George Stern, Jefferson County Clerk and Recorder
My name is George Stern, and I'm running to serve our neighbors here in Jefferson County as Clerk and Recorder, a county-wide position responsible not only for DMV offices and marriage licenses, but also for one of the most important interactions between people and their government – voting.
It's no secret that our country has become more divided, and that trust in government is at an all-time low. But things don't have to be that way - especially here in Jefferson County. As Clerk and Recorder, I will use my experience in both government and the private sector, as a teacher, attorney, and business adviser, to make sure that we restore people's faith in their public servants.
That begins with voting: Now, more than ever, elections must be unquestionably fair and trustworthy. And they must be open and accessible.
It continues with results: Government should be accountable and transparent, and deliver for you when you need it to - efficiently, productively, and compassionately.
Over the next 18 months, I will visit every corner of our county, and talk with folks from every background and political persuasion. I'm not running to serve any party. I'm running to serve everybody. And I will work as hard as I can to make sure the government of Jefferson County does the same.