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Pat Bates


Senate Republican

District 36

Time in office

Assembly: 1998-2004

Senate: 2014-2022


Orange County Supervisor / Businesswoman


Legislator is no longer in office. This page is for archival purposes. It reflects the last district this legislator represented when they were in office.

Biographical information

Birth Place

Los Angeles, CA






December 15, 1939

Identifies as


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CalMatters coverage about this legislator

Decision day: Which bills did California lawmakers kill?

By Ben Christopher, August 11, 2022

Plans to curb California insulin costs abound. Will anything get done this year?

By Ana B. Ibarra, April 8, 2022

A rough day for Gavin Newsom

By Emily Hoeven, June 24, 2021

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