Michael J. BatesPrime Policy Group
Michael J. Bates, who serves as Managing Director, has more than thirty years experience lobbying the United States Congress for corporate, trade association and state government clients with a focus on energy, environmental, health care, banking, finance, insurance, bankruptcy, telecommunications, intellectual property, antitrust, professional sports, rail transportation and tax issues.
Mike joined Prime Policy Groupís predecessor firm, Timmons and Company, in 1979. Prior to his work at Timmons, he was Republican counsel to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce with responsibility for advising Republican committee members about energy, environmental, hazardous waste and rail transportation legislation.
Mike has extensive political campaign experience in presidential, congressional, gubernatorial and state legislative elections. He has worked as executive director of Governor Reaganís presidential campaign in Ohio and as a consultant for the reelection of President Reagan and Vice President Bush in 1984. Mike served as a member of the Political Issues Advisory Group for the Bush-Cheney campaign in 2000 and was a legal advisor for the Bush-Cheney reelection campaign in Ohio in 2004.
Mike earned his Juris Doctorate from the University of Toledo where he was a member of the Moot Court team. He received his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees in government with highest honors from Ohio University. He has been honored by selection to Who's Who in America, Who's Who in the East, and Who's Who Among Emerging Government Leaders.
Mike was born and raised in the Columbus, Ohio area. He currently resides near Annapolis, Maryland with his wife, Carolyn and three children.