Since being elected to the state Senate in 2014, Bates has earned a 100 percent score from the business federation over four consecutive years.
“Owning a small business is part of the California dream for many people and I’m committed to doing everything I can to keep that dream alive for years to come,” said Bates. “That’s why I’m honored to be recognized by the NFIB for my work to promote and protect small businesses.”
“Our state must do more to make entrepreneurship more affordable in every community,” she added.
In addition to her perfect score with NFIB, Bates has also earned high marks from the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association, the California Chamber of Commerce, and the California Manufacturers & Technology Association.
Bates represents the 36th Senate District, which spans north San Diego and south Orange counties.