Julie von Haefen
Julie von Haefen represents the 36th District in the North Carolina House of Representatives. She serves on the Finance, Education-Community Colleges, State and Local Government, Homeland Security, and Military and Veterans Affairs committees.
Julie and her husband, Dr. Roger von Haefen, a professor at NC State University, moved to Apex in 2005 and have lived in House District 36 for 14 years. They have three children, ages 14, 12 and 10, all of whom are students in the Wake County Public School System.
Julie is a Parent Teacher Association (PTA) leader at the school, county and state level and a fierce advocate for North Carolina’s public schools. She became involved in her local PTA when the oldest of her three children entered the Wake County Public School System. She went on to become the PTA President at Washington GT Magnet Elementary School in Raleigh for two years. She served as the President of the Wake County PTA Council from 2017-2018, and still serves on the Board of Directors for the North Carolina PTA. In 2017-2018, Julie was the State Advocacy Chair and Federal Legislative Chair for the North Carolina PTA.
In addition to her work with PTA, Julie is a certified Guardian ad Litem in Wake County and is a Meals on Wheels volunteer. Julie and her family are members of St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in Apex. She received her bachelor’s degree from Ohio University and her law degree from Case Western Reserve University. She practiced law for 10 years in a variety of areas including criminal law, medical malpractice defense, municipal law and education law.