Patricia Carmody Bates
Born: December 15, 1939 in Los Angeles, CA
Married: John Bates
Children: Jason and J'Amy Bates Schouten
1989-1992: Mayor, City of Laguna Niguel (the first Mayor after the city was incorporated)
1992: Primary Candidate for AD-73 (Lost)
1992-1998: Member, Laguna Niguel City Council
2007-2014: Member, Orange County Board of Supervisors
2009: Woman of the Year (73rd Assembly District) [selected by Diane Harkey]
2009-2014: Member, California Correctional Standards Authority
2017-2019: Minority Leader, California State Senate
2020: Opponent, Proposition 19 [Change to Property Tax Laws] (Passed; 51.1%)
2022: Candidate for Orange County Board of Supervisors (Lost; 43.4%)
- Bates was the oldest member of the State Senate in 2015 at age 75.
- REMOTE VOTING: One of ten legislators (all Republican Senators) who have attended a floor session remotely using teleconferencing equiptment (August 28-31, 2020).
Source: California Blue Book (2000)