Election Day: March 17th, 2020
Hon. Sharon O. Johnson
A member of the judiciary since 2010, Judge Sharon O. Johnson currently presides over domestic relations cases in the Circuit Court of Cook County. Prior to her current assignment, she presided over traffic and parentage and child support cases. She has served as a member of the Domestic Relations Alternative Dispute Resolution Exploratory Committee, collaborated with the Chicago Domestic Violence Initiative, collaborated with Cook County Works job training and placement, and moderated a forum entitled “Liberia: Restructuring of a Legal System in a Reemerging African Nation.” The Illinois Supreme Court has appointed her to the faculty of the Judicial Continuing Legal Education Conference for three consecutive terms. Judge Johnson was also appointed and continues to serve on the Illinois Supreme Court Committee on Professional Responsibility. Additionally, she has served as a panelist on numerous family law symposiums, committees, and workshops. As past chair of the Illinois Judicial Council, her theme was “Courts Connecting with Communities.” As such, Judge Johnson serves on the board of The Musical Arts Institute, has participated in programs with the Prairie State College Women Veterans and Single parents panel discussions, and is a frequent speaker at numerous churches, schools, and community organizations. Most importantly, she strives for continued adherence to her faith walk and thoroughly enjoys traveling with her husband and two intelligent and beautiful daughters.