Rashaad Bates

Bates, Rashaad

Rashaad Bates

Councilman, 1st District

Phone: 610-308-3202
Term: Expires December 31, 2025

Email: rbates@norristown.org


Rashaad Bates has been a Norristown resident for over 20 years and attended Stewart Middle School and Norristown High. Rashaad is a full time nerd who enjoys jogging the Schuylkill Trail,  Raspberry Pi projects, comics, anime, Magic The Gathering and has a strong passion for altruism. 


Rashaad is an IT professional with over 15 years experience in various environments such as retail, corporate, aerospace and nonprofit organizations. He now works in IT for a commodities transporting company and founder of a local nonprofit. 

Community Service

Throughout the years Rashaad has volunteered or been a board member of:

Keep Norristown Beautiful & is PHS certified tree tender;
Norristown Planning Commission;
Design & Review Board;
Shade Tree Commission;
Storm Water Advisory Board;
Computer tutor for the Montgomery County - Norristown Library ;
Executive member of the Norristown NAACP; and
Literacy Council of Norristown.

Also received recognition from Norristown's Citizen leadership and Citizens Police Academy & the Montgomery County Planning Board of Commissioners.