MILWAUKEE—George Christenson today announced his candidacy for Milwaukee County Clerk of Circuit Court.
“I’m running for Clerk of Circuit Court because I believe the people of Milwaukee County deserve the best court system in America,” said Christenson. “As Milwaukee County faces a historic rise in crime and a massive backlog in court cases, it’s even more important that our court system works for us. I plan to take a collaborative approach working with all stakeholders, especially those who have been shut out of the process for too long.”
The Clerk of Court’s Office facilitates the operations of the Milwaukee County court system, including record keeping. It has nearly 300 staff positions and processes more than 150,000 case files each year.
George Christenson is a lifetime resident of Milwaukee County. He began his commitment to public service by serving as aide to State Rep. Jeannette Bell. He moved on to become the Executive Director with the Riverworks Development Corporation, an organization with the mission of reviving Milwaukee’s northeast industrial corridor and creating jobs for residents of the nearby Harambee and Riverwest neighborhoods.
George was appointed Deputy County Clerk in 2010, where he worked with former County Clerk Joe Czarnezki to improve customer service, increase operating efficiencies and modernize the County Clerk’s Office. George was elected Milwaukee County Clerk in 2016, and re-elected in 2020. To date he has been true to his pledge to provide the highest level of service possible at the lowest cost to the taxpayer.
George has three sons, Matthew, Cameron and Bennett, and has been a long-time volunteer with Boy Scouts of America. George lives in Greenfield with his fiancé Kate, and is also a long-time activist and member of the Democratic Party.