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Baltimore state's attorney race kicks off with Ivan Bates campaign launch

Posted: 9:58 PM, Aug 27, 2017
Updated: 2017-08-28 22:49:47Z
Ivan Bates campaign launch

The race to become Baltimore’s top prosecutor kicked off early Saturday morning, as defense attorney Ivan J. Bates launched his campaign against Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby outside a Park Heights home where Kendal Fenwick was fatally shot in 2015.

A crowd of dozens of supporters listened intently as Bates stated, “We are losing our city to crime. We are constantly in a state of mourning”.

Baltimore is on track to hit more than 300 murders for the third year in a row.

Restoring hope and trust in the criminal justice system in charm city are among Bates' three main running points.

The Democratic Primary is set for June 2018.