Senate Republican Leader Pat Bates has endorsed Jerry Kern for San Diego County Supervisor.
"Jerry Kern has not only dedicated himself to improving his own city, but has been a committed advocate for this entire region. As a Supervisor, I know he'll be an effective representative for North County constituents and will work tirelessly to ensure the entire district has the services and resources its residents deserve."
- Senator Pat Bates
Senator Pat Bates represents California's 36th Senate District, which includes the District 5 cities of Carlsbad and Oceanside. On April 12, 2017, she became the Senate Republican Leader and is the second woman to lead a party caucus in the Senate’s history – Democrat or Republican.