Ron Bates, Ph.D. is a retired City Manager with service in Buena Park, South Gate, Pico Rivera and La Habra Heights and has recently taught public finance and public works administration at California State University Long Beach. From 1988 to 2004 he previously served as Councilmember/Mayor. He and his wife Marilyn have lived at the same address in Los Alamitos’ Second District for 43 years.
He is a strong supporter of responsive Public Safety and Community Businesses. Ron and Marilyn are strong advocates of the work of the Youth Center and he has returned to AYSO as a referee after previously coaching and serving as Director of Education.
Ron is excited to be back on the Council to support our great City and looks forward to working cooperatively with his colleges to promote the continued improvement of the City.