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Senator Gail H. Bates

District
9
County
Carroll and Howard
Committee Assignment(s)
Annapolis Info
401 James Senate Office Building
11 Bladen Street
Annapolis, MD 21401
Phone 410-841-3671 | 301-858-3671
Toll-free in MD
Fax 410-841-3395 | 301-858-3395
Interim Info
401 James Senate Office Building
11 Bladen Street
Annapolis, MD 21401
Phone 410-841-3671 | 301-858-3671
Fax 410-841-3395 | 301-858-3395
Contact
gail.bates@senate.state.md.us
Party
Republican
Tenure
First elected to the Maryland Senate in 2014. Member of the Senate since 2015. Member of the House of Delegates 2002 (appointed) - 2015.
Current Assignments
2015 Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs Committee
2017 Education Subcommittee of the Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
2015 Comptroller Issues Subcommittee, Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
2015 Joint Audit Committee
2015 Joint Committee on Children, Youth and Families
2015 Joint Committee on Protocol
2005 Maryland Veterans Caucus
2002- Women Legislators of Maryland
Past Senate Service
Health Subcommittee, Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs Committee, 2015-2017.
Past House Service
Appropriations Committee, 2003-2014; Deputy Minority Whip, 2013-2014, 2003-2006; Health and Government Operations Committee, 2003; Government Operations Subcommittee of the Health and Government Operations Committee, 2003; Health Facilities Equipment and Products Subcommittee of the Health and Government Operations Committee, 2003; Public Health Subcommittee of the Health and Government Operations Committee, 2003; Commerce and Government Matters Committee, 2002-2003; Motor Vehicles Subcommittee of the Commerce and Government Matters Committee, 2002-2003; Public Safety and Administration Subcommittee of the Appropriations Committee, 2003-2014; Oversight Committee on Pensions of the Appropriations Committee, 2003-2014; Joint Committee on Children, Youth, and Families, 2003-2014; Joint Audit Committee, 2007-2014; Joint Committee on Pensions, 2007-2014.
Public Service
Maryland Correctional Enterprises Management Council, 2017-; Agriculture and Energy Committee, National Conference of State Legislatures, 2008-; Environment Committee, National Conference of State Legislatures, 2008-; Agriculture, Environment and Energy Committee, National Conference of State Legislatures, 2007-2008; Agriculture and Rural Development Committee, National Conference of State Legislatures, 2005-2007; Treasurer, Howard County Tourism Council, 2004-; Howard County Republican Central Committee, 1982-1990; Disabilities Issues Advisory Committee, Howard County, 1987-1988; Howard County Chamber of Commerce, Legislative Committee, 1986-; Treasurer, Howard County Republican Central Committee, 1980-1984.
Memberships
Maryland Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus, 2002-; President, Howard County Republican Women, 2001-; Montgomery General Hospital, 2001; Board Member, Howard County Chapter, American Red Cross, 1996-1999; Howard County Farm Bureau, 1998-; Golf Advisory Committee, Howard County, 1998-; Christian Jail Ministry, 1997-; Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants, 1988-; Howard County Republican Club, 1980-; Maryland Federation of Republican Women, 1980-; Therapeutic Horsemanship Association.
Awards
Howard County Women's Hall of Fame , 2009; Life Achievement Award, Howard County Republican Central Committee , 1990.
Biographical Information
Born, Washington, DC, December 24, 1945; Attended Bladensburg High School, 1963; University of Maryland, B.S., Education, 1968; University of Maryland Baltimore County, Accounting, 1981; Mathematics and Home Economics Teacher, Anne Arundel County, 1968-73; Office Manager, H&R Block, 1976-80; Tax Supervisor, Mark Buckley, C.P.A., 1980-82; Manager, Records and Tax Department, Maryland Farm Bureau, 1983-84; Assistant to Howard County Executive, 1991-98; Chief of Staff for Delegate Donald E. Murphy, District 12A, 1999-2002; Certified Public Accountant; Small Business Owner; Notary Public; Married, Two sons.
Last Updated: 10/15/2019 3:28 PM