Mick Bates

Running For State Senate District 9

The natural beauty, welcoming people and economic opportunities that first brought me to this region almost 30 years ago, where I built a business and a life and raised a family, are now being discovered by the rest of the world.

More and more, people are realizing that West Virginia truly is almost heaven. But, for me – being almost in heaven isn’t good enough.

I worked hard during my last 8 years as a Delegate for Beckley and Raleigh County. However, I made a promise that I would not serve in that role for more than 8 years.
I have fought for lower taxes, better access to broadband, improved roads, and investments in education. My work isn’t done.

That is why I am running for State Senate.

I want to build on what I have already done, and provide trusted conservative leadership to this new district that represents the heart and best of Southern West Virginia: Raleigh, Wyoming and Fayette Counties.

I believe we can build a place that people visit and don’t leave. A place to raise families and seniors to enjoy retirement. A place where you can find good work and successful businesses are built. A place that isn’t almost heaven, but actually IS heaven.

To accomplish this, we need to continue to advance the issues that I have fought for in the legislature. Lower taxes and better internet. Money for roads and better schools.

I am proud to call West Virginia my chosen home and ask that you Pick Mick and for vote for State Senate.


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