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Senator Patricia Bates earns perfect CalChamber score for efforts to protect jobs and opportunity

The California Chamber of Commerce (CalChamber) has awarded Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) a perfect score (18-0) in its 2019 Vote Record. She is one of only nine state senators to have received a perfect score.

“CalChamber’s vote record provides Californians a measuring stick to judge their legislators on how they vote,” said Senator Bates. “I thank CalChamber for its recognition of my work to protect economic opportunity in every part of our state. The fight to protect our economy takes place every year in the Legislature and I look forward to continuing that fight next year.”

CalChamber is a non-profit organization representing more than 14,000 companies of all sizes. It highlighted 18 bills this year that were deemed a priority. These bills include AB 161, which would have banned paper receipts and complicated efforts to prevent shoplifting; and SB 1, which would have threatened reliable water supplies for farms.

This article was released by the Office of Senator Patricia Bates.


  1. Thanks a load of cr*p. So many companies left California over the last 5 years it’s sickening. She didnt protect any jobs or the people of California. What a joke this is

    1. Shane,

      Thank you for reading Orange County Breeze.

      I believe you misunderstand the claim made by California State Senator Bates — earning a good score from CalChamber for her efforts rather than for her accomplishments.

      Senator Bates, a Republican, is a member of the minority party in the California State Legislature. Democrats currently enjoy a supermajority in both houses of the Legislature. Anyone who disagrees with what Democrats want to do is reduced to spitting in the wind.

      Your comment paints you as angry over how many companies have left California. Remember that anger and its reasons when you vote in next year’s primary and general elections in order to lower the number of Democrats in the Legislature.

      Again, thank you for reading Orange County Breeze.

      Shelley Henderson
      editor, Orange County Breeze

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