Contact: Mary McCarthy
MILWAUKEE- Danielle Shelton, candidate for Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge in Branch 40, today announced the endorsement of Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm.
“Danielle’s exemplary record of public service, including her service in the United States Army and as an Assistant Public Defender, prepares her to serve our community as an outstanding judge,” said Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm. “I know Danielle will be a fierce advocate for justice in the courtroom and I’m proud to support her in this race.
“I am truly honored to have the endorsement and support of District Attorney John Chisholm,” said Danielle Shelton. “Milwaukee County deserves a justice system that works for them. I’m ready to get to work ensuring justice is carried out fairly and impartially.”
Danielle Shelton grew up primarily on the North side of Milwaukee, attended public schools, earned a bachelor’s degree from UW-Milwaukee, and received her law degree from Marquette University Law School. Danielle also served in the U.S. Army for six years, first as an enlisted PFC, and then becoming a commissioned officer through ROTC.
After college, Danielle earned her Series 7 and 63 licenses and worked in the financial industry for many years. During law school at Marquette University, she worked in the Mediation Clinic with former Supreme Court Justice Janine Geske.
Danielle has worked to help immigrants become situated in new communities, as a Senior Law civil attorney for a nonprofit organization, and currently serves as an Assistant State Public Defender. Danielle continues to live in Shorewood, where her daughters attended public school.
The election for Branch 40 will be held April 2, 2019, with a primary election on February 19 if necessary.