Judge Bates is a 30-year resident of the Chatham Community on the South side of Chicago. He is running for Circuit Court Judge County wide because of his commitment to service. His record of service is extensive. Judge Bates has 33 years legal experience including 15 years as an Administrative Law Judge and Hearing Official, and over 15 years as a trial attorney. He has been favorably rated by all of the Bar Associations, and is endorsed by the Cook County Democratic Party. He is a hard-working, exceedingly competent man of service, and an excellent choice for Circuit Court Judge. Fred will be fair, and show fidelity to the law.