Julie Parrish (politician)

Julieanne 'Julie' Parrish[2] (born September 6, 1974) is a conservative American politician and was a Republican member of the Oregon House of Representatives representing District 37 for four terms of office beginning on January 10, 2011 and ending on January 13th, 2019.

Julie Parrish
Member of the Oregon House of Representatives
from the 37th[1] district
In office
January 10, 2011 – January 13, 2019
Preceded byScott Bruun
Succeeded byRachel Prusak
Personal details
Born (1974-09-06) September 6, 1974 (age 47)
Portland, Oregon
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Colonel (Ret) Mark Parrish
ChildrenMax, Tucker, and Gage
ResidenceWest Linn, Oregon
Alma materBachelor of Communications, Southern Oregon University (2000); MBA, Marylhurst University (2009)
ProfessionSmall Business Owner, PIP Communications; formerly CEO of Coupon Girls, LLC

Julie Parrish is the seventh generation of her family to live in Oregon, and the third legislator from her family to serve in the Oregon Legislature. Her family has been active in Oregon Republican Politics since 1874. Julie Parrish is the daughter of a Lebanese immigrant who came to Oregon in the late 1960s.[citation needed]


Rep. Julie Parrish was elected to four terms in a legislative district which held more Democrats than Republicans.[citation needed]

  • 2018 Parrish lost her bid for a 5th term reelection in November 2018 to Democrat Rachel Prusak.
  • 2016 Julie Parrish was uncontested in the May primary and won re-election in her district over Democrat Paul Southwick and Libertarian candidate Ryan Haffner. In addition to her own win, Parrish was the campaign consultant for Rep. Dennis Richardson (R-Central Point), who was running in a statewide bid for Oregon's Secretary of State. Richardson beat Sid Leiken in the Republican primary and went on to beat Democrat Brad Avakian for the Secretary of State race. Oregon hadn't had a Republican Secretary of State elected since 1980, nearly 40 years. Parrish was also the chief sponsor of the Oregon Veterans Lottery Bill, ballot Measure 96, to dedicate 1.5% of Oregon lottery dollars to veterans' programs and services. Oregon voters sided with Parrish and approved Measure 96 by nearly 84% of the electorate. The Willamette Week called Parrish's 2016 election night a "Trifecta" for having won her race, consulted a Secretary of State race that ending a decades-long drought for Republican statewide officeholders, and winning a ballot measure by one of the highest voting margins in statewide history.
  • 2014 Rep. Parrish was uncontested in the May primary and won re-election against Democrat Gerritt Rosenthal with over 56% of the vote.
  • 2012 Parrish was unopposed for the District 37 seat in the May 15, 2012 Republican Primary, winning with 3,532 votes,[3] and won the three-way November 6, 2012 General election with 16,122 votes (55.5%) against Democratic former Representative Carl Hosticka and Libertarian candidate Meredith Taggart.[4]
  • 2010 When Republican Representative Scott Bruun retired and left the District 37 seat open, Chael Sonnen was unopposed for the May 18, 2010 Republican Primary, winning with 4,008 votes,[5] but withdrew before the general election, Parrish won the July 7 special election by precinct committee persons to replace him,[6] and won the November 2, 2010 General election with 13,498 votes (50.9%) against nominee Will Rasmussen.[7]


  1. ^ "Representative Julie Parrish". Salem, Oregon: Oregon Legislative Assembly. Retrieved December 19, 2013.
  2. ^ "Julie Parrish's Biography". Project Vote Smart. Retrieved December 19, 2013.
  3. ^ "May 15, 2012, Primary Election Abstracts of Votes". Salem, Oregon: Oregon Secretary of State. p. 16. Retrieved December 19, 2013.
  4. ^ "November 6, 2012, General Election Abstract of Votes". Salem, Oregon: Oregon Secretary of State. p. 18. Retrieved December 19, 2013.
  5. ^ "May 18, 2010, Primary Election Abstracts of Votes". Salem, Oregon: Oregon Secretary of State. p. 19. Retrieved December 19, 2013.
  6. ^ Van Berkel, Jessica (July 7, 2010). "Parrish wins Republican nomination for state representative in District 37". The Oregonian. Retrieved December 19, 2013.
  7. ^ "November 2, 2010, General Election Abstracts of Votes". Salem, Oregon: Oregon Secretary of State. p. 17. Retrieved April 26, 2021.

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