Danielle Shelton
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Justice Louis Butler Endorses Danielle Shelton for Milwaukee County Judge

"I’m honored to have the support of Justice Butler..."

By - Jun 28th, 2018 03:15 pm

MILWAUKEE—Former Supreme Court Justice Louis Butler today endorsed Danielle Shelton for Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge in Branch 40 in the spring 2019 election. Shelton announced her campaign last month and currently works as an assistant state public defender.

“Danielle is a great lawyer and has the right experience and values to make a difference on the Milwaukee County bench,” said Justice Butler. “Milwaukee needs a diverse set of perspectives on the bench, and her background in the financial industry, as an Army veteran, as a single mother, as an excellent public defender and litigator, and as a seeker of justice, make her the perfect choice to be Milwaukee’s next judge. She’s earned my enthusiastic endorsement, and I intend to help her win this election.”

“I’m honored to have the support of Justice Butler, who has been a leader in the law and in our community for decades,” said Shelton. “He is an inspiration. I am talking to voters across Milwaukee about my experience, my values, my understanding of the law and my sense of justice, and I’m confident I can earn the support of Milwaukee County voters next spring.”

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.

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