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Dillon Bates

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Dillon Bates
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Maine House of Representatives, District 35
Incumbent
In office
December 3, 2014 - present
Term ends
December 6, 2016
Years in position 1
PartyDemocratic
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limits4 terms (8 years)
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Maine
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
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Dillon Bates is a Democratic member of the Maine House of Representatives, representing District 35. He was first elected to the chamber in 2014.

Biography

Bates earned his bachelor's degree in political science and theatre from the University of Maine.[1] He was a delegate to the 2008 and 2012 Democratic State Conventions.[2]

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Bates served on the following committees:

Maine Committee Assignments, 2015
Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

Bates told the Portland Press Herald that the economy, healthcare and education were important issues in his campaign.[2]

Elections

2014

See also: Maine House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Maine House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 10, 2014, and a general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for party candidates wishing to run in this election was March 17, 2014. The deadline for write-in candidates to run in the primary election was April 28, 2014, and the deadline for non-party candidates to run in the general election was June 2, 2014. The deadline for write-in candidates to run in the general election was September 22, 2014. Dillon Bates defeated Suzanne Salisbury in the Democratic primary. Emily Downing was unopposed in the Republican primary. Bates defeated Downing in the general election.[3][4][5][6]

Maine House of Representatives District 35, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDillon Bates 53.2% 2,167
     Republican Emily Downing 41.8% 1,702
     None Blank Votes 5% 203
Total Votes 4,072


Maine House of Representatives, District 35 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDillon Bates 61% 325
Suzanne Salisbury 39% 208
Total Votes 533

2012

See also: Maine House of Representatives elections, 2012

Bates ran in the 2012 election for Maine House of Representatives District 118. Bates lost against Matthew Moonen in the Democratic primary on June 12, 2012. Chase Martin ran unopposed in the Republican primary. The general election took place on November 6, 2012.[7][8]

Maine House of Representatives, District 118 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMatthew Moonen 68.2% 408
Dillon Bates 31.8% 190
Total Votes 598

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