When I arrived in Turlock many years ago, the Turlock Journal was a daily paper. In order to get acquainted with my new community, I read the entire paper every day. In those days there were a number of interesting characters on the city council. I was always impressed with Mayor Brad Bates’ ability to maintain a calm and thoughtful approach to the problems facing Turlock and at the same time maintain a respectful tone among all the council members. Later, several years after Brad was no longer mayor, he led the community volunteer effort to build the children’s play park at Donnelly Park. Brad has proven his commitment to our city.
We need Brad again. Please join me in supporting Brad Bates
— Aila Hillberg