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I’m Alan Bates, and I’m running for State Senate to bring people together to find common sense solutions for Southern Oregon.

As your State Senator, I’ll help small businesses grow and get people back to work, increase school funding so we can reduce class sizes and restore lost school days, and make government work better for everyone. As a family physician, a former school board member and a state senator, I care deeply about Southern Oregon and I’ll work tirelessly to represent our priorities in the State Senate.

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Bates_Headshot_SquareDr. Alan Bates is an Oregon State Senator from Jackson County (District 3) serving Medford, Talent, Phoenix, Jacksonville, Applegate, Ruch and Ashland. He was first elected to the Senate in 2004 and had previously served in the State House of Representatives from 2001 to 2004.

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Chris Hardy Endorses Senator Alan Bates
Thank you Chris Hardy for your endorsement. Chris is a third generation farmer who led the GMO Free Jackson County movement to protect organic farming. I worked hard in Salem to give southern Oregonians the opportunity to vote on that measure last election.
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GlennandAmanda MillerBrandon Wray, If you actually listened to what Chris Hardy had to say, he farms here in Southern Oregon and he is a third generation farmer from Iowa.... not California. One day you may realize that the actions Chris Hardy has taken to protect the crops in Jackson County may have kept you, the bees, birds, and organic crops healthy and uncontaminated. By the way, Dr. Bates coined the phrase, "Right to Farm, Not to Harm" while the Republicans will NOT endorse "Oregonians Right To Know" what Genetically Engineered Organisms the big outside corporations desire to put in our foods. The Republiicans/Corporations enjoy using you, Brandon Wray, like a lab rat.18 hours ago   ·  10
Dave J JohanYou rock Chris!!!15 hours ago   ·  5
Carlos TamayoI am a republican and I approve this message.15 hours ago   ·  3
Sean StaubYou're awesome Chris! Senator Alan Bates... You have my vote 😃6 hours ago   ·  1
Scott KozlowskiBIOYA17 hours ago   ·  1
Shaun FranksThanks Chris for endorsing Oregon State Senator- Alan Bates!13 hours ago   ·  2
Jeff C Day IIIChris is a good guy, and a good farmer. But alan bates is a career politician. We need to stop reelecting these guys who have spent decades in office. What has been happening, isnt working.3 hours ago
Bonnie Grosenbach Dillonthank you8 hours ago

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Thomas SmithYou're a good man Dr. Bates. You have defined medical care and provided the path for many to experience the comfort of medical coverage.3 days ago   ·  22
Drew BrooksDotterrer's smear campaign isn't fooling anyone. I got a call from a survey company that was obviously hired by his campaign, and when they asked me who I was going to vote for Senate, they smeared you. So I just laughed and hung up. Stupid republicans.3 days ago   ·  31
Keri Bates CarlandYou have taught me so much about hard work and integrity. So grateful & proud I get to call you Dad!3 days ago   ·  8
Phillip BerkunWin or lose, your opponent will forever be defined by the ugliness of his campaign. "Dirty" Dave Dotterer's tactics have no place in Oregon politics.They are the political equivalent of poisoning a well.3 days ago   ·  7
Patti Cooper BusseThank you Senator Bates for keeping out of the political vitriol. You have run a campaign that represents grace. You are a "keeper" for southern Oregon. Senator, doctor, and a gentleman.3 days ago   ·  5
Ann MagillBecause of you my family has medical care and greater opportunities for education and employment.3 days ago   ·  3
Alex TherienYou're better than a Dotterrer, but only barely. Not gonna pull my punches. Please push forward sensible Federal drug and agricultural law reform. End the pharmaceutical industry's chokehold on the medical field, and end the petroleum industry's chokehold on the energy field. You also have quite a bit of work to do in guaranteeing the value of the USD--wages are not keeping up with inflation, not even close. But raising the minimum wage isn't going to fix that, it's just a band-aid that will cause inflation to fester and grow. We need an economic antibiotic that specifically targets the government and corporate interface. We need strong decentralized small businesses AND civil rights. This culture is destroying entrepreneurialism through gentrification and economic dichotomization using social fascism and indoctrination as the engine. More and more of my generation are simply opting out.3 days ago   ·  3
Greg JohnsDisappointed to not see Zac on this list ...2 days ago   ·  2
David ZaslowGreat campaign. Great leader. Thank you Dr. Bates!2 days ago   ·  2
Angela RobinsonYou're an amazing man and have done wonderful things for Oregon and in addition you're the best physician in town. You'll always have my support!3 days ago   ·  2
CT WallaceAre you for Obama care?3 days ago   ·  2
Jean TenBrookYou care for my Mom as if she were your own. You fight for the rights of our seniors. God Bless you!!!1 day ago   ·  1
Ginger GoughGo dude! :-)2 days ago   ·  1
Stacy BannermanSomeone once told me that the lies will run for as long as it takes for the truth to put its shoes on. Glad to see that Sen. Bates got laced up! Southern Oregon is fortunate to have him.2 days ago   ·  1
Judy SmouseLets not slander any party ok, there are stupid people everywhere, even democrates. So lets be like Dr. Bates and keep nasty opions to yourself. He a great Doctor as well as a great Senator..2 days ago   ·  1
Diarmuid McGuireIf one of us is slimed, all of us are slimed.3 days ago   ·  1
Arlene AronYou deserve it... sad what local politics has come to3 days ago   ·  1
Tasha SchaalWhen I met you and heard you speak at Porscha Schiller's reception I was further moved by your authenticity and integrity. I was going to vote for you before that, but that really cinched it for me. You are by far different from every politician I've ever seen. Thank YOU for being willing to do this for us.3 days ago   ·  1
Lee Ann Elizabeth HillWe all love you . Oregon State Senator- Alan Bates...I've seen your kindness and care of people for 33 years...you definately have my vote!3 days ago   ·  1
Phil Polly ArnoldThank you, Senator Bates for your service. We look forward to your next term.3 days ago   ·  1
Melissa WagyDarby Stricker3 days ago   ·  1
Johnny PayneGet off my face book.4 hours ago
Philippa Anne MacfarlaneAll deserved Dr. Bates.9 hours ago
Ben CabralMy vote goes to the best candidate -- that means you Dr Bates!!!11 hours ago
Jolie JohnsonYou are worth it.14 hours ago

