Tom Bates was a Democratic California State Assembly Member from 1977-1996. The Tom Bates Papers consist of 30 cubic feet
of records reflecting Bates's legislative activities during his 20-year Assembly career. This collection is particularly useful
to researchers interested in social services and environmental issues in California during the 1980s and 1990s.
Tom Bates was a Democratic California State Assembly Member from 1977-1996. From 1977-1992, Bates represented Assembly District
12. The district encompassed the northernmost portion of Alameda County and a slice of Contra Costa County. AD 12 included
the cities of Albany, Berkeley, Concord, El Cerrito, Piedmont, and Pleasant Hill. Following redistricting in 1992, Tom Bates's
district became Assembly District 14 and Bates now represented the cities of Albany, Berkeley, El Cerrito, Emeryville, San
Pablo, and Tara Hill as well as parts of Richmond, Oakland, El Sobrante, and Kensington. Bates represented AD 14 until 1996
(Who's Who in the California Legislature).
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