Tom Bates

Tom Bates DEMDemocrat

American politician

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Tom BatesDEMDemocrat American politician
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CAResidence (state)

Thomas H. Bates (born February 9, 1938) was the 21st mayor of Berkeley, California, and a member of the California State Assembly. Bates is married to Loni Hancock, another former mayor of Berkeley and State Assembly member who served in the California State Senate. He is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley and was a member of the Golden Bears' 1959 Rose Bowl team. Bates was a captain in the United States Army Reserves after graduating from college and served in Germany. He worked in real estate before serving on the Alameda County Board of Supervisors and in the state legislature.

Education3 - 3 of 1
University of California, Berkeley
Past Positions1 - 6 of 6
California State Assembly
1976 - 1996
National Conference of State Legislatures
Co-Chair of Welfare Reform Committee
1993 - 1994
Legislative Task Force on the Changing Family
1988 - 1991
Alameda County Board of Supervisor
1973 - 1976
Administrative Assistant to an Assemblyman
1971 - 1973
Commercial Real Estate Developer
1964 - 1970
Other Experience1 - 2 of 2
Save the Bay Association
Sierra Club