"Together we can build a Better Beckley, a Stronger
Raleigh County and a Healthier West Virginia."

WHY PICK MICK?

"My name is Mick Bates - and I have been committed to making your voice heard in Charleston. Like you, I want my community, state, and country to be a healthier, better place to raise my children, work, and make a life. I'm dedicated to developing the potential that West Virginia has.

"I found that things are a mess in Charleston, but remain dedicated to working for you to represent Raleigh County and ensuring that West Virginians are taken care of. When I arrived at the Capitol last year, I immediately got busy. I sponsored legislation to put coal miners to work and to retrain them for future job opportunities. I have worked on legislation to solve our drug problems, control government spending, and help people stay in West Virginia. I would like to do more.

Mick Bates Addresses the House of Representatives

"If you share my vision, I urge you to connect with me and help make it happen! Together, we can make a meaningful difference - for our families, our community, our county, and our state."

-Mick

ABOUT MICK

Born in Australia, the son of a coal miner and grandson of a miner that spent 40 years underground, Mick Bates felt at home coming to West Virginia and has lived in Beckley for more than 20 years.

Bates, a Physical Therapist, owns and operates clinics and fitness centers through his company, BODYWORKS, with offices in Beckley and Pineville, and understands the frustrations of small businesses. Through his work, he helps coal miners and individuals within the community get back to work and shares their frustrations with red-tape.

Bates' company, BODYWORKS, employs 19 people and serves thousands throughout Raleigh and Wyoming Counties.

Mick Bates Assists a Physical Therapy Patient at Bodyworks

In 2014, Bates won a seat in the House of Delegates. The values - integrity, service above self, cooperation and responsibility - and platform - creating jobs, ending drug abuse, and fixing and building roads - that drove his campaign in 2014 remain the values and focus of Bates' work now. View Mick's legislative bio to learn more about his work in the House of Delegates.

Mick and his wife Pam have 4 children. They are proud to live and raise their family in Beckley.

AWARDS & INVOLVEMENT

American Hearth Association 2016 Champion for Tobacco Free WV

Member of American Federation of Musicians, Local 136

Chairman of the Beckley-Raleigh County Chamber of Commerce, 2011

Raleigh County Democratic Executive Committee, 2010

Honoree for Generation Next in 2007

Recipient of the 2005 Young Guns Award

COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS

House Banking & Insurance Committee, Minority Vice-Chair

House Finance Committee

House Health and Human Resources Committee

House Select Committee on Prevention and Treatment of Substance Abuse

House Small Business Entrepreneurship and Economic Development Committee

Joint Committee on Finance

Joint Committee on Health

Commission on Special Investigations

Joint Select Committee on Tax Reform

ENDORSEMENTS

WV Sheriffs Association

WV Community Bankers

WV Home Builders

WV Association for Justice

Communication Workers of America

WV for Life

UMWA

West Virginia Medical Association

American Physical Therapy Association

American Federation of Teachers - West Virginia

West Virginia School Service Personal

AFL-CIO

WV Appalachian Labor's District Council

WV Carpenters