David Bates (politician)

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David Bates
Member of the Rhode Island Senate
from the 32nd[1] district
Assumed office
January 2007
Preceded byStephen Alves
Member of the Rhode Island Senate
from the 9th district
In office
January 2003 – January 2007
Preceded byCharles Walton
Succeeded byStephen Alves
Member of the Rhode Island Senate
from the 44th district
In office
January 1995 – January 2003
Preceded byPeter Bouchard
Succeeded byDistrict abolished
Personal details
Born (1941-04-21) April 21, 1941 (age 77)
Medford, Massachusetts
NationalityAmerican
Political partyRepublican
ResidenceBarrington, Rhode Island
Alma materUniversity of Massachusetts Amherst

David E. Bates[2] (born April 21, 1941 in Medford, Massachusetts, died March 8, 2017) was an American politician and a Republican member of the Rhode Island Senate representing District 32 since January 2007. Bates served consecutively from January 1993 until January 2007 in the District 9 and District 44 seats.

Education[edit]

Bates earned his BA degree from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Elections[edit]

  • 2012 Bates was unopposed for both the September 11, 2012 Republican Primary and the November 6, 2012 General election, winning with 9,926 votes.[3]
  • 1992 Initially in District 44, Bates won the September 15, 1992 Republican Primary and won the November 3, 1992 General election with 5,657 votes (56.3%) against Democratic nominee Peter Orlando.[4]
  • 1994 Bates was unopposed for both the September 13, 1994 Republican Primary and the November 8, 1994 General election, winning with 6,507 votes.[5]
  • 1996 Bates was unopposed for the September 10, 1996 Republican Primary, winning with 464 votes,[6] and won the November 5, 1996 General election with 4,475 votes (73.6%) against Cool Moose Party candidate Matthew Piccerelli.[7]
  • 1998 Bates was unopposed for both the September 15, 1998 Republican Primary and the November 3, 1998 General election, winning with 5,617 votes.[8]
  • 2000 Bates was unopposed for both the September 12, 2000 Republican Primary and the November 7, 2000 General election, winning with 7,263 votes.[9]
  • 2002 Redistricted to District 9, and with incumbent Democratic Senator Charles Walton redistricted to District 2, Bates was unopposed for both the September 10, 2002 Republican Primary, winning with 1,161 votes,[10] and the November 5, 2002 General election, winning with 7,791 votes.[11]
  • 2004 Bates was unopposed for the September 14, 2004 Republican Primary and won the November 2, 2004 General election with 7,025 votes (55.4%) against Democratic nominee E. Jenny Flanagan.[12]
  • 2006 Redistricted to District 32, and with incumbent Senator Stephen Alves redistricted to District 9, Bates and returning 2004 Democratic challenger E. Jenny Flanagan were both unopposed for their September 12, 2006 primaries,[13] setting up a rematch; Bates won the November 7, 2006 General election with 6,004 votes (50.7%) against Flanagan.[14]
  • 2008 Bates was unopposed for the September 9, 2008 Republican Primary and won the November 4, 2008 General election with 6,989 votes (51.3%) against Democratic nominee Lawrence Signore.[15]
  • 2010 Bates was unopposed for the September 23, 2010 Republican Primary, winning with 584 votes,[16] and won the November 2, 2010 General election with 5,930 votes (53.6%) against Democratic nominee Jim Hasenfus.[17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Senator David E. Bates". Providence, Rhode Island: Rhode Island General Assembly. Retrieved March 12, 2014.
  2. ^ "David Bates' Biography". Project Vote Smart. Retrieved March 12, 2014.
  3. ^ "2012 General Election, Senator in General Assembly District 32". Providence, Rhode Island: Secretary of State of Rhode Island. Retrieved March 12, 2014.
  4. ^ "1992 Vote for Rhode Island Senate". Providence, Rhode Island: Secretary of State of Rhode Island. Retrieved March 12, 2014.
  5. ^ "1994 General Election Vote for R.I. Senate". Providence, Rhode Island: Secretary of State of Rhode Island. Retrieved March 12, 2014.
  6. ^ "1998 Statewide Primary Vote for RI Senate (Republican)". Providence, Rhode Island: Secretary of State of Rhode Island. Retrieved March 12, 2014.
  7. ^ "1996 Votes Cast for RI Senate". Providence, Rhode Island: Secretary of State of Rhode Island. Retrieved March 12, 2014.
  8. ^ "RI State Senator, RI General Election, November 3, 1998". Providence, Rhode Island: Secretary of State of Rhode Island. Retrieved March 12, 2014.
  9. ^ "2000 General Election Results by District for Rhode Island Senate". Providence, Rhode Island: Secretary of State of Rhode Island. Retrieved March 12, 2014.
  10. ^ "2002 Senator in General Assembly, Republican". Providence, Rhode Island: Secretary of State of Rhode Island. Retrieved March 12, 2014.
  11. ^ "2002 Rhode Island Senate by Senate District". Providence, Rhode Island: Secretary of State of Rhode Island. Retrieved March 12, 2014.
  12. ^ "2004 General Election State Senate Results by District". Providence, Rhode Island: Secretary of State of Rhode Island. Retrieved March 12, 2014.
  13. ^ "2006 Statewide Primary State Senate Results by District". Providence, Rhode Island: Secretary of State of Rhode Island. Retrieved March 12, 2014.
  14. ^ "2006 General Election Senate Summary Results by District". Providence, Rhode Island: Secretary of State of Rhode Island. Retrieved March 12, 2014.
  15. ^ "2008 General Election, Senator in General Assembly District 32". Providence, Rhode Island: Secretary of State of Rhode Island. Retrieved March 12, 2014.
  16. ^ "2010 Statewide Primary, Senator in General Assembly District 32". Providence, Rhode Island: Secretary of State of Rhode Island. Retrieved March 12, 2014.
  17. ^ "2010 General Election, Senator in General Assembly District 32". Providence, Rhode Island: Secretary of State of Rhode Island. Retrieved March 12, 2014.

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