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Dr. Lee Murdoch Endorses Sen. Alan Bates
My heartfelt thanks to Dr. Lee Murdoch. His advocacy for our community is remarkable - He was a pediatrician for 40 years and was Chief of Staff for Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center.
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Donna Wallace HildebrandI would trust Dr. Lee Murdoch above pundits, special interest groups and politicians. He is a prince among men.1 week ago   ·  25
Russ BohallAlready voted for Dr. Bates. Great to see my childhood pediatrician supporting him. Good stuff.1 week ago   ·  7
Sandra SullivanThese are two of my favorite doctors who have saved many in the Rogue Valley!1 week ago   ·  15
Anne YostMy children's pediatrician! So great to hear his support for Dr. Bates. Our family's two favorite doctors!1 week ago   ·  7
Patricia ZolineIt's great seeing Dr.Murdoch in support of Alan Bates. Dr.Murdoch was the pediatrician for both my children. He's a paragon of integrity and intelligence. He and Dr.Bates are both people who can be trusted.1 week ago   ·  6
Richard BodagerThis is great. Alan Bates has been there for Southern Oregon in the past and will continue to in the future.1 week ago   ·  6
Margo Shreeve-JacksonDr Murdoch saved my son 44 years ago, One of the most dedicated doctors I have ever known, and if he is for Dr.Bates.(whom I have voted for in the past) and I will vote for him again. And Thank you Dr Murdoch for all the worked you have done for our children here in the Rogue Valley.6 days ago   ·  3
Vicki HarrisI love Dr. Murdock and trust what he says. Thanks Dr. M for all you've done for our community6 days ago   ·  2
Clarissa ShowersHe saved my life when I was twelve, my personal hero :)1 week ago   ·  3
Stuart HillThere is no question as to the integrity you will get from Dr. Bates. You would not find a better individual to look out for our best interests. 1 week ago   ·  3
Sonja RuffHe was my Doc!!1 week ago   ·  3
Elaine DunnCongratulations! Thank you for your service to our community for all these years! I worked at RVMC 14 years and it was a privilege to be there. I wish you a warm, wonderful, well deserved retirement with YOUR family. Enjoy the upcoming holidays.5 days ago   ·  1
Casey WoldDr Murdoch is the man! I respect his opinion, he took care of me as my doctor as a child, I highly doubt he would support someone he didnt believe had Oregonians best interests.5 days ago   ·  1
Marty Fabian-KrauseAs a nurse, Right on!5 days ago   ·  1
Craig ReevesNice person great doctor!5 days ago   ·  1
Jessica Allaire OlsenKatelyn Danforth Savanna Russell and mason this was your pediatrician from 1993-when he retired...great guy!5 days ago   ·  1
Holly RayCharyl Bishop Ray6 days ago   ·  1
Donna HickmanMy remark is NOT political in any way and I'm NOT taking any stand in one direction or the other. It is another THANK YOU to Dr. Murdock.6 days ago   ·  1
Linda Elaine RueYes, for Alam Bates done a lot for education and health care. Dr. Murdoch is a mover and shaker committed to health care and his community . He also took care of my son and never treated me like a stupid mother6 days ago   ·  1
LaRae McCarrelmy favorite DR of all time. If I could I'd come there and work for his campain. :)6 days ago   ·  1
MaryEllen RhoadesThanks, Kathy, for sharing this important message delivered by an extraordinary man!!7 days ago   ·  1
Tracy SmithAn amazing man & a awesome Doctor.7 days ago   ·  1
Teresa Lytle TesterDr Murdoch delivered my Sister 45 years ago next Wednesday1 week ago   ·  1
Diane MeedsHe was a great doctor for my kids!!1 week ago   ·  1
Vicki Huffman WilliamsonI was blessed to have both Dr Bates and Dr Murdock treat me and my daughter. They are wonderful doctors and people!1 week ago   ·  1

