Julie Anderson

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Title: Pierce County Auditor
Phone: 253-798-3189
Anderson Headshot 2018 - cropped

Julie Anderson serves as Pierce County Auditor, first elected to the post in 2009. The Auditor’s Office is responsible for elections, licensing, and public document recording. She’s a nationally-certified election administrator and state-certified public records officer, with an undergraduate degree in liberal arts and a master’s degree in criminal justice administration.

Her professional history draws on a wide variety of fields, including community corrections, human services, local government, public policy and economic development.

Prior to her election as Pierce County Auditor, Julie was a Senior Policy Advisor for the Washington State Department of Commerce, as well as a member of the Tacoma City Council.  She was the Executive Director for the YWCA of Tacoma-Pierce County, managing one of the country’s largest domestic violence shelters and a groundbreaking civil legal assistance program. Julie also directed Episcopal Services for Youth, which provided crisis residential services to troubled and vulnerable adolescents. She’s been an Outward-Bound instructor, a juvenile parole administrator, and a political strategist.

Julie’s volunteer service is equally eclectic. She lends her leadership to:

  • The UWT Center for Leadership & Social Responsibility.
  • Washington State Bar Association’s Character and Fitness Board.
  • Tacoma Sunrise Rotary.
  • The American Leadership Forum.
  • Sound Outreach, an agency that disrupts institutionalized poverty.

She is currently the President of the Washington State Association of County Auditors.


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