Greetings everyone,

First and foremost, thank you for taking time out of your day to visit our website to learn how you can be apart of a change in our community. My name is Brendan Shiller and I am a practicing attorney in Cook County of 15 years, specializing in criminal defense and civil rights. Last year, I, alongside a group of attorneys, activists, community leaders, and organizations, founded the Judicial Accountability Political Action Committee, otherwise known as JAPAC. In this past primary, JAPAC took the role of supporting the election of qualified subcircuit judges. Moving forward, we are moving to take on a bigger role in the Cook County judicial elections

JAPAC is turning our focus towards the  judicial retention elections this November. As many of you might know, judicial retention elections in Cook County overwhelmingly favor incumbents. Contributing to this process, for the past 50 years the Cook County Democratic Party has run a collective Vote Yes campaign for every single judge up for retention. We believe that a healthy system must hold incumbent judges as responsible and accountable as new or first-time judges. We believe that a truly contested retention election will raise public awareness about the judiciary and will also encourage responsible jurisprudence. As of now, we are working to identify problematic judges and deny them a cakewalk retention election. The Judicial Accountability PAC judges our candidates based on their roots in the community, their knowledge of the law, and their commitment to progressive values.

We are looking for supporters to help fund awareness  campaigns and spread the word about judicial accountability. Please sign up to stay informed or donate to help our campaign.  We welcome all support, nothing it too little or too small. We are building a broad coalition of diverse people to bring justice to Cook County and would love for you to be a part of it. 

Thank you for your consideration, 

Brendan Shiller,                                           
President, Judicial Accountability PAC