I'm not a politician. I'm a working mom. I live in Austin and work in the healthcare industry. I was born in South Oak Cliff, on the poor side of Dallas, and I grew up in Ovilla. On the weekends I volunteer; in my free time, I teach yoga. During the week I sit on a board whose focus is delivering health care to poor and low-income families in Austin. I love spending time with my family and my pets.

So why am I running for Congress?

I’m doing this because our state and our country very much need to regain a sense of balance and decency. In tragedy, Americans unite and demonstrate acts of courage, self-sacrifice, generosity, and compassion, just as the first responders did 16 years ago in Manhattan and just as folks did when Hurricane Harvey hit our State. And I firmly believe our country can come together in the absence of tragedy and demonstrate these same character traits. I believe in this state and its people, and I believe that we can be that voice of balance and decency, which is desperately needed in Washington, D.C. 

I’m not defined by political dogma, but by values like honesty, responsibility, respect, optimism, commitment. I think those are values we can all get behind, no matter where we fall on the political spectrum.

We must find middle ground. We need to work across the aisle to make life better for all Texans. We should be working together to find better ways to make sure our families can be healthy, to insist our veterans get the care and respect they’ve earned, and to put folks to work so our economy can continue to thrive and our communities improve. Most of all, we need government of and for the people again; we are, after all, One Nation under God; we are Indivisible. For growth to happen, we can’t wait for anyone else or any other year or any other excuse to keep us from doing what we know is right.

That's why I'm running for House of Representatives in the 25th. 

I'm running because I'm one of y'all, and I want to be your voice. 

I'm serious about this, but I'm also serious about doing this the right way -- by relying on Texans, listening to real people instead of PACs, and working on the things that people and families care about and want to make right for our state and our country. 

That's what this campaign is about. My goal--and my promise--is to step up and serve your interests, so folks in Cleburne, in Burnet, in Meridian, in Copperas Cove, and every Texan in the 25th Congressional district has a voice in our government.

I'm going all over the district and talking to folks like you, because I actually care about this country and our state and what our kids' and grandkids' future looks like. I want to know what is on your minds, what you care about and what you expect from your next representative. Then I want to make sure I can deliver on that.

I'm running because our district deserves better than an establishment politician who only wants to protect and serve his own interests and who refuses to meet with the folks in this district. Texas deserves a public servant who will listen to them and their concerns. And that’s exactly what I plan to do.

It's time for the people from Texas' 25th Congressional District to have someone who actually represents them in the House. 

This is going to be a tough fight. My opponent has a ton of money. I'm sure the experts will tell us we can't win. Those are the same "experts" who told me I'd never be able to put myself through college as a single, teen mom with a brand new baby. They're the same "experts" who tell you that the polls are always right.

I don't much care for the experts, and I suspect that you don't either. We should all be tired of leadership by the polls anyway.

Stand with me, and I promise I will stand for you.


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    “She can beat Roger Williams. The first duty of a member of Congress is to be elected. Julie Oliver’s grasp of what’s at stake in our Republic and her passion to be part of the solution will convince anyone who listens closely to her message.”

  • endorsed

    “I support Julie because of her willingness to meet with constituents and hear their voices (unlike current reps), her understanding of gerrymandering and how we can address it, and her desire to work across the aisle to solve problems because we are all in this together regardless of party affiliation.”

  • endorsed

    “I support Julie Oliver because she is smart, compassionate and trustworthy. I have known Julie for 15 years. She's not running to advance her own political agenda. She's running to truly represent the interests of District 25.”

  • endorsed

    “I support Julie Oliver because I agree with her stance on term limits and ending political gerrymandering, as well as being fiscally responsible.”

  • endorsed

    “Julie has taken the leap of faith for such a time as this! Brilliant, justice-minded, leads by serving, a heart to unify, compassion, resourcefulness and focus like a laser are qualities that I see in Julie and constituents will see as well as she runs this race.”

  • endorsed

    “She is exactly the kind of person we need in government: someone who is smart, compassionate, responsible, and unencumbered by obligation to special interests. And it doesn't hurt that she has a wealth of experience in the business and legal spheres and as a parent.”

  • endorsed

    “Julie is the real deal. Her experience in law and her passion in service to her community is unexcelled. She has the broad experience of life's ups and downs that allows her to see what is needed and to put it into action. Her vision is clear, her purpose is to be in action, and her gift is the energy creates within herself and those around her. Wow, what an opportunity for the great state of Texas. She has my unconditional support!”

  • endorsed

    “I support Julie Oliver because she is a fair minded, honest person with a high level of personal integrity and moral compass. We would be honored to have her serve us.”

  • endorsed

    “I support Julie Kaye Oliver because I have known her for over 35 years, and I believe she can help make Texas a place I want to call Home again. #ImWithJulie”

October 6, 2017

$25 for 25

To all of you who have donated, a huge thank you!!!


Spread the word; spread the love. The $25 donations go a long way. So $25 for Texas-25!!! 

With love and respect - have a great weekend!!

Julie 

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    “She can beat Roger Williams. The first duty of a member of Congress is to be elected. Julie Oliver’s grasp of what’s at stake in our Republic and her passion to be part of the solution will convince anyone who listens closely to her message.”

  • endorsed

    “I support Julie because of her willingness to meet with constituents and hear their voices (unlike current reps), her understanding of gerrymandering and how we can address it, and her desire to work across the aisle to solve problems because we are all in this together regardless of party affiliation.”

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  • endorsed

    “I support Julie Oliver because she is smart, compassionate and trustworthy. I have known Julie for 15 years. She's not running to advance her own political agenda. She's running to truly represent the interests of District 25.”

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  • endorsed

    “I support Julie Oliver because I agree with her stance on term limits and ending political gerrymandering, as well as being fiscally responsible.”

  • endorsed

    “Julie has taken the leap of faith for such a time as this! Brilliant, justice-minded, leads by serving, a heart to unify, compassion, resourcefulness and focus like a laser are qualities that I see in Julie and constituents will see as well as she runs this race.”

  • endorsed

  • endorsed

    “She is exactly the kind of person we need in government: someone who is smart, compassionate, responsible, and unencumbered by obligation to special interests. And it doesn't hurt that she has a wealth of experience in the business and legal spheres and as a parent.”

  • endorsed

    “Julie is the real deal. Her experience in law and her passion in service to her community is unexcelled. She has the broad experience of life's ups and downs that allows her to see what is needed and to put it into action. Her vision is clear, her purpose is to be in action, and her gift is the energy creates within herself and those around her. Wow, what an opportunity for the great state of Texas. She has my unconditional support!”

  • endorsed

    “I support Julie Oliver because she is a fair minded, honest person with a high level of personal integrity and moral compass. We would be honored to have her serve us.”

  • endorsed

    “I support Julie Kaye Oliver because I have known her for over 35 years, and I believe she can help make Texas a place I want to call Home again. #ImWithJulie”