Date/TimeDate(s) - 03/17/2020
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
*POSTPONED UNTIL LATER DATE*
Topic: Faith and Public Service
Wesley Bell is the Prosecuting Attorney for St. Louis County, Missouri. He is the first African American to hold this office. Wesley ran a vigorous grassroots campaign in 2018 and unseated a 28 year incumbent by a 14 point margin. As a leader in criminal justice reform, Wesley is an advocate for ending mass incarceration, reforming cash bail, and rebuilding trust between communities and the prosecutor’s office. A native of St. Louis County, Wesley was raised by a police officer father and county civil servant mother. After graduating from Lindenwood University and the University of Missouri-Columbia law school, Wesley represented hundreds of disenfranchised clients as a Special Public Defender in St. Louis County. Throughout his career, Wesley has led his own criminal defense practice and served as a criminal justice professor and municipal court judge. He served as a Ferguson City Councilman from April 2015 to December 2018.
Wesley Bell, St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney
Eden Theological Seminary
475 E. Lockwood Ave.
Webster Groves, MO 63119