Welcome!

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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About Dr. Bates

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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Don't be Fooled by Negative Ads
How you run your campaign, reflects how you will serve. I am proud of my campaign.
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3 days ago

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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.3 days ago   ·  27
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!!" :)3 days ago   ·  27
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 days 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.3 days ago   ·  10
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 days ago   ·  4
Jason AndrestDoc Bates, your "opponents" campaign is a joke. I hope that the people can see though his BS.3 days ago   ·  7
Alan S. BerlinI'm proud of Alan's campaign and proud to be represented by Alan in the Oregon Senate.2 days ago   ·  6
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 days ago   ·  6
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 days 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 days ago   ·  4
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 days ago   ·  3
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 days ago   ·  3
George KramerYou have my support, Senator. I appreciate your balanced approach AND the tone of your candidacy. Thank you!2 days ago   ·  3
Liz ToyAnd you should be proud of the Mail Tribune endorsement!3 days 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.3 days ago   ·  3
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!3 days 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!3 days 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.3 days ago   ·  3
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♡1 day ago   ·  2
Dorothy KuykendallThank you for being positive.2 days ago   ·  2
Melissa DukesYour opponent is nothing but negative campaigning you! Keep doing what you are doing Al!2 days 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 days ago   ·  2
Julie LockhartI'm impressed with your campaign. Thank you!2 days ago   ·  2
Austin FolnagyThis is awesome, it is a pleasure to help with the campaign.2 days ago   ·  2
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!3 days ago   ·  2

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Mark Wisnovsky Endorses Sen. Alan Bates
Thank you Mark Wisnovsky for your support. The growing wine industry in Oregon provides thousands of jobs and contributes billions of dollars to our economy. I will continue to stand up for small businesses like yours.
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1 week ago

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Jason JexHow did you vote on HB 2902?5 days ago   ·  1
Mark WisnovskyI am honored to call Dr. Bates a friend and an honest, hard working, effective representative for all of us who live in Southern Oregon.1 week ago   ·  23
Ann MagillSenator Bates has helped so many--farmers, small businesses, folks receiving and providing health care, students in our public schools and alternative settings, those striving to improve the economy by providing education for our workforce, the ability to listen to our needs and concerns and to work with the legislature to make the best decisions based on sound research and judgment. Who can ask for more?1 week ago   ·  8
Jolie JohnsonI feel blessed to be represented by Dr. Bates. He has positively impacted so many people and businesses in our region.6 days ago   ·  2
Julie LockhartDr. Alan Bates also stands up for small nonprofits helping people lead healthier lives. Thanks for taking the time to help WinterSpring!1 week ago   ·  2
Mary Huber-HamiltonHe is a great dr. too.6 days ago   ·  1
Lori HarmsAwesome man! Did a house call for my grandpa since he wouldnt get out of bed.6 days ago   ·  1
Carol DotyMy thanks to Mark for this wonderful ad.6 days ago   ·  1
Daniel F. KellingtonVery nice Alan and Mark. You have our vote Alan.Dan and Sharon... :-)7 days ago   ·  1
Ron Stranahan Sr.My vote is yours. We need you in Salem.5 days ago
Glenn WoodburyDr. Bates delivered your aunt Kelci and Uncle Kyle...5 days ago
Karen StarchvickNice endorsement by Mark Wisnovsky, thanks Mark for doing this!5 days ago
Darlene DubellHe was my doctor years ago I do surprised bates1 week ago
Shirley Simmons RadkaI am grateful that Dr. Bates cares about the little people and I feel blessed to have him as my Dr.1 week ago

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Kate Kennedy Endorses Senator Alan Bates
Thank you to science teacher, Kate Kennedy, for your endorsement. I am humbled by the outpouring support from teachers like you and am very grateful to live in a community that values education so highly.
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2 weeks ago

