteered for and worked on numerous campaigns since 2004. She has been a campaign manager for candidates ranging from justice of the peace and state representative, to U.S. senator. During the 2014 Election, Julie was an Arkansas field director for Women Speak Out, a project of Susan B. Anthony. In the 2016 election Julie worked for Trace Strategies, a consulting firm based in Little Rock, Arkansas. Trace Strategies played a key role in helping Republicans win in the battleground states. While at Trace Strategies, Julie worked to secure wins in Pennsylvania for President Trump and Senator Toomey. Julie organized and led a team that knocked on 40,000+ doors in the last 6 weeks of the election.
During the 2016 election Julie was also campaign manager for Joseph Wood for County Judge. The race was successful and Joseph became the first African American Republican in the state of Arkansas to be elected as County Judge, the first African American elected to any office in Washington County and the first Republican to be elected as Washington County Judge in 40 years.
The 2020 election was a special highlight in Julie’s political career because she was able to volunteer for her son who was a Victory Director in Arkansas. Spending countless hours knocking doors, making phone calls, and training candidates alongside her son and other young people was a rewarding experience.
Prior to serving on the Executive Committee Julie served on three committees for the National Federation of Republican Women. From 2010-2011 she served on the Public Relations Committee. From 2012-2013 she served on the Legislative Committee. From 2014-2016 Julie was chairman of the Achievement Awards Committee. In 2012, Julie was appointed by the Arkansas Secretary of State to the Capitol Arts and Grounds Commission, and she was reappointed to another six-year term in 2017.
Julie Harris and her husband, Jonathan, have five children, two sons-in-law, one daughter-in-law and 7 grandchildren. They live in Springdale, Arkansas where they have been small business owners for 30 years.