Julie Watts

Julie Watts

Government Affairs Liaison

206.262.0973 x221

Julie is based in Olympia, where she works to strengthen relationships with legislative partners and to advocate for our policy priorities.

She was previously deputy director of the Budget & Policy Center and a lecturer at the University of Washington School of Social Work, teaching courses in poverty and inequality, public policy, and community and organizational change. Her experience also includes serving as lead public policy staff for the Statewide Poverty Action Network and the Washington Association of Churches (now the Faith Action Network), where she led statewide campaigns to address poverty and inequality and to advocate for a progressive state tax structure. Julie holds a master’s degree in social work from the University of Washington.

Julie enjoys spending time with her husband Joel and daughter Zula and tending to various things that grow in her backyard, including veggies, roses, and chickens.