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Pat Bates

Republican

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CA Blue Book 2000
Date Party Office Votes Result
11-03-1998 Republican AD-73 71333 Win
11-07-2000 Republican AD-73 93035 Win
11-05-2002 Republican AD-73 64271 Win
11-04-2014 Republican SD-36 140610 Win
11-06-2018 Republican SD-36 203607 Win
Website: district36.cssrc.us
 

Candidate Biography:

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%)

  • 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)