Gates won a Jan. 2020 special election runoff to serve out the remaining term of former Rep. John Zerwas, who resigned in 2019. His term will expire in Jan. 2021.
Ran unsuccessfully for the same House seat in 2002 and 2004.
Ran unsuccessfully for the Texas Senate in 2006 and 2014.
Also ran unsuccessfully for Railroad Commissioner in 2016.
No bills for this candidate.
Has not responded to the 2020 ATPE Candidate Survey.
Also did not respond to the ATPE Candidate Survey for the Jan. 2020 special election runoff.
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