|Oregon State Senate District 3|
|January 12, 2015|
|Years in position ||8|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 2, 2010|
|Next election||November 4, 2014|
|Oregon State House of Representatives|
|Bachelor's||Central Washington State University, 1969|
|Other||DO, College of Osteopathic Medicine, Kansas City, 1973|
|Service/branch||United States Army|
|Years of service||1965-1967|
|Birthday||March 17, 1945|
|Place of birth||Seattle, WA|
(b. March 17, 1945) has been a Democratic
member of the Oregon State Senate
. Bates used to be Chairman of the Health Services Commission. He was also a member of Eagle Point School Board. He served in the Oregon State House of Representatives from 2000 to 2004. He joined the Oregon State Senate in 2005 and has served in that position since. He represents the 3rd district and currently serves as Majority Whip
Bates served in the United State Army from 1965 to 1967. He has also worked as Chief of Medicine for Providence Medical Center RVMC and for Parke Davis and Company.
Bates attended Wayne State University. He went on to receive his BA from Central Washington State University in 1969. He then earned his DO from the College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kansas City in 1973.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Bates served on the following committees:
- See also: Oregon State Senate elections, 2010
Bates won re-election to Oregon State Senate against challenger Dave Dotterrer (R). Although Dotterrer requested and received a recount, Bates retained his lead. Bates was not opposed in the Democratic primary election on May 18, 2010. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.
| Oregon State Senate, District 3 (2010)
| Alan Bates (D)
| Dave Dotterrer (R)
On November 7, 2006, Bates was re-elected to the 3rd District Seat in the Oregon State Senate, besting Lynn Aiello (R).  Bates raised $147,401 for his campaign, while Aiello raised $13,496. 
| Oregon State Senate, District 3 (2008)
| Alan Bates (D)
| Lynn Aiello (R)
In 2010, Bates received $426,360 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.
|Oregon State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Alan Bates's campaign in 2010|
|Senate Democratic Leadership Fund||$63,928
|Oregon Health Care Association||$53,861|
|Doctors For Healthy Communities||$53,495|
|Oregon Public Employees Local 503||$26,494|
|Coalition For A Healthy Oregon||$23,490
|Total Raised in 2010
In 2006, Bates collected $147,401 in donations.
These were the largest contributors.
| COALITION FOR A HEALTHY OREGON
| DOCTORS FOR HEALTHY COMMUNITIES
| OREGON BEER & WINE DISTRIBUTORS ASSOCIATION
| OREGON MEDICAL ASSOCIATION
Bates and his wife Sharon have five children.
| Political offices
|Oregon State Senate District 3
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