Randy Bates

Key Facts

Party N/A; nonpartisan election

Background

Randy Bates graduated from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. He then went on to earn his Juris Doctor degree from the Thurgood Marshall School of Law at Texas Southern University [1, 5]. He was elected to the Aldine ISD Board of Trustees in 2019 and currently serves as Board President. Bates has previously spent 28 years serving on the Board of Trustees for the Lone Star College System where he was elected Board Chairman and served for three terms. Bates recently established his own law firm which concentrates on Public Finance Law. He is licensed to practice law in the states of Texas and Missouri [1]. Previously, Bates was named an “Outstanding Texan” in the field of Education by the Texas Legislative Black Caucus and received the Mayor’s Distinguished Award by the city of El Paso, Texas [1, 5].

Key Issues

Teachers

Bates would like to ensure teacher access to tools and resources so they can better help students.

Accessibility

Bates supports efforts to help high school students earn high school and college credit simultaneously. He would also like to provide better opportunities for non college bound students to gain workforce experience. 

Endorsements

International Union of Painters and Allied Trades District Council 88; Texas State Teachers Association; Aldine American Federation of Teachers; Texas Gulf Coast Area Labor Federation; Lenora Sorola-Pohlman, President, Women Contractors Association; J.T. Johnson, The Word Church, Lead Pastor; Jarvis Johnson, State Representative District 139; Armando Walle, State Representative District 140; Sylvester Turner, Aldine Mayor; Commissioner Adrian Garcia

Sources

1 Bates for Aldine ISD
2 Instagram
3 Twitter
4 Facebook
5 Aldine ISD School Board