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Kinecta and Nix held a month-long collection campaign collecting nearly 600 backpacks filled with school supplies with additional backpacks donated by the Richstone Family Center, Thomas House Family Shelter, and other schools and community organizations.
|L-R: Melissa Ameluxen, VP of State Government Affairs for the California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues; Roger Ballard, CEO of NuVision FCU; Shruti Miyashiro, CEO of Orange County’s CU; Bill Bernie, CEO of Eagle Community CU; Pat Bates, Fifth District County Supervisor for Orange County; Diana Kot, VP of Membership Development and Advocacy for SchoolsFirst FCU; Rick Hoffman, VP of Business Development and Legislative Affairs for CU of Southern California; and Bill Cheney, CEO of SchoolsFirst FCU|
The event served as an opportunity to become reacquainted with Bates, who previously served in the California Assembly.
As a county supervisor, Bates has worked to protect taxpayers and improve her county’s fiscal outlook, create business-friendly policies to attract jobs, maintain high levels of public safety, shorten the timeline for delivery of transportation projects, implement pension and retiree medical liability reform measures, and protect the coastal environment.
Bates ran unopposed in the primary election within the 36th Senate District, which heavily favors her as a republican. In the upcoming general election, Bates faces a write-in candidate.
The 36th Senate District is a coastal seat, stretching from Rancho Santa Margarita to Encinitas.