Julianne and her husband, Ray, daughter Ellie, and sons Raymond, William, and Sam.
Family
  • Married 23 years to husband Ray Ortman, Deacon and Business Administrator at St. Victoria Catholic Church
  • Mother of four children, ages 15-22
    • The eldest is U.S. Army PFC Raymond Ortman training as a cryptologic linguist in Chinese.
    • Two attend College and work part-time.
    • The youngest attends Chanhassen H.S.
Experience
  • Hennepin County Sheriff's Office, Command Staff, 2007-present
    • Director of Finance (2007-09), managed $85 million annual budget, including federal and state grants (e.g., FEMA claim for 35W bridge rescue and recovery).
    • Legal, Policy & Strategic Planning Advisor (2009-13).
  • Ortman & Associates Law Firm, Founding Partner, 1994-2006. Business Law & Litigation firm, successfully represented small and medium sized-businesses.
Leadership
  • Minnesota State Senator, 2003-present (Service on Tax, Judiciary, State Government, Higher Education, Public Safety, Transportation, Economic Development and Rules Committees).
  • Deputy Majority Leader, 2012 (Significant experience as spokesperson for Senate Republican Caucus).
  • Chair, Senate Tax Committee, 2011-12 (Successfully led effort to balance Minnesota’s $6 billion budget deficit without raising taxes).
  • Carver County Commissioner, 2001-02 (Led effort to televise Board Meetings and publish Code of Ordinances)

A Record of Strength, Determination & Achievement
  • Winner in 8 consecutive elections, receiving nearly 65% of vote in SD 47 in 2012.
    • Minnesota State Senate 2012 (Primary & General)
    • Minnesota State Senate 2006, 2010 
    • Minnesota State Senate 2002 (Primary & General)
    • Carver County Board of Commissioners 2000 (Primary & General)
  • University of Pennsylvania Law School (J.D. 1989)
  • Macalester College (B.A. 1986) (magna cum laude) 
  • Avid Runner, having finished Grandma's Marathon in Duluth six times.