George Christenson is a lifetime resident of Milwaukee County. After attending West Allis Nathan Hale High School, he 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 until 1997. He moved on to become the Executive Director with the Riverworks Development Corporation, an organization with the mission of renewing a historically under-served community on Milwaukee’s North Side, where he led daily operations, including management of a budget, preparation of reports and other various documentation, as well as managed multiple programs provided by the corporation.
From 2003 to 2005, George served as the Deputy Executive Director & Director of Economic Development of the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority (WHEDA) in Madison. He oversaw several WHEDA run programs, participation in public policy development and implementation and customer service/community relations, as well as managed all economic development programs and activities. Before becoming Deputy County Clerk in 2010, George was a Partner in Land Acquisition & Investments, LLC in Milwaukee, where he was responsible for all aspects of business development, including product presentations, marketing, developing proposals, contracts, and agreements. In 2016 George was elected Milwaukee County Clerk. To date he is true to his pledge to provide the highest level of service possible at the lowest cost to the taxpayer.
George is a long-time activist and member of the Democratic Party.