For Immediate Release – March 12, 2018

Puyallup City Councilmember Julie Door Announces Campaign for State Representative

Announces more than 140 key endorsements including the Firefighters, the Puyallup Police Association, Congressman Denny Heck, and many more. 

PUYALLUP, WA – Today, small business owner and Puyallup City Councilmember Julie Door entered the race to represent the 25th legislative district in the Washington State House of Representatives, the open seat vacated by retiring State Rep. Melanie Stambaugh.


Born and raised in Puyallup, Julie Door has been a lifelong advocate for her community. With decades of volunteer service and more than four years on the Puyallup City Council, she has devoted her life to giving back. Door is a strong champion for public safety and has worked tirelessly to improve the quality of life in Puyallup and Pierce County.

In explaining her entry to the race, Door said: “I care deeply about the 25th Legislative District and I want to see our community thrive.” She continued, “In my time on the Puyallup City Council, I have worked with leaders of all political persuasions to improve our schools, public safety, and invest in our local economy. Olympia needs more leaders willing to put aside divisive politics and work on our region’s biggest challenges.”

Door’s vision for the 25th district specifically includes making the community safer, families healthier, and our schools even better. Public safety has always been at the center of Door’s advocacy. She worked hard to protect our neighborhoods from unregulated halfway houses for sex offenders. As a City Councilmember, Door fought for adequate staffing of patrol officers and for expanded parks and sidewalks to protect kids and families. She worked tirelessly to preserve 18 acres of farmland for the Van Lierop Park. Door also carefully safeguarded taxpayer dollars and cut city debt. She will continue to protect taxpayers in the Legislature. Door will also advocate for smart investments in our region, like infrastructure to improve transportation and ease congestion.

With today’s announcement, Door is releasing a long list of more than 140 elected officials, public safety organizations and leaders, educators, healthcare professionals, business owners, and local activists who endorse her campaign to represent the people of the 25th district. A full list of endorsements can be found here.

A sample of today’s endorsements include: the Puyallup Police Association, International Association of Fire Fighters Local 726, U.S. Congressman Denny Heck, State Representatives Gael Tarleton and Laurie Jinkins; Pierce County Councilmembers Connie Ladenburg, Rick Talbert, and Derek Young; Former Puyallup City Councilmember Heather Shadko; Tacoma City Councilmember Ryan Mello; Central Pierce Fire & Rescue Commissioner Bill Eckroth, Assistant Chiefs Guy Overby and Dan Beckman. Further endorsements will be announced in the coming days.

Julie currently owns Willows Chiropractic Clinic & Therapeutic Massage with her husband Frank. In her spare time, Door volunteers with the Puyallup Kiwanis Club, the Puyallup Food Bank, and raises funds to build the Community Daffodil Float. She and her husband have two children, Brianna and TJ, who attend Puyallup public schools.

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Julie Door