Julie Copeland

Julie Copeland

Vice President & Research Director, Chadderdon Lestingi Creative Strategies

ABOUT

As the founding Executive Director of Emerge Virginia, Julie led the training and mentoring of 209 Democratic women to prepare them to run for office. Eleven of the new members of the Virginia House of Delegates elected since 2017 trained under Julie’s leadership.

Before launching an opposition research business in 1997, she played major roles in seven statewide campaigns in Virginia, including directing the 1996 Coordinated Campaign for Clinton/Gore and U.S. Senate candidate Mark Warner. She was Chief of Staff to the Lieutenant Governor and the Senate Democratic Caucus Director.