The OC Register announced their first endorsement of the election cycle by endorsing Pat Bates for Supervisor.
You can read the full endorsement article from the OC Register HERE.
“Bates certainly has the most impressive resume among all the candidates, having served as state senator since 2014, where she spent two years as Senate Republican Leader. She was on the Board of Supervisors from 2007-2014 and spent six years in the California State Assembly.”
“[…] while we’ve sometimes disagreed with her votes, we’ve always been impressed with her thoughtfulness, graciousness and integrity […] The board needs her steady, earnest approach after its series of scandals and oversight failures.”
“Foley has done yeoman’s work battling board secrecy, but her endorsement list is a who’s who of progressive groups and labor unions. Likewise, Harkey and Muldoon both sound like wholly-owned subsidiaries of the deputies’ union.”
“By contrast, we know that voters can trust Bates to be an independent and public-spirited voice who isn’t beholden to anyone.”
This announcement follows the recent endorsements of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association PAC and the Orange County Congress of Republicans.