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Gail H. BatesREPRepublican American politician
76
Years of Age
11
Years of Experience
MDResidence (state)

Gail Bates (born December 24, 1945) was a member of the Maryland Senate from 2015 to 2019 and a member of the Maryland House of Delegates from 2002 to 2015. She was selected to replace Robert Kittleman in the Maryland House of Delegates in February 2002 when Kittleman was selected to replace Chris McCabe in the Maryland State Senate. In a close election in 2018, Bates was defeated by non-profit executive Katie Fry Hester by 1.7 percentage points. Bates was nominated to serve on the state Board of Education by Gov. Larry Hogan in February 2019.

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Education4 - 4 of 2
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Attended Accounting
1979 - 1981
University of Maryland
BS Education
1968
Past Positions1 - 13 of 13
Member
Maryland State Board of Education
2019 - Current
Senator
Maryland State Senate
2015 - 2019
Delegate
Maryland State House of Delegates
2002 - 2014
Deputy Minority Whip
Maryland State House of Representatives
2003 - 2006
Chief of Staff for Delegate Donald E. Murphy
District 12A
1999 - 2002
Assistant
Howard County Executive
1991 - 1998
Certified Public Accountant
1984 - Current
Manager of Records and Tax Department
Maryland Farm Bureau
1983 - 1984
Tax Supervisor
Mark Buckley Certified Public Accountant
1980 - 1982
Office Manager
H&R Block
1976 - 1980
Teacher
Mathematics and Home Economics, Anne Arundel County
1968 - 1973
Notary Public
Owner
Small Business
Other Experience1 - 36 of 36
Treasurer
Howard County Tourism Council
2004 - Current
President
Howard County Republican Women
2001 - Current
Board Member
Montgomery General Hospital
2001
Board Member
Howard County Chapter American Red Cross
1996 - 1999
Board Member
Howard County Farm Bureau
1998 - Current
Board Member
Christian Jail Ministry
1997 - Current
Member
Howard County Republican Central Committee
1982 - 1990
Member
Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants
1988 - Current
Treasurer
Howard County Republican Central Committee
1980 - 1984
Member
Maryland Federation of Republican Women
1980 - Current
Member
Howard County Republican Club
1980 - Current
Board Member
Therapeutic Horsemanship Association
Treasurer
Western Howard Soccer
Member
Health Subcommittee of the Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs Committee, Maryland State Senate
2015 - 2017
Member
Agriculture, Environment and Energy Committee, National Conference of State Legislatures
2007 - 2008
Member
Agriculture and Rural Development Committee, National Conference of State Legislatures
2005 - 2007
Member
Maryland Veterans Caucus
2005 - Current
Member
Health Facilities Equipment and Products, Maryland State House of Delegates
2003
Member
Government Operations Subcommittee, Maryland State House of Delegates
2003
Member
Public Health Subcommittee, Maryland State House of Delegates
2003
Member
Health and Government Operations Committee, Maryland State House of Delegates
2003
Member
Motor Vehicles Subcommittee, Maryland State House of Delegates
2002 - 2003
Member
Commerce and Government Matters Committee, Maryland State House of Delegates
2002 - 2003
Member
Women Legislators of Maryland
2002 - Current
Member
Maryland Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus
2002 - Current
Member
Golf Advisory Committee, Howard County
1998 - Current
Member
Disabilities Issues Advisory Committee, Howard County
1987 - 1988
Member
Legislative Committee, Howard County Chamber of Commerce
1986 - Current
Member
Environment Committee, National Conference of State Legislatures, 2008-present
Former Member
Protocol Committee, Maryland State Senate
Former Member
Education Subcommittee, Maryland State Senate
Former Member
Children, Youth, Families Committee, Maryland State Senate
Former Member
Comptroller Issues Subcommittee, Maryland State Senate
Former Member
Audit Committee, Maryland State Senate
Former Member
Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee, Maryland State Senate
Member
Agriculture and Energy Committee, National Conference of State Legislatures, 2008-present