JIM BATES is Co-Manager of the Binational Water Group, on the Steering Committee of SOMOS. Y2K, Tijuana Verde, Tijuana Innovadora. He also serves as the Executive Director of the United States-Bangladesh Friendship Group. He is currently working on a TeleHealth project for VETERANS to reduce Homeless, PTSD or Suicidal situations.


Paint\Quarter Horse Breeding Farm.  2000-2008


Member of Congress  1982-1990


Member, San Diego County, Board of Supervisors  1974-1982


Member, San Diego City Council  1971-1973


Solar Turbines,  Admin. 1968-69


Rohr Corp, Contract Ad.  1967-68


Bank of America. Loan Officer  1965-67


Attended University of Colorado  1964


BA Degree from San Diego State University  1975



  Three (3) Meritorious promotions

  Boxing Team.  1959-1963


Associate of Arts.   1959-1963

  (Attended San Diego City College 4 nights per week, during USMC)


East High School Denver, Colo. 1959


Ionia Grade School, Ionia, Kansas  1956


JIM BATES resides in Mission Hills in San Diego, near his daughter, Jennifer Bates Navarra, and three Grandchildren, Anthony (16), Siena(13), and Nicolette 7.

Former US Congress

Executive Director

Jim Bates