Sharon Jorgenson is the Republican candidate for County Clerk. A lifelong resident of Polk County, she was raised on a family farm in the area known as North Valley in Eureka Township by parents Roald and the late Elaine Johnson. Currently she resides near the North Valley area of Eureka Township with husband Steve. Their family includes a son, Derek who is employed by Polk County, and a daughter, Shauna, who is in her senior year of nursing school at St Scholastica College.
Jorgenson attended Unity High School graduating as Salutatorian. When lay-offs of long term Polk-Burnett Electric employees resulted in 2010 due to the recession, Jorgenson turned her lay-off into newfound opportunity, completing an Associate Degree in Accounting from Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College in 2014.
Work experience includes 23 years of service with Polk-Burnett Electric Cooperative, 6 years banking experience at savings & loan offices in St Croix Falls and Frederic, WI, 10 months at CWS Security Services, and almost 4 years at the Clerk of Circuit Court office at Polk County Courthouse.
At Polk-Burnett Electric, she worked in multiple areas as Front Desk Receptionist with promotions to Billing Specialist and then Departmental Assistant. In her position as Departmental Assistant, she worked as a trouble shooter for balancing problems, worked on special projects as assigned, trained 23 new employees over the years, filled in for absent employees in several departments, and streamlined processes for increased efficiency.
Sharon is extremely computer savvy with experience in a multitude of software programs as well as experience with 4 major software conversions. Positions held in the Clerk of Court Office include Traffic Clerk and Accounting/Bookkeeper. “In my current position, I increased the use of tax intercept which greatly improved collections on outstanding amounts owed. In addition, I have streamlined processes to improve efficiency in my current position.”
Experience and key skills include a rich background of customer service, proficiency in accounting, financial aptitude, and attention to detail, superior organization, and dedication to doing the job right.
Her background of years of customer service will complement the County Clerk position. She says, “I am an enterprising, hard-working, efficient, and technically skilled professional with rock solid ethics known for attention to detail, accuracy, and effective organization and communication skills. I possess the commitment to do what it takes to learn the County Clerk position. My work ethic, dedication to excellence, and desire to serve the public in a positive, welcoming manner will benefit both Polk County and its residents.”