Julie Norton brings more than 20 years of experience in politics and government to SKDKnickerbocker. From her years in legislative affairs during the Clinton administration and the Howard Dean presidential campaign to advising political candidates at every level – from presidential to statehouse delegate – Julie brings particular expertise to the intersection of communications and policy. At SKDK, she advises political campaigns, produces ads and utilizes her strategic communications skills for nonprofits, corporations and foundations.
Julie has delivered strategic and media consulting on countless campaigns across the country. Her work at SKDK includes ballot initiative campaigns in Washington state and Maine, congressional races in Wisconsin and Michigan, Senate work in Connecticut and Alaska, state legislative races in Virginia and New Jersey, and Washington, D.C.,–based issue advocacy on reforming gun safety laws. She also helped successfully elect the first Democratic attorney general in Virginia in decades.
Julie’s ads are creative and effective. She has been recognized with seven Pollie Awards, including awards for Best Democratic Independent Expenditure DCCC Ad; Use of Humor, Ballot Initiative Campaigns; and Best Use of Negative for a Congressional Campaign.
Julie has done extensive work advising nonprofits, corporations and foundations on issues ranging from genetically engineered foods to telecommunications policy to the areas of energy reform and climate change policy, a subject she has focused on since attending the negotiation of the Kyoto Protocol as a member of the U.S. delegation. Her understanding of public policy helps her devise communications and political strategies to help her clients navigate a constantly changing terrain.
Julie and her partner live in the Dupont-Logan neighborhood, where she can frequently be seen walking her beautiful Goldendoodle, Scout, and her partner’s somewhat less-attractive pug, Marley.