County Clerk Karen Madison was first elected in 2004. She has been re-elected in 2008, 2012, 2016 and 2020.
Karen has a B.S. in Business with a major in Accounting from Emporia State University and has earned Master County Clerk status in Kansas. She is active in the Kansas County Clerks & Election Officials Association, serving as President 2018-2019. She has three children, Ryne, Jayde and Jarrett.
The County Clerk's Office certifies the Tax Roll to the Treasurer yearly and maintains the official Tax Roll for Cowley County. The County Clerk’s Office also assists in filling out the Homestead and Safe Senior Tax forms. As an agent for the State Wildlife and Parks we assist with boat permits.
The County Clerk is the official record keeper for the County Commission. The Clerk also takes minutes at all Commission Meetings.
The County Clerk in Cowley County also serves as the Election Officer and is responsible for all federal, state and local elections in Cowley County.