Willoughby, Julie

Meet the Candidate

Running For:
State House
Political Affiliation:
Chief Nursing Officer
Biographical Info:

I am proud to say that I am a Christian, wife, mother and registered nurse. My family relocated to Arizona when I was in the 6th grade from Michigan. After high school I attended community college and graduated from Arizona State University with my Bachelor of Science in Nursing. I have worked as an RN for 10 plus years and have been looked to as a leader throughout my employment. I have worked in high stress environments and have been able to help people when they need help the most. I have moved up in seniority positions and currently am the Chief Nursing Officer of a micro hospital and I am still very passionate about my career. I have been active in my community by volunteering, being active with my church and church family, and serving as board president of my home owners association.


As a nurse I have learned that the “every day person” needs someone to advocate for them in many different areas of their lives. As a nurse, I did this numerous times every day. As I became a wife and mother I saw this same need for advocacy in my children. With all of the pressures around and the uncertainty that people feel they do not feel confident in their leadership. People are hungry for an advocate, for a person that understands them, a person that can relay what they need and want. It is time that we have representation in our legislative body that truly represents our community. It is time that the people have an advocate that will stand up for their same values and morals, someone that will be their voice. I know that I am that person and that I will represent the community with fresh ideas that are untainted by obligation or connections to other special interest groups. It is time that the voters have an advocate playing an active role in the creation of the laws that will govern them.


AZ Nurses Association (AzNA)


Response Legend

  • SSupports
  • OOpposes
  • *Comment
  • Declined to respond
  • Declined to respond, Position based on citation

Question Response Comments/Notes
1. Expanding background checks to include guns purchased from private individuals. O
2. Adding “sexual orientation,” “gender identity,” or “gender expression” to the protected classes of race, religion, age, sex, and ancestry in nondiscrimination law. O
3. Prohibiting abortion except when it is necessary to prevent the death of the mother. S
4. Allowing biological males that identify as transgender to play on female sports teams. O
5. Providing state funding to abortion entities that perform or refer for abortion. O
6. Allowing all parents to use tax credits, vouchers, or education savings accounts to enable their children to attend any public, charter, private, homeschool, or online academy. S
7. Legalizing physician-assisted suicide. O
8. Allowing parents to seek professional counseling for their minor child with same-sex attraction or gender identity issues. S
9. Protecting individuals and businesses from being required to provide services or use their artistic expression in a manner that violates their moral or religious beliefs. S
10. Keeping the flat income tax rate in Arizona’s state tax code. S
11. Requiring any government entity, including schools, to inform parents about their child’s physical, emotional, or mental health. S
12. Establishing electric retail competition to eliminate the current monopoly system for electric utilities. -