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Name (State full name and any former names used)

Michael Hayes

2. Age


3. Education (List schools, years attended, and degrees received)

The John Marshall Law School, Jan 1997- Jan 2002, Juris Doctor

DePaul University, Sep 1991-Feb 1994, Bachelor of Arts

4. Current occupation and employer

Police Officer, Chicago Police Department

5. Current hometown, and neighborhood if Chicago. If subcircuit candidate: How

long have you lived there?

Chicago, Garfield Ridge. Three Years. However, spent most of my youth in

the area.

6. Work history (List with years)

Chicago Police Department October 1994- present

Cook County Arbitrator August 2009- present

Assistant Cook County State's Attorney February 2003-May 2006

Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army Reserves August 1988-August 1996

7. In what areas of law do you have experience?

Criminal, Personal Injury, Family, Landlord-Tenant and Probate

8. List your bar association memberships.

Illinois State Bar association

9. List all professional, business, fraternal, scholarly, civic, charitable, or other

organizations to which you belong.
Fraternal Order of Police

10. Describe your civic involvement.

Assistant coach for kids' basketball and baseball

Boy Scouts Pack 3475

11. Describe your current and former political involvement.

Candidate for Cook County Judge, Third Subcircuit

12. Have you run for judge before? When and for which seat?


13. List your published writings, with dates and with links if available.


14. Why do you want to be a Cook County judge?

I am passionate about civil rights and ensuring everyone receives a fair

evaluation of their situation and position. I’ve worked tirelessly to improve
the way the Chicago Police Department manages the way in which they
interact with the community. I continue to focus on ensuring officers respect
the power and authority entrusted by the community and to hold themselves to
the high professional standards. As a judge, I would be in a position to
continue to enforce those standards.

15. What are the most pressing issues facing the justice system and why?

Inequity of criminal justice system, implicit bias and affordable justice

16. How will your experiences help you serve as a good judge?

A researched understanding and continued evaluation of how implicit bias

plays a role in the executive decision process. My years as a police officer,
making life changing decisions usually in stressful situations, have taught me
to put my biases aside and look for objective measures to base my decisions
on. Most recently, I have instructed Chicago Police Officers to look for those
same objective standards when deciding to conduct an Investigator stop of a
subject. In the last published report of investigatory stops by the American
Civil Liberties Union and the independent consultant, they found the Chicago
Police Department investigatory stops in the first six months, after Fourth
Amendment training I lead, went from just under 50% to 94% compliant with
the Fourth Amendment.
17. What do you wish voters knew about you?

The voters should know that I am one of them. I understand the daily struggles
to make ends meet and the tough choices we make. I respect every person as
we all have contributions to make to the community. Finally, I value the
sacrifice to be made for elected office, to put aside my personal interests, hold
myself to the community's highest standards of ethics and treat all people
fairly and without prejudice.