Owens j. Shelby for Judge

From the Community, For the Community and Forever a part of your Community



Thank you for taking the time to visit my website.  My name is Owens Joseph
Shelby and I am running for Judge in the 7th Judicial Subcircuit.  Having grown up in the Austin community, and subsequently moving to the western suburbs as an adult, my aspirations for public service are rooted in these communities.  I have consistently volunteered by mentoring youth at the Better Boys Foundation, speaking at career days and community outreach programs, and coaching in the North Berwyn Basketball League.   As for my professional experience, I began my legal career by serving as Assistant Counsel to the Illinois House of Representative Office of the Speaker in Springfield, IL. Shortly thereafter, I chose to continue my career in service by working as an Assistant State’s Attorney for Cook County. I have held this position for over five years, where I have made it my duty to ensure that every person I encounter is treated with fairness, respect, and dignity.  On a daily basis, I fight for the rights of crime victims while ensuring that defendants are also treated impartially.  As Judge, I will utilize these same skills to serve with integrity, loyalty, and an unwavering commitment to fairness.  Thank you for your continued support!