Julie’s Bio

Julie Thomas has been a county resident for more than thirty years. She has served the community in so many ways, including as a volunteer for a number of local social-service agencies since 1995, such as Planned Parenthood, MiddleWay House, Indiana Equality, Hoosier Hills Food Bank, and others.

Committed to public service, Julie also served on the boards of directors for several social-service agencies, including MiddleWay House, Planned Parenthood Indiana, and WFHB. She currently serves on the board of directors of County Residents Against Annexation and on the Lake Monroe Watershed Advisory Committee. She is the former chair of the Democratic Women’s Caucus and was selected to the inaugural Hoosier Women Forward statewide training group for community leaders.

She completed her fifth degree, a Ph.D. in Russian history and Gender Studies, at Indiana University-Bloomington. Julie teaches part-time and has provided virtual and in-class instruction for more than 25 years at Indiana University-Bloomington, Franklin College, Southern New Hampshire University, and Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. She was elected to the Monroe County Council in 2009 and served until 2013, when she was first elected as County Commissioner. Determined to give back to her community, Julie looks forward to continuing her service to the residents of Monroe County.