Issues

Repeal the Gas Tax

Senator Pat Bates is leading the fight to repeal gas taxes added to our gasoline costs but repealing the gas tax is just the beginning. Senator Pat Bates believes voters should have a say in any future attempts to increase gas taxes. Additionally, Senator Bates is a vocal opponent to implementing California’s cap and trade program that could increase gas prices by one dollar for every gallon.

Equality for Women

Senator Pat Bates has always been a leader in promoting equality for women. In the legislature she led the effort to take on sexual and workplace harassment. She pushed the legislature to convene the Jt. Rules Committee that completely re-wrote policy to protect victims and provide fairness and transparency in the workplace. Furthermore,  Senator Pat Bates voted for the California Fair Pay Act that strengthens the State’s equal pay law so female workers can receive equal pay for equal work.

Improving Education

California’s education system is in need of reforms and Senator Pat Bates is leading the way. Senator Bates is a strong supporter of school choice. Additionally, Senator Bates believes that at least 80 percent of education spending should be required to be spent in the classroom instead of on administrator salaries.

Stop Governor Jerry Brown’s Bullet Train

Senator Pat Bates is actively working to defund Governor Jerry Brown’s “High Speed Rail” Project. Which is billions of dollars in debt and over budget.

Protect Prop 13

Senate Republican Leader Pat Bates is a voice for taxpayers. When it comes to changes to Prop 13, Pat Bates has provided the leadership to stop attempts to dismantle California’s landmark law the protects homeowners.