State Senator

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Occupation: Family physician for 31 years in the Rogue Valley; Oregon State Senator 2005 to present.

Occupational Background: Former Chief of Medicine at Rogue Valley and Providence Medford Medical Centers.

Educational Background: DO: College of Osteopathic Medicine, Kansas City, Missouri, 1977; B.A: Central Washington State University, 1969.

Prior Governmental Experience: Eagle Point School Board, 1990-2001; Governor's Committee for Excellence in Education, 1997-1999; Oregon Health Services Commission 1989-1999, chair, 1997-1999; Oregon State Representative 2001-2004.

Military Service: Vietnam: US Army 1965-1967.

2009 Legislation introduced or strongly supported by
Senator Bates and Democratic leaders across the state:

For Healthcare

  . Covered an additional 80,000 children and 35,000 adults through     Oregon Health Plan. (HB 2009 / HB 2116)
  . Created the Nursing Faculty Loan Repayment Program to recruit and     maintain nursing instructors in Oregon schools. (SB 701)
  . Levied tax on smokeless tobacco products that are often marketed toward     young children. (HB 2672)
  . Made defibrillators more readily available in public places. (SB 556)

The Environment

    . Dam removal on the Klamath River (SB 76)
  . Directed Environmental Quality Commission to adopt low-carbon fuel     standards to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. (SB 2186)
  . Phased out field burning in the Willamette Valley. (SB 528)


    . Improved professional development tools for teachers. (SB 443)
  . Allowed U.S. veterans to pay in-state tuition at Oregon schools. (HB 2571)
  . Established the School Day Restoration Fund to prevent school days from     being cut. (SB 581 / 5552)
  . Authorized $5.9 million for seismic retrofit of SOU's Churchill Hall, and $1.3     million for deferred maintenance projects at RCC. (SB 5505 & SB 5506)

Jobs & the Economy

    . Go Oregon! State Stimulus Plan: Put thousands of Oregonians back to      work on delayed maintenance projects at public facilities.
  . Passed Transportation Stimulus providing much-needed infrastructure      improvements. (HB 2001)
  . Created foreclosure assistance for Oregonians at risk of losing their      homes. (SB 628)

Endorsed by the Oregon League of Conservation Voters

(This information furnished by Alan C Bates.)

Elections Division, Oregon Secretary of State • 136 State Capitol • Salem, OR 97310-0722