Former State Representative Julie Stokes gained traction early in the business community as a CPA, a small business owner, and a leader within many organizations, such as the Jefferson Chamber, the LCPA, the YLC, the Regional Transit Authority, the University of New Orleans and various civic and economic development entities. Over her seven years of service in the Louisiana Legislature, Julie Stokes gained a strong reputation as non-partisan policy advocate and a cancer survivor. Mrs. Stokes was able to share her knowledge as a CPA, as well as gain significant legislative experience, with the Louisiana budget, comparative state tax policy, oversight of legislative audit, Louisiana’s economic development incentives, and Louisiana’s Department of Health policies. Having received numerous accolades for her work in the Legislature and leaving public life behind in 2020, Julie Stokes has opened Flame Consulting to continue supporting projects that she is passionate about, like cancer advocacy and helping worthy causes and organizations with fundraising, strategic planning and management consulting. Her two biggest consulting projects are as the Executive Director of the newly formed Boys & Girls Clubs in Louisiana and the President/CEO of Ellevate Louisiana, a statewide nonpartisan women’s group focused on policy for a 21st century Louisiana.
Stokes resides in Kenner with her husband Larry and their two children, Brandon and Taylor. She attended Jefferson Parish Public Schools, and attending the University of New Orleans on full scholarship where she received her Bachelor’s of Science in Accounting, Magna Cum Laude.
2017 Graduate of Governing Magazine's Women in Government Leadership Program
"Economic Development Ally" in 2017 by the Louisiana Industrial Development Economic Association
Louisiana Family Forum’s “Liberty Award” in 2014 - 2016
Louisiana Family Forum’s “Family Advocate” in 2014 - 2016
“Small Business Champion” in 2013 and 2014 by the National Federation of Independent Business
“Legislative All-Star” in 2014 by the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry
“Legislator of the Year” for 2014 by the Louisiana Orthopedic Association
Education Choice Champion by the Louisiana Federation for Children’s in 2013 and 2014