Paul Selman

Elected Officials
Title: Alderman, Ward 4
Phone: 708-687-4050, ext. 1013
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As the newly elected 4th Ward alderman, I’d like to introduce myself to those who may not know me.

My lovely bride of 26 years, Kitty, is originally from Chicago, so we moved back to the area in 1998 after I studied mechanical engineering at Georgia Tech.  Prior to returning to college, I served six years in the United States Navy where I was deployed in support of Operation Desert Storm.

Kitty and I have been blessed with many things, among them two healthy children.  Ed, a high school senior, is busy with the college selection process.  Kate is a fourth grader, who enjoys sports and science.

I am an engineering merit badge councilor and assistant scoutmaster for Boy Scout Troop 385.  I am proud to say that my son will soon advance to the rank of Eagle Scout.  I also serve as a lector and Eucharistic minister at Saint Damian Church.

I have already had the pleasure of working with Mayor Kuspa, the aldermen and staff as a member of the Oak Forest Veterans Commission.  I have helped with the commission’s flag and the flag repository.  If you are a veteran, please reach out to the commission at

I look forward to helping 4th Ward residents remember that All Good Things are Close to Home in Oak Forest.  

Feel free to contact me at 708-687-4050, ext. 1013 or


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