Media

March 31, 2019
Sen. Bates discusses California’s Motor Voter Law and taxes with Larry Marino on AM 870 “The Answer.”
April 5, 2018
Know the risks of opioids. View this PSA from Senator Bates and San Diego County Sheriff Bill Gore.
April 5, 2018
Know the risks of opioids. View this PSA from Senator Bates and Orange County Undersheriff Sheriff Don Barnes.
March 12, 2018
Sen. Bates escorts Donna Kalez, the managing partner of Dana Wharf Sportfishing and Whale Watching, to the front of the Senate Chamber to be recognized as the 36th Senate District’s Woman of the Year.
January 10, 2018
Senator Bates responds to Governor Brown’s press conference announcing his budget plan for 2018-19.
October 3, 2016
This is a video of a sober living homes town hall that took place on October 3, 2016, in Oceanside. It features comments from Senator Patricia Bates, Assemblyman Rocky Chávez, Congressman Darrell Issa, legal specialists and local government representatives.
May 26, 2016
Learn more about existing laws and proposed legislation regarding sober living homes. This is a video of a town hall that took place on May 12, 2016, in Laguna Hills. It features presentations from Senator Patricia Bates, Assembly Members Bill Brough and Matthew Harper, legal specialists and local...
May 8, 2016
Senator Bates talks with host Larry Marino about sober living homes, drug overdoses, campaign finance reform and transportation.
September 2, 2015
Senator Bates talks with San Diego’s KOGO Radio about the State Assembly approving her bill to crack down on convicted sex offenders who remove or disable their GPS (Global Positioning System) tracking devices.
August 31, 2015
If you are a military veteran, please join Senator Bates and Assembly Member Bill Brough for their first annual Veterans Resource Fair at Mission Viejo’s Capistrano Valley High School (26301 Via Escolar, 92692) from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on October 3. The fair will have many resources from businesses,...
August 17, 2015
Are you ready for wildfires? View this PSA from Senator Bates, Orange County Fire Authority Battalion Chief Brian Norton, and local firefighters.
August 17, 2015
Are you ready for wildfires? View this PSA from Senator Bates, Carlsbad Mayor Matt Hall, Carlsbad Fire Chief Mike Davis, and local firefighters.
June 3, 2015
Senator Bates explains why she is unable to support Senate Bill 350, which would require the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to reduce gas and diesel use by 50% and require that 50% of the total electricity sold to customers come from renewable resources by 2030. The bill doesn’t specify how...
April 30, 2015
Senator Bates, San Clemente City Council Member Lori Donchak, and San Clemente Hospital Administrator Tony Struthers offer comments on legislation to help preserve emergency care services at San Clemente Hospital. Legislation by Senator Bates and Assemblyman Bill Brough to preserve the hospital’s...
April 13, 2015
Senator Bates offers amendments to Senate Joint Resolution 4 (Lara) that would require any action to replace Father Junipero Serra’s statue with one of Sally Ride be done with private funds and that his statue be relocated to Mission San Juan Capistrano. The Senate’s majority party rejected the...
April 13, 2015
Senator Bates explains her opposition to Senate Joint Resolution 4 that would replace a statue of Father Junipero Serra at the U.S. Capitol with one of Sally Ride. The Senator says California’s early history simply can’t be told without including Father Serra.
March 9, 2015
Senator Pat Bates joined Senator Janet Nguyen (R-Garden Grove) and several of their colleagues to announce that they will introduce a Senate Constitutional Amendment to prohibit state-funded colleges and universities from banning the American flag on campus property. Several military veterans were...

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