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Eva SkuratowiczI am so dismayed by the negative mailer ads sent to our house by your opponent. I was also the recipient of a phone "survey" that ended up being a series of negative attacks on your candidacy. Thank you for keeping your campaign positive.2 weeks ago   ·  42
Jessica Jeeninga-FosterI just said to my husband... "Dr. Bates doesn't have to stretch the truth about his opponents and use negative adds to win votes. He IS his campaign!!" :)2 weeks ago   ·  36
Sabena VaughanI have been upset for days that I had to explain to some of my young children about, "the crying lady" on one of the mailers they pulled out of our mailbox. One of the fun and innocent things the younger children like to do is walk with me down our long driveway to get the mail out of our mailbox. It's like getting a present every day, because you never know what will be in there. A few days ago, a photo of a woman who was crying, and was intended to be the victim of domestic abuse, showed up in our mailbox as a political attack advertisement from Alan Bates opponent. I spent the next hour trying to explain that to my three youngest children. My children were very upset about that photo, and were traumatized, and exposed to something we were unprepared to explain about on the spot. I'm very angry about that. Being a Marine Corps Veteran myself, I am also disappointed in the lack of integrity that is being displayed in your opponents choice to run not only a negative campaign, but a dishonest one as well. You have our votes, in this household, Senator Bates.2 weeks ago   ·  7
Doug PetersonI have met the man, talked with him personally, and heard him speak about climate and economic issues. As few truly fine politicians as there are to support these days Oregon State Senator- Alan Bates is definitely one of them. If Dave Doetterer LIES to the people to get elected, imagine how he will act if elected...2 weeks ago   ·  6
Matthew MooreAlan Bates [√] Stepping across party lines to accomplish what is best for his constituents is what Sen. Bates does. He never was one to play "politics" or the game of "you scratch my back.." He goes for what he knows is right both for and BY his supporters and that is one reason why some Dotter(ing) fellow feels the need to attack the good Senator on a personal basis instead of being both a gentleman and a a senatorial electee. Alan is right: how you conduct your campaign is how you will conduct yourself. Want proof? You need look no further than to the rubbish Obama pulled - twice! - in his campaign. The choice is clear. Re-elect Alan Bates as Senator.2 weeks ago   ·  10
Jason AndrestDoc Bates, your "opponents" campaign is a joke. I hope that the people can see though his BS.2 weeks ago   ·  9
Alan S. BerlinI'm proud of Alan's campaign and proud to be represented by Alan in the Oregon Senate.2 weeks ago   ·  7
Philippa Anne MacfarlaneThank you Dr. Bates for all you have done for Oregon and the Rogue Valley throughout your tenure as Senator for Oregon. I was so happy to read the endorsement for you in the Mail Tribune. It's sad to see your opponent's negative campaign which blatantly presents untruths and distortions relecting his insecurity. Not someone who could make positive decisions, or wisely serve the people in planning for Oregon's future.2 weeks ago   ·  6
Linda WilowbMr. Bates i am voting for you because anyone who only see black and white says many things and not all good! ...and when i hear "Dave Dotterrer is tough on this and tough on that and he even approved harsher penalties for Sex Offenders and he doesn't let things happen to him he makes them happen"...some louzy line like that...nope! that tells me he is too ignorant to do his own homework because NOT every situation is the same! yeah i don't like violent predators but realistically... the Sex Offender bucket is ONE Big pot everyone gets thrown into, including some minor offenses...