|Laguna Niguel, CA – – Today, Orange County Senator Pat Bates completed her filing for Orange County Supervisor, District 5.|
“Restoring trust in government starts with fiscal integrity and electing representatives who can be trusted with your tax dollars,” said Bates. “I’ve worked hard to end corruption and fraud in government, fight waste and protect taxpayers. I’m proud of my record as a tax-fighter and to be officially endorsed by Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association.”
Bates said homelessness, crime and affordability will be priorities.
“As Supervisor, I will work to rid the homeless and their camps from our streets and neighborhoods and I will always give 100% support to our police and sheriffs,” stated Bates. “I fought and won against the defund the police liberals in Sacramento by passing bills to crack down on sex offenders and toughen criminal penalties for illegal distributors of fentanyl.
“As a mother and grandmother, I want to make sure future generations have the same opportunities we had to live, work and thrive in Orange County. It saddens me when families have to move away just to afford a decent home or when businesses leave for greener pastures. I pledge to work to make life more affordable by slashing the fees, taxes and regulations that make Orange County and California so unaffordable.”
In 2006, Bates became the fourth woman to win the election to the Orange County Board of Supervisors. She served from 2007 to 2014 and worked to protect taxpayers and improve the county’s fiscal outlook; create business-friendly policies to attract jobs; maintain high levels of public safety; shorten the timeline for delivery of transportation projects; implement pension reforms; and protect the environment. In the Senate, Bates champions taxpayers by defending Proposition 13 (which limits property tax increases) from efforts to gut it and opposing unnecessary tax and fee increases. She is a strong supporter of law enforcement.