An expert on the elections process, Dorothy E. Ebert began her professional career as a receptionist/secretary at Household Financial Corporation in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, in 1958, remaining in this role for nine years before becoming the deputy county clerk for Dodge County in Juneau, Wisconsin, from 1967 to 1982. Moving up the ranks to county clerk from 1983 until her retirement in 2003, she had an opposition the first time she ran, but none after that. She was required to run every two years for election as county clerk. Ms. Ebert also served on the board of directors for the Dodge County chapter of the American Cancer Society. In preparation for her career, Ms. Ebert graduated with a diploma from Beaver Dam High School.
Outside of her primary trade, Ms. Ebert was highly active with the Wisconsin County Clerks Association. She first served as a historian from 1994 to 1995, annually moving up the ranks to the roles of treasurer, secretary, vice president and finally president from 1998 to 1999. A recipient of the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award, Ms. Ebert’s life lesson that she would want to pass on is to be pleasant to people. In her mind, the customer is always right. Although she was an elected official, she didn’t consider herself an elected official, but instead a public servant. In her spare time, she enjoys bowling, golfing, calligraphy, singing, playing in the local bell choir and traveling.