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Democratic Party County Central Committee — Democratic PartyCandidate for Member, Assembly District 78

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Rick Bates

Environmentalist/Research Analyst
19,985 votes (7.3%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Advocate for and support the endorsement of candidates and measures that focus on housing, connectivity, climate action, wetland restoration, forest conservation, clean water and safe beaches..
  • Support policies and initiatives that promote and invest in climate resilient infrastructure and planning in compliance with state laws and mandates.
  • Create a Party that promotes voter outreach and is responsive to our issues, locally and regionally.



Profession:Research Analyst
Research Analyst, UNITE HERE Local 30 (2011–current)

Community Activities

Co-Chair, Environmental Caucus, San Diego & Imperial Counties Labor Council (2020–current)
Board Member, Cleveland National Forest Foundation (2018–current)
Vice President, Imperial Beach Democratic Club (2019–current)

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