Christopher Bauer is only the fourth resident circuit judge in Bond County history.
Monday morning, Bauer moved from state’s attorney of Bond County to resident judge.
Retired Judge John Knight said Bauer has earned the election to judge because of his professionalism and his competent service. He said the county chose wisely to elect him. Knight believes Bauer will serve Bond County admirably and he hopes that service will be for some time to come.
Click below to hear more of his comments:
Bauer’s wife, Mary Beth, held the Bible, upon which the new judge placed his hand. Click below to hear Judge Knight read the oath:
In addition to family, friends and co-workers, also attending the ceremony were Third Judicial Circuit Judges William Mudge and Ronald Slemer and retired judge, Keith Jensen.
Bauer was elected judge in November, after serving 18 years as state’s attorney.