(oh, you got hot and heavy with your GF in your car but it happened to be in a school zone...WELL, YOURE A SEX OFFENDER NOW; oh, you got caught peeing in public....WELL YOURE A SEX OFFENDER NOW; oh, you and your GF of a year just broke up and she is hurt and accusing you of something, and you just happened to turn 18 2 weeks ago...WELL YOURE A SEX OFFENDER NOW...) That is BS and i think people need to delve into this subject and begin a new system! DONT BE SCARED! DONT BE CORRUPT! DONT TURN A BLIND EYE BECAUSE SOME PEOPLE IN THE DOC feel its too big of a task and dont want to lazy to do some real work, use their brain to put some value into their job, actually find a way to restructure! this nauseates me and i hope you have the decency to do something worth while in your term while you're alive - something you can actually be remembered by! (I am a mom of 4 and I voted for measure 11 thinking it would keep my kids safe but Im ashamed to say I did, because I have seen too many get broken by this - ITS TRUE, THE DEVIL IS IN THE DETAILS/FINE PRINT! There's so many things they DONT tell you about the measures and what written into them, which they bank on you not reading or understanding.)2 weeks ago   ·  4
Terri Austin HurdAnyone who cares about children, works with children, loves children, HAS children, should be ashamed of themselves for supporting hate strategies and using children to further their cause. 😔2 weeks ago   ·  4
Watha McLain DubonnetTo your credit you are not putting little girls in television ads and scripting them to say things that have an impact upon their psyches and those of children who are viewing such tripe. I am voting for you Dr. Bates!!!2 weeks ago   ·  4
Dawn HuttlThis is a man who is there for the people not the democratic party. He listens to us and continues to fight for the things that are important to us. I thank God for people like him.2 weeks ago   ·  4
Lisa Adams Rainey NorthI am a republican & I refuse to vote for Dotterer. His entire campaign has been nothing but bashing. I will also forego my other moral convictions & not vote for him, because his education ideas will destroy Oregon schools!2 weeks ago   ·  4
Stacie SkinnerNo worries DR. B!! You are far and above one of THE BEST Senator's we have ever had! AND THE BEST DR. IN OREGON♡2 weeks ago   ·  3
Dorothy KuykendallThank you for being positive.2 weeks ago   ·  3
Penny ColvinI am so opposed to those kinds of negative ads that I would not vote for anyone who employed them. I'm happy to be able to vote for Alan.2 weeks ago   ·  3
George KramerYou have my support, Senator. I appreciate your balanced approach AND the tone of your candidacy. Thank you!2 weeks ago   ·  3
Liz ToyAnd you should be proud of the Mail Tribune endorsement!2 weeks ago   ·  3
Jean Hollowell KeenI decided several years ago that I would not vote for anyone who runs a negative campaign. I am proud of you for the way you are running your campaign...you stick to the issues, and that's what I want to know about! And for what it's worth, I'm a registered Republican, but I believe in voting for the person whom I think will do the best job, regardless of party affiliation. You've always been a sensitive and caring doctor to my family; and you've always been sensitive and caring to the people of Southern Oregon...you have a lot of class!2 weeks ago   ·  3
Jim FritzBates opponent apparently does not recognize the difference between causation and correlation. If he is truly ignorant of this he is incompetent and if he knows and chooses to claim correlation is causation then he is blatantly dishonest and dishonors the military traditions he claims. Either way, he is unfit to represent us as state senator.2 weeks ago   ·  3
Art MillsMy wife and I are delighted to support Alan Bates. He is a man of integrity who is committed to the well being of Oregon citizens. His campaign has been straight forward and truthful. We're fortunate to have him as our State Senator!2 weeks ago   ·  3
Vella MunnI'm proud to have you as my mother's doctor. I first met you when my mother in law was dying. You came to the house the day before she died to help us understand the journey she was on.2 weeks ago   ·  3
Linda GenawThank you for your positive campaign, not mud slinging just the facts man!1 week ago   ·  2
Melissa DukesYour opponent is nothing but negative campaigning you! Keep doing what you are doing Al!2 weeks ago   ·  2
Laurie BadenBig money hate and attack mailings sent with no authorizations or identification= outside money, in my opinion. They are testimony to what a good job you are doing for Oregonians, Senator Bates, because they want to get you out. Your aim is true and that's why I just voted for you!2 weeks ago   ·  2

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