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Janet Roller-lyonSo where does Alan Bates stand on this "common core'? A lot of us need to know before we vote.1 week ago
Karen StarchvickSenator Bates, you get an A!!! Thank you for your advocacy on behalf of children in Jackson County and statewide.2 weeks ago   ·  16
Ann MagillKate Kennedy, Ashland HS science/physics teacher, is among the most respected educators i've ever worked with in my 26 years in education. Her endorsement means a lot!2 weeks ago   ·  14
Tyler JohnsonOne of my favorite teachers all time! Love you Kate!1 week ago   ·  1
Shiena PolehnWe've been lucky to have Alan Bates as our state senator all these years, and it will be a pleasure to vote for him yet again. I approve of his work on health care and education. I'll spread the word - Shiena Polehn, Medford.2 weeks ago   ·  3
Clancy RoneI have great respect for Alan Bates, whom I first met years ago when one of his sons was in my high school English class. I truly appreciate his commitment, both to running a positive campaign and to continuing to provide sensible leadership to our state.2 weeks ago   ·  3
Wallace BridgeWe hope you'll make a difference - yay!!2 weeks ago   ·  3
Amy Warnick AmrheinThank you Kate for teaching Advanced Physics! You extended yourself to extend education for our children and it made a huge impact. Senator Alan Bates ROCKS. There will never be another legislator who understands K-12 needs as well. Wonderful endorsement. Kudos all around.2 weeks ago   ·  2
Stuart HillI want to thank you for your time and dedication to helping us and improving our state. Thank you for being a man of integrity, and not being bought and paid for like so many other politicians. My hats off to you.2 weeks ago   ·  2
Nikki Thommen BinghamThe Common Core, in its present form, is a disaster for education. Mike Cobb, if you think the money being spent on education isn't working, it's not because teachers unions are pushing for its misappropriation: it's because the mandates that are handed down from the national level are both irrational and pushed by lobbies from "education" companies like Pearson. Senator Bates is a counterbalance to the irrationality of those mandates, and with his keen ear and willingness to stand up for teaching, can (and I believe will) continue to make education something that is accessible to ALL of Southern Oregon's students.1 week ago   ·  1
Ryan NavickasMs. Kennedy was one of my most inspiring teachers as a student at Ashland High School 20 years ago. Thanks Ms. Kennedy for capturing my interest in science and mathematics and thanks for standing up for education.1 week ago   ·  1
Anne YostAlright Kate!! Thank you teachers...from a teacher! Thank you Alan Bates!!!2 weeks ago   ·  1
Cindy McMurphyThank you senator bates you are awesome with my vote2 weeks ago   ·  1
Granger NullIs HE Pro Cannabis?1 week ago
Rebecca SandovalI know that Senator Bates cares deeply about lifting up all of our people of all ages. He is a true champion of the people. I am so proud that he is my State Senator. It is always a pleasure to visit his office on lobby days. He is open and receptive to the causes that we care so deeply about. I can tell he does what he does cause he wants to make the world a better place, and it really is because of him!1 week ago
Jim FritzUNLIKE most people in political office, Sen/DR. Bates is beyond reproach and MY SENATOR!1 week ago
Krishna GokulHe is gem of a person1 week ago
Valrae SiebrechtThank You for all your hard work..God Bless.1 week ago
Mark Robertsdoes kate now how to isolate a u235 neutron for use as a projectile?1 week ago
Leslie Ritner-BogueAlan Bates is a man that is true to his word. Kate you get this because you are so similar. Nice presentation by you. Thanks for informing people about the importance of public education. Both of you are part of the soul of Southern Oregon's Education Program. Thanks so much for all that you do.2 weeks ago
Thomas SmithDr. Bates needs to be in Salem to continue fine tuning the health care programs that the people of Oregon so desperately need.2 weeks ago
Aaron BreswickOne of my all time favorite teachers! Best science class ever!2 weeks ago
Chris ChurchHe has my vote!!!2 weeks ago
Kate KahnWell done Kate. Looking good too! It amazes me that people don't get "education." Hope you've help. XX2 weeks ago

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Dr. Rita Sullivan Endorses Sen. Alan Bates
Thank you, Dr. Rita Sullivan, for your endorsement. Your passion for helping Southern Oregon families guided us to new laws that now protect all foster children in Oregon.
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3 weeks ago

