State Senator
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Alan C.


Occupation: Family physician for 25 years in the Rogue Valley; Oregon State Representative 2001 to present.

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

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

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.

Military Service: Vietnam Veteran: US Army 1965-1967.

Dr. Alan Bates for Senate: Because experience matters…

For Education:

For Healthcare:

For all of us:

What others say:

"Ensuring that everyone has access to quality health care has been a top priority for Dr. Bates. As the only physician serving in the Legislature, we need his thoughtful and diligent voice."
Dr. Mark Peterson, President, Oregon Association of Orthopaedists

"Voters who care deeply about our children and the future of public education in Oregon would do well to place their trust in Alan Bates." Phil Keisling, Oregonians for Schools and former Secretary of State

"Dr. Bates strongly supports Oregon Project Independence. Helping seniors remain in their homes saves money and it's the right thing to do." Bill Snell, Senior Advisory Council

(This information furnished by Dr. Alan Bates.)