Your County Clerk
George L. Christenson
George Christenson is a lifetime resident of Milwaukee County and was elected Milwaukee County Clerk in 2016 and re-elected in 2020.
After attending West Allis Nathan Hale High School, George went on to earn a bachelor's degree in economics and political science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a master's degree in public administration from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
George began his commitment to public service in 1993 serving as a legislative assistant to Wisconsin State Representative Jeannette Bell. George moved on to become executive director of Riverworks Development Corporation, an organization with the mission to renew a historically under-served community on Milwaukee’s northside.
George then served as the deputy executive director and director of economic development for the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority (WHEDA) in Madison, Wisconsin.
In 2010, Milwaukee County Clerk Joseph Czarnezki appointed George to serve as Milwaukee County Deputy County Clerk.
George has three sons, Matthew, Cameron and Bennett. George is a volunteer with his local Boy Scouts of America troop. His son Cameron is an Eagle Scout and Bennett is a Life Scout.
What We Do
We issue marriage licenses, register all lobbyists and lobbying principals and report lobbying activity to the public. We also accept applications for passports and sell Milwaukee County bus fares and Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) licenses and permits.
As an information clearinghouse for county government, the County Clerk administers oaths of office, maintains the central files for Milwaukee County reports, records, contracts and corporate documents, and receives and publicly opens competitive bids for county contracts. We also receive claims filed against Milwaukee County.
We record the proceedings of the County Board of Supervisors, maintain all legislative files, update existing ordinances and publish new ordinances online. We staff all County Board meetings. We maintain the County Legislative Information Center (CLIC), which provides online public access to legislative documents, meeting agendas and minutes and live streaming of County Board meetings.
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