Julie von Haefen, a Parent Teacher Association (PTA) leader at the school, county and state level and a fierce advocate for North Carolina’s public schools, is running for the North Carolina House of Representatives in the 36th District. Julie and her husband, Dr. Roger von Haefen, a professor at NC State University, moved to Apex in 2005 and have lived in House District 36 for 13 years. They have three children, ages 13, 11 and 9, all of whom are students in the Wake County Public School System. Julie became involved in her local PTA when the oldest of her three children entered the Wake County Public School System. She went on to become the PTA President at Washington GT Magnet Elementary School in Raleigh for two years. She currently serves as the President of the Wake County PTA Council and as a member of the North Carolina PTA Board of Directors. In addition to her work with PTA, Julie is a certified Guardian ad Litem in Wake County and is a Meals on Wheels volunteer. She and her family are members of St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in Apex. She received her bachelor’s degree from Ohio University and her law degree from Case Western Reserve University. She practiced law for 10 years in a variety of areas including criminal law, medical malpractice defense, municipal law and education law.
Three key priorities for Julie are:
Education: The most important issue is the public education system in NC. We need stronger investment and more resources for our schools, teachers and administrators.
Healthcare: Expanding medicaid and improving access to healthcare providers to create a healthier North Carolina.
Environment: We must also protect our precious natural resources and environment from threats like Gen X, coal ash and off- shore drilling.
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