It is official now…Gail Bates has filed her paperwork seeking re-election to Maryland State Senate District 9 in 2018. I believe now that all of the currently elected officials from Howard County have made it official that they are seeking re-election in 2018.
Bates currently does not have a Primary opponent, but she will have an opponent in the General (currently Katie Hester)
The website for the campaign is online: https://www.gailbatesforsenate.com/. Social media links are listed to Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn at the bottom of the website. I will be updating the Technology Outreach Scorecard with some of those links very soon.
Will the vote on HB1299 be an issue for State Senator Bates? I am not sure it will make a big difference but it might…this was a very popular bill supported by many here in Howard County.
This is all I have to report this morning…back to the beach I go.