While serving for the past six years as Ottawa County Clerk and Register of Deeds, Justin Roebuck has focused on leading in the areas of customer service, technology and the security of our public records and elections.
Justin has had a passion for people and government ever since he can remember. His political involvement started before driving age, and he often canvassed neighborhoods by bicycle, knocking on doors and talking to voters. Justin received a degree in Political Science and History from Hillsdale College. During and after his college career, Justin served on the staff of Michigan Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land, gaining experience and a love of election administration. He later served as Campaign Manager for Congressman Tim Walberg (MI-07).
In 2009, Justin began his career serving Ottawa County as the Elections Coordinator for the County Clerk’s Office. He was appointed County Clerk and Register of Deeds in 2014, and elected to the position in 2016. Serving as Clerk/Register, Justin’s passion is creating an environment for above-and-beyond customer service. The mission statement of the Clerk/Register’s Office is simply: “To help our customers and encourage their trust in government.” The goal is to inspire confidence and build relationships through empowering team members to create the best possible experience for their customers.
Justin also believes that staying engaged and offering real solutions to the challenges we face is a critical part of serving county residents well. He is actively involved in advocating at the state and national level for policy and law changes that make our elections more secure, our court records more efficient and our land records process more streamlined.
He currently serves as the Chairman of the Michigan Council of Election Officials, the Co-Chair of the Legislative Committee of the Michigan County Clerks’ Association and as a member of the Michigan Association of Register of Deeds Legislative Committee. Justin was appointed in 2019 to serve on the Michigan Secretary of State’s Election Modernization Advisory Committee, and also serves nationwide as a member of the Standards Board for the Election Assistance Commission.
Justin lives in downtown Zeeland with his wife Laura and two children. The Roebuck Family are members of Engedi Church in Holland.