Councilwoman Julia Ayres is a New York City mayoral candidate. She was a member of Wozniak's crew prior to her promotion to NYPD Captain. During season 2, she becomes the subject of an FBI investigation led by Stahl. She is in on Wozniak's activities. She also is in league with Bianchi.

She is portrayed by Anna Gunn.


In "Unforgiven", Stahl’s target is Julia Ayres, who is running for mayor. She has a deal with Bianci and has made evidence disappear for him in the past. Bianca expects her to do it again, or face the consequences. Julia Ayres is a former detective who used to work with Wozniak, as well as a former lover.