Julie Peterson

District 5
Title: District 5 Board Member
Julie Peterson

District 5

4 Year Term

Personal Life

  • I have been a resident of Jackson County since 1968
  • I am married to Jim Peterson, who is retired from Consolidation Coal Company.
  • I enjoy hiking, traveling, and spending time with family, especially our grandchildren.
  • I am a member of the United Methodist Church of Murphysboro.


  • BA from SIUC 1989 in History-received the Norman Caldwell-James R. Sanders Award for Academic Excellence in History.
  • MA from SIUC 1991 in History

Professional Life

  • Social Studies teacher at Carbondale Community High School retired in 2011
  • Served as the Representative for Region 6 on the Board of Directors for the Illinois Council for the Social Studies 2005-2015
  • Jackson County League of Women Voters
  • Greater Egypt Regional Planning and Development Commission
  • Southern Illinois Metropolitan Planning Organization

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