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Alan S. BerlinAlan Bates has been a strong supporter of the Oregon Head Start Prekindergarten program from his earliest days in government. Thousands of low-income preschoolers, preschoolers with disabilities, infants and toddlers, and their parents have received a Head Start due to Senator Bates strong advocacy and support of this program.3 weeks ago   ·  20
Caleb LaPlanteFoster children are some of the most at risk to be sexually exploited. The members of our group here at ACT • Southern Oregon thank you for your work on this bill, and also Senate Bill 673 in 2013, which made it a felony charge in Oregon to purchase sex from anyone 15 years old or younger.3 weeks ago   ·  15
Dar TaylorThank you Rita Sullivan and Senator Bates!3 weeks ago   ·  5
Teresa HolbrookDo I understand this to say that there will be more of a push to keep kids in the families who have abandoned or neglected them? To save Oregon money? I hope that isn't what this is doing. Have lived the nightmare that is trying, trying, and trying again to pull a parent into a place where they could parent a child when they just cant at that time. The back and forth that the child has to endure is very detrimental to them forming attachments that are critical to future success in life. There are probably many who like myself would have some experience to share that would discourage this heavily if they weren't too absorbed in helping said kids keep heading down the right road. It takes a very committed person to help a kid overcome the damage of the initial neglect, made much worse when the state is trying over and over and over to keep that child in the home with their biological parents. Yes it is nice for the parents to keep getting more and more help to make it work but in the meantime the child is having more and more instability. The child's needs should come first. I have met Senator Bates and find him personable but if this is what he changed his mind in order to make law, that is not a good decision. Need more info on this...3 weeks ago   ·  3
Rebecca Cintron Osvoldhey rita! <3 :D keep up the great work. :) <33 weeks ago   ·  3
Allen HallmarkThank you, Rita, and Senator Bates for your amazing leadership on this important issue. What a great endorsement video!!3 weeks ago   ·  3
Vella MunnDr. Bates was my in-laws doctor and is now my mother's. On the day before my mother-in-law died, Dr. Bates came to the house and spent some time by her bed mostly holding he hand. Then he talked to the family about the journey we were on. He so understood that my mother-in-law was weary of life and needed to be free of her body. It made letting her go easier. My father-in-law, an oral surgeon, was a crusty old guy without a lot of empathy (at least on the outside. Dr. Bates let him be who he was while respecting his experience.3 weeks ago   ·  2
Gloria MonroeYou Dr. Bates are a great public servant your opponent stands for strengthening poverty throughout the Rogue Valley by pandering to his ALEC corporate puppet masters.3 weeks ago   ·  2
Mary CresslerDo you mean it wasn't a felony before?3 weeks ago   ·  2
Sabena VaughanDiana, do you have some input you would like to share? :)3 weeks ago   ·  1
Deb ShaThat said tho 15 years ago my grandson. was taken out of care on an alligation that was never proven and because the family would not turn on his parent he was taken from the whole family. He had been abused by someone else but cod was sure they had the right person. That child is now 20 and told CSD they were wrong. he was raised in foster care for no reason and still has a family that misses and loves him. He missed out because someone had to be right rather than listen to us who knew the real story. a so anything that keeps kids in their family even if not with a parent is a good thing. 3 weeks ago   ·  1
Vella MunnContinuing my experience with Dr. Bates--he sees my 96 year old mother twice a year and maintains a minimalist approach with her. As long as her physical health remains stable, he wants her to continue living as she wishes which includes lots of walnuts and chocolate. I'm so impressed with his approach toward the elderly and believe his compassion and understanding with them carries over to others.3 weeks ago   ·  1
Teresa HolbrookI'll read the article Trevor but I have to admit to a huge bias having lived it and spoken to so many others who have as well. Thanks for the link. Ill comment after I read it. In my own case all of those things were tried. Two years worth. It set the child back immeasurably. I would be for a second chance but not two years worth of "well that didn't do it so now we will add the free housing and job cards into the 'help' and see if that doesn't motivate the parent enough..." It is good if that bond with parents can be kept. But ONLY if it is worth it enough to the parent AND if the parent is mentally stable enough to make progress in a way that protects the child's window of time to make a sis attachment to an individual who IS willing to do whatever it takes to put them first. Get them a new attachment ASAP if the parental one is unsafe. And don't be wishy washy in favor of the poor parent who admittedly is suffering and has pain and problems too. The child has no choices. We have to speak for them. The parents have choices. I'll read and not rant now. Sorry....but oh could I share some stories....pain filled ones. Heartbreaking hopes a child goes back to and back to and is hurt over and over. Get it done and move forward if it is evident that it isn't going to work...no allowing adults who have kids to keep scamming the system to get things just because they have a child either! That's another side of it. Ok ok. Stopping...3 weeks ago   ·  1
Desiree SchatzThank you Teresa Holbrook I feel the same way3 weeks ago   ·  1
Margaret NeilHe has my vote always has.He is a great Dr. too. He is my husbands Dr.3 weeks ago   ·  1
Christine MasonA partnership of community working together in support of a healthy community. Thank you Rita.3 weeks ago   ·  1
Linda Elaine RueHave not seen you in years since Dr. Casterline3 weeks ago   ·  1
Karen D Florey HouseOregon State Senator- Alan Bates and Dr. Rita Sullivan, two very passionate people accomplishing what they believe in. Thank you.3 weeks ago   ·  3
Susan Morgan FarberDr. Bates..this year my employer has reduced my hours to avoid paying for health insurance ..now I just received word that my indvidual plan is increasing ..rather than a $2500 savings I am looking at a $4500. deficit...why should I vote for you?2 weeks ago
Teresa HolbrookSabena. I have had a visit to OnTrack. I know how they work. I do have first hand knowledge. Please understand that. Thanks.2 weeks ago
Brandi ArbouinWay to go senator bates!!!!!! You area true public service worker!2 weeks ago
Brandi ArbouinWay to go Rita!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You area true visionary in our community and I have always looked Up to you with great respect!!!2 weeks ago   ·  1
Rachel Mendoza HunterYou rock!2 weeks ago
Fawn RhyneThere is not really much that has been UNSAID about Alan's good character.. The Man is Awesome.. and that comes from the core... and blossoms.. he is now full bloom! ^5 Alan ..miss you being my Dr.. but the road is long. ;(3 weeks ago
Deb ShaI. agree some parents can't be good parents period. But I have known several young exfoster kids who just don't know how to be good parents because they didn't have examples. we need foster grandparents to mentor young parents who have no families3 weeks ago

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