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 9, 2018
Years in position 16
PartyRepublican
Leadership
Deputy Minority Conference Leader, New Jersey State Senate
2008-2013
Compensation
Base salary$49,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
First elected1997
Next generalNovember 7, 2017
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 'Kip' Bateman (b. October 9, 1957) is a Republican member of the New Jersey Senate, representing District 16. He was first elected to the chamber in 1997. He previously served 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.

Biography

Bateman earned his B.A in Political Science and History from Ithaca College and his J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law.[2] His professional includes working as a partner at the law firm DiFrancesco, Bateman, Coley, Yospin, Kunzman, Davis & Lehrer.

Committee assignments

2014-2015

At the beginning of the 2014 legislative session, Bateman served on the following committees:

New Jersey Committee Assignments, 2014
Environment and Energy
Judiciary
Law and Public Safety

2010-2011

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

Elections

2013

See also: New Jersey State Senate elections, 2013

Bateman won re-election in the 2013 election for New Jersey State Senate District 16. Bateman was unopposed in the June 4 Republican primary and defeated Christian R. Mastondrea (D) in the general election, which took place on November 5, 2013.[3][4][5][6]

New Jersey State Senate, District 16 General Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngChristopher Bateman Incumbent 60.3% 34,865
     Democratic Christian R. Mastondrea 39.7% 22,990
Total Votes 57,855

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.[7]

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

See also: New Jersey State Senate elections, 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.[8]

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

Comprehensive donor information for Bateman is available dating back to 1997. Based on available campaign finance records, Bateman raised a total of $1,344,611 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 13, 2013.[9]

Christopher Bateman's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2011 New Jersey State Senate, District 16 Won $367,883
2009 New Jersey State Senate, District 16 Not up for election $213,845
2007 New Jersey State Senate, District 16 Won $343,163
2005 New Jersey General Assembly, District 16 Won $191,455
2003 New Jersey General Assembly, District 16 Won $81,430
2001 New Jersey General Assembly, District 16 Won $31,190
1999 New Jersey General Assembly, District 16 Won $78,045
1997 New Jersey General Assembly, District 16 Won $37,600
Grand Total Raised $1,344,611

2011

Bateman won re-election to the New Jersey State Senate in 2011. During that election cycle, Bateman raised a total of $367,883.

2009

Bateman was not up for election to the New Jersey State Senate in 2009. During that election cycle, Bateman raised a total of $367,883.

2007

Bateman won election to the New Jersey State Senate in 2007. During that election cycle, Bateman raised a total of $343,163.

2005

Bateman won re-election to the New Jersey General Assembly in 2005. During that election cycle, Bateman raised a total of $191,455.

2003

Bateman won re-election to the New Jersey General Assembly in 2003. During that election cycle, Bateman raised a total of $81,430.

2001

Bateman won re-election to the New Jersey General Assembly in 2001. During that election cycle, Bateman raised a total of $31,190.

1999

Bateman won re-election to the New Jersey General Assembly in 1999. During that election cycle, Bateman raised a total of $78,045.

1997

Bateman won re-election to the New Jersey General Assembly in 1997. During that election cycle, Bateman raised a total of $37,600.

Endorsements

2013

Bateman’s endorsements included the following:[10]

  • The Sierra Club

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. [11]

Personal

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

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