Judge Bates is a 30-year resident of the South side of Chicago. He is running for Circuit Court Judge in the 2nd Judicial Sub-Circuit because of his commitment to service. His record of service is extensive. Judge Bates has 34 years legal experience including 2 years as a Circuit Court Judge, 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. 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.