Gail Bates

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Gail Bates
Maryland State Senate, District 9
In office
January 14, 2015 - present
Term ends
January 8, 2019
Years in position 0
Deputy Minority Whip, Maryland State House of Representatives
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Maryland House of Delegates District 9A
2002 - 2015
Bachelor'sUniversity of Maryland, 1968
Date of birthDecember 24, 1945
Place of birthWashington, DC
ProfessionCertified Public Accountant
Office website
Gail H. Bates (b. December 24, 1945) is a Republican member of the Maryland State Senate, representing District 9. She was first elected to the chamber in 2014.

Bates served in the Maryland House of Delegates, representing District 9A from her appointment to the chamber on February 4, 2002, to January 14, 2015.


Bates's professional experience includes working as a Certified Public Accountant, and Chief of Staff for Delegate Donald E. Murphy - District 12A and Assistant to Howard County Executive.

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

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

Maryland Committee Assignments, 2015
Education, Health & Environmental Affairs
Children, Youth, and Families


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

Note: Bates also served on the Oversight Committee on Pensions, the Oversight Committee on Personnel and the Subcommittee on Public Safety and Administration.


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

Note: Bates also served on the Oversight Committee on Pensions, the Oversight Committee on Personnel and the Subcommittee on Public Safety and Administration.



See also: Maryland State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Maryland State Senate took place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 24, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 25, 2014. Ryan Frederic defeated Daniel Medinger in the Democratic primary, while Gail Bates was unopposed in the Republican primary. Bates defeated Frederic in the general election.[1][2][3]

Maryland State Senate District 9, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngGail Bates 65.9% 33,109
     Democratic Ryan Frederic 34.1% 17,132
Total Votes 50,241

Maryland State Senate, District 9 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRyan Frederic 51.6% 4,298
Daniel Medinger 48.4% 4,031
Total Votes 8,329


See also: Maryland House of Delegates elections, 2010

Bates came in first in the general election on November 2, 2010, winning re-election.[4]

Maryland House of Delegates, District 9A General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Gail Bates (R) 21,709
Green check mark transparent.png Warren Miller (R) 19,911
Maryann Maher (D) 15,264
Jonathan Weinstein (D) 14,110

Campaign donors


In 2010, a year in which Bates was up for re-election, she collected $40,880 in donations.[5]

Her largest contributors in 2010 were:


In 2006, Gail Bates collected $26,427 in donations.[6]

Her three largest contributors in 2006 were:

Donor Amount
Gail Bates $1,082
Friends of Charles Feaga $870
Restaurant Association of Maryland $600


Presidential preference


See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Gail Bates endorsed Rick Perry in the 2012 presidential election. [7]


Bates is a member of the Howard County Republican Women, Howard County Farm Bureau, Christian Jail Ministry, Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants, Howard County Republican Club, Maryland Federation of Republican Women, National Conference of State Legislatures, and the Therapeutic Horsemanship Association. She belongs to the Maryland Veterans Caucus, Maryland Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus, Women Legislators of Maryland and Golf Advisory Committee of Howard County.[8]

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