Bryan Bates for County Supervisor

Longtime Flagstaff resident and science educator, Bryan Bates will provide smart solutions to serve our county.

Bryan and his wife Barbara at a recent event to support the Flagstaff Arts Council

Why Bryan

I come from a family engaged with  community service. I spent 40 years as a science educator and now have the opportunity to give back to the place I call home.

When elected, I will:

  • Prioritize forest health, wildfire prevention, flood mitigation
  • Support our County Health and Safety Departments
  • Advocate for better roads, road maintenance, and other public services
  • Work to make the criminal justice system more efficient and effective
  • Demand wise fiscal management
  • Keep my constituents informed of County government activities and opportunities
  • Listen


As a Flagstaff native and longtime student of our community’s history, I have researched and written about many of the early-day individuals who helped to create our vibrant Mountain Town.  Besides the names of prominent pioneers and families of the past, another name often appears in our contemporary civic life – Bryan Bates.  Bryan hasContinue reading “Jim Babbitt, Businessman”

Jim Babbitt, Businessman

Bates defines issues and provides solutions. One writer who articulates complex issues and provides insightful solutions is Bryan Bates, candidate for County Supervisor Dist. 4.  Bates’ focused editorials demonstrate his broad regional knowledge and understanding of connections between divergent issues. The Flagstaff Water Group (FWG), which Bates helped create, works with the City and advocatesContinue reading “Gene and Molly Munger”

Gene and Molly Munger

I served eight years as County Supervisor for District One.  I understand the job and the opportunities it presents for improving lives and conditions in our wonderful area.  It also means that I am choosy about recommending candidates for County Supervisor. I have known and worked with Bryan Bates for years and am enthusiastic aboutContinue reading “Carl Taylor, former County Supervisor”

Carl Taylor, former County Supervisor

I am writing this letter to endorse Bryan Bates for Coconino County Supervisor (District 4).  I have known Bryan for nearly twenty years, both professionally and personally.  I first became acquainted with Bryan while I was working as an environmental scientist and reclamation manager for Peabody Energy at the Kayenta Mine on Black Mesa.  HeContinue reading “Vern Pfannenstiel”

Vern Pfannenstiel

Ok all my Doney Park friends and neighbors vote for Bryan Bates please! Bryan will be interactive in our community for all of us! Mandy Metzger did such an amazing job and I know Bryan will do the same. I have not been impressed with our current supervisor who I see little to none community involvement. Spread the wordContinue reading “Denise Edwards, long-time Doney Park farrier (retired) and blacksmith”

Denise Edwards, long-time Doney Park farrier (retired) and blacksmith

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Latest News

Bates Files Final Papers for Election! But why no photo?

On Wednesday, March 25, I filed 494 petition signatures (I needed 147) with the County Elections Office to qualify for the Democratic Primary in August. It is typical of politicians to get photos of as they submit their nominating petitions; however, given the precautions necessary because of COVID-19, I didn’t. In order to file, IContinue reading “Bates Files Final Papers for Election! But why no photo?”

COVID-19 Update

Yesterday, the County Board of Supervisors approved a Declaration of Emergency for Coconino County. This closes many services except those deemed essential. In addition, the County Health Department issued additional guidance and instructions to prevent the spread of Coronavirus. Meanwhile, protect yourself from this virus as best as possible. I am working from home soContinue reading “COVID-19 Update”

Board of Supervisors’ Work on the Budget, Animal Protection, COVID-19

On March 10, I attended the Coconino County Board of Supervisors meeting so I know the issues once I am elected as County Supervisor. Of course, I can only be elected with your help! First on the agenda was a request for additional funding for the High Country Humane Society which the County has previouslyContinue reading “Board of Supervisors’ Work on the Budget, Animal Protection, COVID-19”

Bryan is in a tough race in a District currently held by a Republican. Bryan needs your help.

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If you prefer to donate by check, please mail your check to Bates for County Supervisor, POB 3601, Flagstaff, AZ 86003. The law requires us to collect certain information, so please tell us your occupation and employer’s name (if you’re retired, just say that).




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