Decisive and independent, with a heart for service — that’s how I describe my lifelong friend Julie Door, who is a candidate for Puyallup City Council in District 3.
Since our earliest days in school, Julie has been working to serve others and to strengthen her community. When we sold magazines to raise money for the PTA or wash cars for charity, she outworked all of us. That spirit of service continues.
For years, Julie provided fundraising and event planning leadership to the Relay for Life event in Puyallup. As business owners, she and her husband partner with their clients to contribute to Santa Cops, our local food bank and our senior center.
What distinguishes Julie as a candidate is that she is a strategic thinker who works collaboratively to achieve goals. If anyone followed the work she did last year to pass Senate Bill 5105, which ensures convicted sex offenders are not inappropriately housed near children, not just in Puyallup but in the whole state, they know Julie can build a coalition and work alongside others to get things done.
If elected, I know Julie will bring that same energy, ability to learn and priority on partnership into office and will be very effective.
District 3 has concerns and perspectives that are distinct from downtown. The district would benefit from having Julie’s strong voice represent them on the council.