Samuel Christensen, Clerk of Circuit Court

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Samuel Christensen

Samuel Christensen

The Clerk of Circuit Court is a Wisconsin Constitutional Officer elected every four years by the voters of Racine County. Clerks of Circuit Court are governed by Wisconsin Statutes in all duties. Responsibilities at the circuit court level involve a variety of duties such as: court proceedings record management; jury management; collections of fines, fees, forfeitures, assessments and surcharges as ordered by the court. Administratively, the Clerk of Circuit Court is accountable for the budgeting and administering of trial court resources, developing effective policies and procedures and maintaining courteous, proficient and professional services in the operations of the circuit court system.


First Appointed:

August 2015 (`15-`18 Term)

First Elected:

November 2018 (`19-`22 Term)


  • University of South Dakota, BS ‘98
  • Cardinal Stritch University, MA ‘08

Summary of Career Preceding Appointment/Election:

  • Administrative Deputy, Clerk of Circuit Court
  • Deputy Court Clerk, Clerk of Circuit Court
  • Director of Greek Life/Hall Director, Carthage College

Professional Memberships:

  • National Association of Court Managment 
  • Wisconsin Clerk of Circuit Court Association, Executive Board Member, Treasurer (2019-2020)
  • Wisconsin Juvenile Court Clerk Association, President (2018-2020)
  • Committee for the Improvement of Translation and Interpretation in the Wisconsin Courts

Contact Info:

Clerk of Circuit Court
Racine County Courthouse
730 Wisconsin Ave
Racine WI 53403