"For a Better, Stronger and Healthier -
Beckley, Raleigh County and West Virginia."


We are facing overwhelming challenges as a state and nation that demand true leadership.

But Leadership is not about being in charge, it is about taking care of those in your charge.

These past 5 years I've taken my voice to Charleston to do just that.

I have worked to protect our healthcare, our miners, our teachers, our families, our community and our jobs.

I am asking for your vote to continue to work for you.

And to fight for a Better, Stronger and Healthier - Beckley, Raleigh County and West Virginia.


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 Trains West Virginia Coal Miners

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.

Mick Bates Addresses the House of Representatives


PEIA Task Force Member

WV House Democratic Legislative Committee, Chair

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



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WV Community Bankers

WV Home Builders

Communication Workers of America

West Virginia Medical Association

American Physical Therapy Association

WV Appalachian Labor's District Council

WV Carpenters

West Virginia Oil Marketers and Grocers Association




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