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I’m Alan Bates, an Oregon State Senator from Southern Oregon who wants to bring people together to find common sense solutions.

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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Alan Bates

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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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Today kicked off the 2016 Legislative Session. I look forward to tackling some of the big issues for Oregonians: minimum wage, climate and protecting our rivers. ...

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Liesa Morrow-BratcherWe know you will do what's right for our state and region.1 week ago
Nana-Bonnie Kay Mulkins GodfreyOnly thing is minimum wage gone up and my wage dont.1 week ago
Tonia MoroThank you for your service and LEADERSHIP. Go Doc.1 week ago
Ron DuncanAren't these big issues supposed to be raised during the long Session of the Legislature to allow time for proper public comment rather than the short (35 day) Session we are in now? Seems an abuse of the system just like using the "Emergency Clause" for everything you people pass, thus prohibiting the people to vote and overturn your abuses.1 week ago

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Kathy DrakeHappy Thanksgiving to you and Lori...3 months ago   ·  1
Stuart HillWe have so much to be Thankful for. Blessings to you and your family.3 months ago   ·  1
Liesa Morrow-BratcherHappy Thanksgiving to the Bates family!3 months ago   ·  1
Virginia DillmanHappy Thanksgiving to you & Lori also.3 months ago   ·  1
Judy SmouseHappy Thanksgiving from our home to yours..3 months ago   ·  1
Jean TenBrookHappy Thanksgiving!!! We are so thankful for you. :-)3 months ago   ·  1
Tom BurnsThanks Senator. Hope the Bates family has a wonderful Thanksgiving.3 months ago   ·  1
Arlene AronBack at you and thank you for all you do!3 months ago   ·  1
Mary Ann MarshallBack at ya doc...thank you for being you3 months ago   ·  1
Carol Jo Robinson PettitWe are thankful for your service to Oregon.3 months ago   ·  1
David SchultzMy family is grateful for your thankless service to our community.3 months ago   ·  1
Julie DeBoltHappy Thanksgiving Dr. Bates!! We love you! Enjoy your day!!3 months ago   ·  1
Marie GalegoThank you Dr. Bates. I am very thankful for you and your staff.3 months ago   ·  1
Deb RengoHappy Thanksgiving to you, Doc!!3 months ago   ·  1
Eileen LarcomeHappy thanksgiving to your family.3 months ago   ·  1
Mike BarnettLisa and I wish you, and yours, all the best.3 months ago   ·  1

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Our experience of riding in Hueys and Chinooks, being in US cities just hours after serving in Vietnam, watching comrades who were less fortunate than us struggle- these were the topics my cousin and I discussed during our visit today. Soldiers return, having completed their duty, but their journey is far from over. It is our job to stay with them throughout reentry into civilian life
I appreciate all the soldiers that have gone to war and who are still there today. Thank you.
I was especially honored this summer to welcome home Oregon’s 1st Battalion of the 186th infantry regiment- we have much to be proud of here.
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Jack ShinnerSo proud of you Dr, Senator Bates.3 months ago   ·  3
Kathryn Coe DavisThank you for your service military people, and thank you Dr Bates 🇺🇸3 months ago   ·  3
Mary LeibyLove Dr. Bates!!! ♡♡♡♡3 months ago   ·  2
Kathy DrakeThank you Dr. Bates3 months ago   ·  2
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Stuart HillYou're a good man Senator Bates. Did my time, and today I did a lot of reflecting. My wife and family, had it worst than I did. I pretty much knew what I was doing. Didn't have time to think of family. But family members at home paid a great price also. Idle minds have a hard time. Blessings to you for your service then, and now your current service. Blessings to you3 months ago   ·  3
Paul MansonYou were my doctor before you went into politics & even after you got elected the first time. your values were high then & have remainded so ever since. You have always had my vote & will continue to as long as you remain in office.Keep up the good work.3 months ago   ·  2
James W. LewisWell said by a man who continues to serve us well.3 months ago   ·  1

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My heart breaks over the Roseburg shooting. I paused before responding, both to learn more about the facts before making an assessment and because the shooter acted to get this precise type of attention. The families and community of Roseburg have my sincere sympathies and full support. They will not shoulder the grief of this loss alone, as Oregonians, we will all bear it with them. ...

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Carole Plume💙4 months ago   ·  1
Kathy HelmerIndeed! Paul and I would like to see more gun control in the state! Please see what you can do about this!4 months ago   ·  3
Jim PittsPass more gun laws and get more of the same. Sad people do sad things. You cannot control everyone. Stop trying. Love your neighbor. Lock your door. And pray. If you think government can stop these senseless acts, you are lost.4 months ago   ·  4
Tasha Nichole ThompsonStricter gun laws are not the answer. What we need is a better mental health system and a justice system that isn't going to make plea deals with violent offenders to catch "bigger" offenders. To many mentally ill are walking the streets without the help they need and violent offenders are getting off with a slap on the hand to try and catch someone bigger. I know 2 people personally that are extreme violent offenders and get off with a night incarcerated and then nothing. Over and over and over and over... Both of them should have been put in prison years ago but all they do is give up a name or 2 and a little bit of information and their back out on the street. This is what needs to stop!!! You can't take away the rights of the ones who don't do wrong because of people like this..4 months ago   ·  8
Julie Anne Christie AkinsPlease do on a state level what federal politicians are afraid to do--create gun legislation that makes sense. Regulate guns like cars. No one thinks they can drive as fast as they want without a license or registration, drunk and without insurance. Yet we allow this with guns--well you know all this--I trust you. You'll do something.4 months ago   ·  11
Mari MorsellGun owners should be subject to the same regulations as drivers of cars4 months ago   ·  3
Kathy DrakeAmen Dr. Bates. We must all be aware of the clues these shooters give us BEFORE they take action.4 months ago   ·  1
Donna Paige BrechtfeldtMental illnes is the bigger issue but in the case of young adults or teenagers there are parents who know there are issues but do nothing. THEN there are the gangs who have been terrorizing people for decades. Now and then they MIGHT get arrested and sent to prison but they still control the streets.4 months ago   ·  2
Rosty-Calkins BeckyMy favorite doctor, it's great he is in senate.4 months ago   ·  2
Chris LenMental illness is not the bigger issue; every country has mentally ill citizens but they don't have mass shootings like these because they take them seriously and regulate their guns.4 months ago   ·  2
Kat PrinceGuns are not the problem. Unstable people are!4 months ago   ·  2
Dorothy VogelWhy is the shooters mother going free? Housing 16 guns in an apartment t with a mentally ill son is criminal negligence. Start legislation holding parents responsible.4 months ago

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