Maricopa County Supervisor, District 3
Bill Gates began his service on the Board of Supervisors in January of 2017. Gates represents District Three, which stretches from Central Phoenix to Anthem.
Gates served on the Phoenix City Council from June of 2009 through May of 2016. He also served as Vice Mayor of Phoenix from January 2013 to February of 2014.
He represented a diverse district including Moon Valley, Sunnyslope, and Paradise Valley. His priorities on the City Council included: fiscal responsibility; economic development; fighting blight; encouraging innovation; finding efficiencies; and
improving public safety.
As Chair of the City of Phoenix’s Finance, Efficiency, Economy and Sustainability Committee, Councilman Gates helped identify over $100 million in annual efficiency savings. His commitment to government efficiency led Governor Brewer to appoint
him to the Governor’s Regulatory Review Council, working to make sure the rules governing state agencies are clear, concise, and worth the cost. He also served as a member of Governor Ducey’s transition team.
Gates is Associate General Counsel and Director of Distribution for PING, a Phoenix-based golf equipment manufacturer. Prior to that, he was an associate at the firm of Fennemore Craig, practicing commercial litigation with an emphasis in property
Gates has served in a variety of capacities with nonprofit and community organizations including Valley Leadership, INROADS, American Legion Boys State, the Young Lawyers Division of the State Bar, and United Blood Services Arizona Community Leadership
Council. He is a Board Member for the Foundation for Blind Children, The Phoenix Symphony, and Disabled Sports USA.
Gates is a graduate of Deer Valley High School in Glendale, Arizona. He received a bachelor’s degree in political science and economics from Drake University in 1993 and graduated from Harvard Law School in 1996. Councilman Gates is married and has