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Patricia C. BatesREPRepublican State Senator, District 36
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Patricia "Pat" Carmody Bates (born December 15, 1939) is an American Republican politician currently serving in the California State Senate, representing the 36th Senate district, which encompasses parts of Orange and San Diego counties. She served as the Senate's minority leader from 2017 to 2019. She previously served as a member of the Orange County Board of Supervisors from 2007 to 2014, and the California State Assembly from 1998 to 2004. She also served as the first mayor of Laguna Niguel, California following its incorporation in 1989, and continued to serve on the city council until 1998. Before serving as mayor, she had been employed as a social worker in Los Angeles County.

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Education4 - 4 of 2
California State University at Long Beach
Attended
Occidental College
BA Psychology
Past Positions1 - 8 of 8
Minority Floor Leader
California State Senate
2017 - 2018
Senator
California State Senate
2014 - Current
Supervisor
Orange County
2007
Assembly Member
California State Assembly
1998 - 2004
Mayor
Laguna Niguel
1989
Former Member
Orange County Board of Supervisors
Former Member
Laguna Niguel City Council
Former Social Caseworker
County of Los Angeles
Other Experience1 - 30 of 30
Member
Taxpayers for Responsible Planning Advisory Board
Current
Member
Chamber of Commerce
Current
Orange County Mentoring Program Task Force
1997
Member
Orange County Charter Commission
1995
Former Member
Gang Suppression Task Force
Former Member
Laguna Niguel Republican Women Federated
Former Member
Saddleback Community College Foundation Board
Former Member
South Coast Medical Center Foundation
Former Member
Laguna Niguel Rotary Club
Former President
Conservative Women's Leadership Association
Member
Junior League of Orange County
Former Member
Select Committee on the Social Determinants of Children's Well-Being, California State Senate
Former Member
Select Committee on Women, Work and Families, California State Senate
Former Member
Student Success Committee, California State Senate
Former Member
Women and Inequality-Strategies to Promote Opportunity Committee, California State Senate
Former Member
Transportation and Housing Committee, California State Senate
Former Member
Subcommittee on California's Innovation, Technology and LIfe Sciences Economy, California State Senate
Former Member
Passenger Rail Committee, California State Senate
Former Member
Legislative Ethics Committee, California State Senate
Former Member
Select Committee on Defense and Aerospace, California State Senate
Former Member
Aging and Long-Term Care Committee, California State Senate
Former Member
Joint Committee on Rules, California State Senate
Former Member
Historic California Performance Review Commission
Former Member
Manufactured Home Communities Committee, California State Senate
Former Member
Environmental Quality Committee, California State Senate
Former Member
Business, Professions, and Economic Development Committee, California State Senate
Former Member
Little Hoover Commission, California State Assembly
Former Vice Chair
Appropriations Committee, California State Assembly
Former Vice Chair
Health Committee, California State Assembly
Founding Chair
Republican Women’s Caucus, California State Assembly