Term expires: 2020
Jamie Fitzgerald has served as Polk County Auditor and Commissioner of Elections since January 2007.
Fitzgerald manages a staff of 49 full-time employees in five departments. His office is responsible for a wide variety of functions, ranging from paying all of Polk County's bills to conducting elections in Iowa's largest county.
As County Auditor, one of Fitzgerald's top priorities has been utilizing technology and increasing efficiency to benefit Polk County residents. This includes making all Board of Supervisor meeting materials digitally and putting all audio of Board meetings online.
Fitzgerald's office has also worked to place more than 100 years of Board meeting minutes online for the public to view and re-recorded all audio from the past meetings. This provides a historical record and ensures a permanent copy of these meetings.
Fitzgerald has overseen the digitization of all of the Polk County transfer index book's 84,300 pages. This allows citizens to trace online every property transaction in Polk County's history.
As Commissioner of Elections, Fitzgerald oversees all elections in Polk County and maintains records for more than 300,000 registered voters.
The Polk County Auditor's office has received the Government Finance Officers Association's "Excellence in Financial Reporting" award.
Fitzgerald received an Associate of Arts degree from Iowa Central Community College and a Bachelor of Arts from Iowa State University. He has also received a Certified Public Manager Certificate from Drake University.