Legislative & Local Affairs: Senator Patricia Bates

Join us Thursday, August 12 at 9 AM via Zoom for a Legislative & Local Affairs Meeting with featured speaker, Senator Patricia Bates, 36th Senate District.

Senator Bates will provide updates on unemployment and upcoming legislation from Sacramento.

There will be time for a Q&A. Please submit your questions in the Q&A box during the meeting. We will do our best to answer all questions.

Representatives from the following offices will also provide brief updates: Congressman Mike Levin, Assemblywoman Laurie Davies, Orange County Supervisor Lisa Bartlett, and City of Dana Point

About the Senator:

Patricia Bates, better known as “Pat,” is the senator for the 36th Senate District in the California State Legislature since December 1, 2014. She represents nearly 1 million people living in South Orange and North San Diego counties. On April 12, 2017, Pat became the Senate Republican Leader. She is the second woman to lead a party caucus in the Senate’s history – Democrat or Republican.
She began her career as a Los Angeles County social worker and later became the driving force behind Laguna Niguel’s campaign for cityhood. She became Laguna Niguel’s first mayor upon the city’s incorporation in 1989. She served four terms as mayor and then continued serving as a city council member until her election to the State Assembly in 1998, where she served three terms.
In 2006, she was elected to the Orange County Board of Supervisors, serving two terms. She is a proud native of Southern California, growing up in Long Beach and moving to South Orange County four decades ago. Her husband John is an accomplished architect, and they are proud to have two adult children and four grandchildren.