Julia Fahl brings a wealth of hands-on political experience to Archer Public Affairs. Julia has nearly two decades of service in federal, state and local government and politics, as well as her expertise representing clients’ interests across New Jersey. Utilizing her private sector and public sector experience, Julia manages many high visibility issues and concerns across numerous industries that are of critical importance to her clients, the state and the region.
Julia is extremely knowledgeable in all aspects of issues management and politics. From 2019 to 2022, Julia served as Mayor of Lambertville. While in office, Julia was the state’s youngest elected mayor and one of only a handful of openly gay officials in the state. She played a lead role on Governor Phil Murphy’s successful 2017 campaign, helping to raise more than $14 million. She also worked for over a decade as a political strategist and fundraiser for Democratic candidates across the country before becoming the Democratic National Committee’s LGBT Finance Director.
As Mayor, Julia prioritized fiscal responsibility, public budget management, affordable housing and infrastructure improvements. She led Lambertville through the COVID-19 Pandemic, as well as Hurricane Ida, the largest natural disaster in the city's history. She also successfully gained the support of the New Jersey Department of Transportation enabling her to complete a critical large-scale infrastructure project along Route 29 that had languished for more than 19 years.
Julia most recently served as Vice President of Governmental Affairs for Tonio Burgos and Associates, Inc’s New Jersey office. While there, Julia managed a diverse portfolio that included state and national leaders in the clean energy production, land-use development and insurance fields.
Julia graduated from Bryn Mawr College in 2012 with a degree in political science. She has received numerous awards and recognitions, including the Middlesex Young Democrats Rising Star Award; Maria's Women United Public and Community Service Award; 2019 - 2022 Insider NJ Top 10 LGBTQ+ Power List; 2018 - 2021 Insider NJ 100 Influential Millennials, and she served as the Grand Marshall of the Philadelphia Pride Parade in 2019.