Christopher Bateman

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Christopher Bateman
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New Jersey State Senate District 16
Incumbent
In office
1998-Present
Term ends
January 10, 2012
Years in position 16
PartyRepublican
Leadership
Deputy Minority Conference Leader, New Jersey State Senate
2008-Present
Compensation
Base salary$49,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 8, 2011
First elected1997
Next generalNovember 5, 2013
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
New Jersey State General Assembly
1994-2007
Education
Bachelor'sIthaca College, 1980
J.D.Seton Hall University School of Law, 1984
Personal
BirthdayOctober 9, 1957
Place of birthSomerville, NJ
ProfessionAttorney
ReligionReformed
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Christopher Bateman has been a Republican member of the New Jersey Senate since 1997. He currently serves as Deputy Minority Caucus Leader. Bills that have been sponsored by Senator Bateman include Senate Bill 241 and Senate Bill 308.[1]

Bateman graduated with a B.A in Political Science and History from Ithaca College and also graduated with a J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law.[2]

In addition to being a senator, Bateman is an Attorney/Partner for DiFrancesco, Bateman, Coley, Yospin, Kunzman, Davis & Lehrer. Bateman has also been a member of the New Jersey State Assembly. During this time he was also the assembly's Assistant Republican Leader.[3]

Committee assignments

2010-2011

In the 2010-2011 legislative session, Bateman has been appointed to these committees:

Issues

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Christopher Bateman endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [4]

Elections

2011

See also: New Jersey State Senate elections, 2011

Bateman won re-election to the District 16 State Senate seat in the 2011 election. He ran unopposed in the June 7 Republican primary election. Bateman defeated Maureen Vella (D) in the general election which took place on November 8, 2011. [5]

New Jersey State Senate District 16 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngChristopher Bateman Incumbent 54.6% 21,040
     Democratic Maureen Vella 45.4% 17,460
Total Votes 38,500

2007

In 2007, Bateman was re-elected to the New Jersey State Senate District 16. Bateman (R) finished with 27,846 votes and was followed by Wayne Fox (D) with 17,378 votes. Bateman raised $343,163 for his campaign fund. [6]

New Jersey Senate 2007 General Election, District 16 (2007)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Christopher Bateman (R) 27,846
Wayne Fox (D) 17,378

Campaign donors

2011

In 2011, Bateman received $367,883 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[7]

New Jersey State Senate 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Christopher Bateman's campaign in 2011
Verizon$8,000
Comcast$5,100
Zeus Scientific$5,000
New Jersey Association Of Realtors$4,500
New Jersey Bankers Association$3,500
Total Raised in 2011 $367,883
Total Votes received in 2011 21,040
Cost of each vote received $17.48

2007

In 2007, Bateman collected $343,163 in donations.[8]

Listed below are the five largest contributors to his campaign.

Donor Amount
New Jersey Association of Realtors $4,000
New Jersey Coalition of Automotive Retailers $3,500
Alper, Jodi P. $2,600
Remington & Vernick Engineeers $2,600
DiFrancesco, Donald $2,600

District 16

Bateman represents New Jersey Senate District 16, which includes the borough of Bound Brook, New Jersey.[9]

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Personal

Bateman was born on October 9, 1957 in Somerville, New Jersey. He and his wife, Susan, have four children: Christopher Jr., Joseph, Stephanie and Kate.

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Preceded by
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New Jersey State Senate District 6
1997–present
Succeeded by
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