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?”
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”
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Besides fighting the winds while I went door-to-door to meet my future constituents, I had the the opportunity to be at a couple of great gatherings in the last few days. On Friday, I joined “Breakfast with the Candidates” hosted by neighborhood Democrats at the Eastside Toasted Owl. This is a fine group of peopleContinue reading “News from the Campaign Trail”
On Friday, I attended the monthly meeting of Coconino Plateau Water Advisory Council (CPWAC), a consortium of nearly 20 different entities working to preserve water quality and quantity. CPWAC focuses on understanding the current and future needs for water in our area and what can be done to ensure an adequate supply. The agencies andContinue reading “CPWAC Meeting”