Orange County Supervisor and longtime GBA client Pat Bates is running for Senate in the new 36th Senate district, which stretches from Mission Viejo in Orange County to Encinitas in San Diego County. Two-thirds of the likely voters in the district live in south Orange County. The seat seems to be an ideal choice for Bates, who has represented almost 90% of the district’s voters in the past. Prior to her election to the Board of Supervisors, Bates represented a State Assembly district which straddled the Orange County-San Diego County line.
The popular Bates has a well-earned reputation for winning tough campaigns. In her last contested race for Supervisor, she trumped an opponent who spent over $4 million, outspending Pat by a 4 to 1 margin. For more information about the Bates campaign, contact GBA at 916-626-6804.