Julie was first elected as Marion County Recorder in 2006 and is seeking the office of Marion County Auditor in 2014 to continue to improve County services and save taxpayer dollars.
Serving as the Marion County Recorder has given Julie the experience to manage the day-to-day operations of a county office and has strengthened her commitment to public service.
In 2009, the Recorder's Office was the first County agency to respond to the public's call for streamlined government by combining parts of its operations and sharing office space with another related County agency. This innovative approach provided costs saving for both agencies immediately and over the long-haul and serve as a template for other agencies seeking to band together to streamline.
Julie has over 25 years of real-world work experience. Before becoming Marion County Recorder, Julie managed offices or operations for local businesses in central Indiana, including work for a local engineering and surveying firm. She has 11 years of public service that includes 7 years as an elected official. Julie earned a reputation for professionalism and hard work through her work at the Statehouse and in the private sector.
Julie is a life-long resident of Marion County and has been active in her community. Julie served as a United Way/Key Club Labor Chair for Hurricane Katrina Relief, Co-Chair of County United Way Campaign, and Committee Member of the Race for Life. Along with her husband Robert Voorhies, Julie has been involved in the Labor movement and local politics, including organizing get-out-the-vote and registration efforts, for over 17 years.
Julie attended IUPUI division of Labor Studies and Continuing Studies. She is a member of the Property Records Industry Association, National Association of Recorders and Clerks, Indiana Association of Counties, and Indiana State Recorders Association.