David Bates, Rhode Island Senator

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David Bates
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Rhode Island Senate District 32
Incumbent
In office
1993 - present
Term ends
January 6, 2015
Years in position 21
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$14,947.34/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 3, 1992
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Massachusetts-Amherst
Personal
BirthdayApril 21, 1941
Place of birthMedford, MA
ProfessionPresident, Insurance Agency
ReligionChristian
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
David E. Bates (b. April 21, 1941) is a Republican member of the Rhode Island State Senate, representing District 32. He was first elected to the chamber in 1992. He currently serves as Senate Minority Whip.

Bates was a member of the Barrington Planning Board from 1968 to 1978. He was a member of the Barrington Town Council from 1982 to 1992. He was then President of the Barrington Town Council from 1984 to 1988.

Biography

Bates earned his B.A. in English from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst in 1963. His professional experience includes working as a claims adjuster for Liberty Mutual Insurance Company from 1963 to 1974, as a supervisor for Liberty Mutual Insurance Company from 1970 to 1974, as a Marketing Representatives for Reliance Insurance Company from 1974 to 1978 and as President of A. N. Nunes Insurance Agency since 1978.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Bates served on the following committees:

Rhode Island Committee Assignments, 2013
Special Legislation & Veterans' Affairs, Secretary
Commerce
Environment & Agriculture
Finance
Rules

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Bates served on the following committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Bates served on the following committees:

Elections

2012

See also: Rhode Island State Senate elections, 2012

Bates won re-election in District 32. He was unopposed in both the Republican primary on September 11 and the general election on November 6.[2][3][4]

Rhode Island State Senate, District 32, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Bates Incumbent 97.2% 9,926
     Other Write-in 2.8% 291
Total Votes 10,217

2010

See also: Rhode Island State Senate elections, 2010

Bates was re-elected to District 32 in 2010. Bates defeated Democrat Jim Hasenfus in the November 2 general election. He was unopposed in the September 14 Republican primary.[5][6]

Rhode Island State Senate, District 32
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png David Bates (R) 5930
Jim Hasenfus (D) 5127

2008

See also: Rhode Island State Senate elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Bates was re-elected to the 32nd District Seat in the Rhode Island State Senate.[7] Bates raised $22,184 for his campaign, while Signore raised $3,000.[8]

Rhode Island State Senate, District 32 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png David Bates (R) 6,989
Lawrence Signore (D) 6,647

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for David Bates is available dating back to 1994. Based on available campaign finance records, David Bates raised a total of $106,380 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 30, 2013.[9]

David Bates's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Rhode Island State Senate, District 32 Won $17,183
2010 Rhode Island State Senate, District 32 Won $25,190
2008 Rhode Island State Senate, District 32 Won $22,184
2006 Rhode Island State Senate, District 32 Won $13,220
2004 Rhode Island State Senate, District 9 Won $13,718
2002 Rhode Island State Senate, District 9 Won $3,811
2000 Rhode Island State Senate, District 44 Won $2,960
1998 Rhode Island State Senate, District 44 Won $2,188
1996 Rhode Island State Senate, District 44 Won $3,008
1994 Rhode Island State Senate, District 44 Won $2,918
Grand Total Raised $106,380

2012

David Bates won re-election to the Rhode Island State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, David Bates raised a total of $17,183.
Rhode Island State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to David Bates, Rhode Island Senator's campaign in 2012
Barrington Republican Town$557
Independent Insurance Agents of Rhode Island$500
Pannone Lopes Devereaux & West$400
Rhode Island Builders Association$400
Rhode Island Troopers Association$400
Total Raised in 2012$17,183
Source:Follow the Money

2010

David Bates won re-election to the Rhode Island State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, David Bates raised a total of $25,190.

2008

David Bates won re-election to the Rhode Island State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, David Bates raised a total of $22,184.

2006

David Bates won re-election to the Rhode Island State Senate in 2006. During that election cycle, David Bates raised a total of $13,220.

2004

David Bates won re-election to the Rhode Island State Senate in 2004. During that election cycle, David Bates raised a total of $13,718.

2002

David Bates won re-election to the Rhode Island State Senate in 2002. During that election cycle, David Bates raised a total of $3,811.

2000

David Bates won re-election to the Rhode Island State Senate in 2000. During that election cycle, David Bates raised a total of $2,960.

1998

David Bates won re-election to the Rhode Island State Senate in 1998. During that election cycle, David Bates raised a total of $2,188.

1996

David Bates won re-election to the Rhode Island State Senate in 1996. During that election cycle, David Bates raised a total of $3,008.

1994

David Bates won re-election to the Rhode Island State Senate in 1994. During that election cycle, David Bates raised a total of $2,918.

Scorecards

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2013-2014

In 2013, the Rhode Island General Assembly was in session from January 1 to July 5. In 2014, the Rhode Island General Assembly was in session from January 7 to June 23.

  • Legislators are scored based on their votes on bills related to civil liberties.
  • Legislators are scored based on votes on government reform.
  • Legislators are scored based on their votes on bills deemed to have an effect on free-market, small-government, or constitutional principles.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key small business issues.

2011-2012

In 2011, the Rhode Island General Assembly was in session from January 4 to July 1. In 2012, the Rhode Island General Assembly was in session from January 3 to June 13.

  • Legislators were scored based on 14 pieces of legislation, ranging from matters on clean water, to state energy policies.
  • Legislators were scored based on votes on government reform.
  • Legislators were scored based on their votes on bills deemed to have an effect on free-market, small-government, or constitutional principles.

Personal

Bates and his wife, Anne, have two children.[1]

In the news

Grants to nonprofit organizations

In 2012, Rhode Island lawmakers issued $1.9 million in legislative grants to nonprofit organizations. These grants were awarded on a nonpartisan basis by House Speaker Gordon Fox and Senate President Teresa Paiva-Weed and were chosen based on the merits of the organizations' applications and requests by individual lawmakers. Though the Rhode Island Supreme Court ruled that the legislature has the authority to create grants as part of the budget, some critics have called these grants wasteful government spending and believe the money could be used to influence votes. Lawmakers in support of the grants claim that they go to community organizations that are struggling to fill fundraising gaps or make up for a lack of resources that may no longer be available at the municipal level. According to an August 2013 report in Go Local Prov News, Bates was among the top 25 lawmakers who sponsored the most in grant funding, obtaining $34,000 for community organizations.[10]

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Preceded by
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Rhode Island State Senate District 32
1993–present
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