Christopher Bateman

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Christopher Bateman
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New Jersey State Senate District 16
In office
Term ends
January 10, 2014
Years in position 17
Deputy Minority Conference Leader, New Jersey State Senate
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
Bachelor'sIthaca College, 1980
J.D.Seton Hall University School of Law, 1984
Date of birthOctober 9, 1957
Place of birthSomerville, NJ
Office website
Christopher Bateman is a Republican member of the New Jersey Senate, representing District 16. He was first elected to the chamber in 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 was a member of the New Jersey State Assembly from 1994 to 2007. He served as the Assistant Republican Leader during his time in this chamber.


Bateman graduated with a B.A in Political Science and History from Ithaca College. He later graduated with a J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law.[2] He is an Attorney/Partner for DiFrancesco, Bateman, Coley, Yospin, Kunzman, Davis & Lehrer.

Committee assignments


In the 2010-2011 legislative session, Bateman served on these committees:


Presidential preference


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

Christopher Bateman endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [3]



See also: New Jersey State Senate elections, 2013

Bateman ran in the 2013 election for New Jersey State Senate District 16. Bateman is unopposed in the June 4 XPARTYX primary. The general election takes place on November 5, 2013.


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. [4]

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


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. [5]

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


In 2011, Bateman received $367,883 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[6]

New Jersey State Senate 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Christopher Bateman's campaign in 2011
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


In 2007, Bateman collected $343,163 in donations.[7]

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.[8]


Bateman and his wife, Susan, have four children. They currently reside in Branchburg, New Jersey.

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