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GENE JAMES, mayor of San Clemente, and former mayors BRIAN RICE, CANDY HAGGARD, SUSAN RITSCHEL, LORI DONCHAK, WAYNE EGGLESTON, BOB BAKER, TIM BROWN, KATHY WARD and DAN BANE

We, the undersigned, are honored to support Sen. Pat Bates as the next supervisor to represent San Clemente on the Board of Supervisors.

During our tenure as your mayors, we have worked with Pat Bates when she was our representative in the California Assembly, on the Board of Supervisors and also as our state senator.

Pat has honorably served our region to fight against increased taxes, a leader in the fight against an international airport with flights over our skies, and she worked to bring about a settlement of the toll road issue while always championing dialogue and parties working together toward beneficial solutions.

Pat Bates cares deeply about San Clemente. She led the charge to renovate our library. She was instrumental in bringing the trolley to town. She made the La Pata extension a reality and advocated in Sacramento for several Safe Routes to School grants for our community.

There has never been a more important time for our region to have an experienced, knowledgeable and ethical Fifth District supervisor to represent our interests. That person is Pat Bates, and she has our support.

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