Julie von Haefen

Julie von Haefen represents the 36th District in the North Carolina House of Representatives. She serves on the Appropriations, Appropriations General Government, State Government, Local Government, and Homeland Security/Military/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 16 years. They have three children, 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 is in her fifth year serving on the Board of Directors. Julie also served on the North Carolina PTA Board of Directors from 2017-2019 and was the State Advocacy Chair and Federal Legislative Chair for NCPTA.

In addition to her work with PTA, Julie is a certified Guardian ad Litem in Wake County and was a longtime Meals on Wheels volunteer. She received her bachelor’s degree from Ohio University and her law degree from Case Western Reserve University. She practiced law for over 10 years in a variety of areas including criminal law, medical malpractice defense, municipal law and education law. She is licensed to practice law in Ohio, Arizona and California. 


Julie has served as the State Representative for District 36 since January 1, 2019.