Judy McCarthy (D)

County Recorder
Black Hawk County Courthouse
316 East 5th Street
Waterloo, IA 50703

Phone: (319) 833-3012
Fax: (319) 833-3170
E-mail: jmccarthy@co.black-hawk.ia.us

Judith (Judy) A. McCarthy has lived most of her life in Black Hawk County, Iowa. She moved here when her father took a job with John Deere. She graduated from Waterloo West High School and The Professional Business Institute in Minneapolis, MN.

Judy has been employed with Black Hawk County since 1979. She has spent all of those years working in the Recorder’s office. She has been promoted several times, the last being a Deputy Recorder in 2002. She was elected Recorder and took over the office January 2007.

She is a member of ISAC and has served on many committees in the county. She is also a member of the Central Committee for Democrats.

Judy and her husband Ronald have 2 children, Patrick (Cindy) and Angela McCarthy. They also have 6 grandchildren. Kayla Tofte, Holly and Lexie McCarthy and Ashley, Anthony and Isabella Araiza.

The major improvements in the Recorder’s Office include the conversion of electronic records into a new data system (Cott) to facilitate access to land records. She has continued the use of technology to make the office more accessible to the public. She created a Passport room to process passport applications and take passport photos. She is using strategic planning to make her office more efficient for the future.