Clerk & Recorder George Stern

As Jefferson County Clerk and Recorder, George Stern was elected to oversee one of the most public facing offices in Colorado government, affecting almost every person in our large and diverse county. The Clerk’s office conducts elections, runs the county’s DMV, and carries out many other important administrative tasks, including issuing marriage licenses and recording public documents.

George came to the Clerk’s office after gaining extensive professional experience in both the public and private sectors. George was a public high school teacher and baseball coach in Colorado before heading to Harvard Law School, where he studied voting rights and policy implementation. He served in the Obama White House, focusing on health care, veterans issues, and government ethics, and in Governor Hickenlooper’s office, focusing on everything from marijuana regulation to marriage equality and government accountability. After graduating law school magna cum laude, George moved back to Colorado and worked as a business consultant with McKinsey, helping Fortune 500 companies and various governments improve their strategies and operations.

Now, George is using his experience from both the public and private sectors - as a former teacher, attorney, and business consultant - to create a 21st-century Clerk and Recorder’s office that delivers excellent customer service for the people of Jefferson County.

George and his wife Pam live in Golden, where they both enjoy the outdoors and are active members of the community. George continues to serve as a firefighter with the Golden Fire Department. Pam is a leadership consultant for Fortune 500 executives.