In 1992 I started StreetWise newspaper for the homeless because I knew how hard it was for homeless individuals to get work. In 2013 I represented a student from Congo attending Mooseheart and sued the IHSA (IL High School Assn) because was being discriminated against. (We won) With my law, business, and real estate experience in hand, in 2017, I ran for Alderman ( and was elected) because I felt that I could make a difference.
Judd attended the University of Michigan as an undergrad and received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics. He then went to Pepperdine University School of Law where he received a J.D. and studied a semester in London, England. Judd worked for a Wall Street law firm in Paris as an intern. He also received an advanced law degree (an LLM) from American University in Washington D.C. in International Business. Judd founded “StreetWise” newspaper for the homeless in 1992 in Chicago and currently is an emeritus board member. The organization has helped over 12,500 homeless individuals get an instant job.
Judd is a past president of the Aurora Rotary Club and currently a member of the Aurora Sunrise Rotary Club. Judd has served on many other non-profit boards including the Kennedy Institute in Washington, D.C., the Aurora Regional Chamber of Commerce, Aurora Downtown, and RITA’s Prison Ministry.
A self-employed lawyer, Judd’s law practice concentrates on real estate, estate planning, and business law. He also is a commercial real estate broker and developer focusing on land and shopping center development. He speaks fluent French and conversational Spanish.
Judd was elected to a 4-year term as an Alderman to the city council of Aurora in 2017 Judd has received numerous awards for his volunteer work including the Lerner Newspaper Citizen of the Year Award and Citizen of the Month, the Martin Luther King Keeper of the Dream Award, and the Compassion Foundation Community Service Award.