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  Bateman, Christopher "Kip"
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AffiliationRepublican  
<-  2014-01-01  
 
NameChristopher "Kip" Bateman
Address
Branchburg, New Jersey , United States
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Born October 09, 1957 (63 years)
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Feb 02, 2021 12:24pm
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InfoSenator Bateman has served the 16th District in the Legislature since January 1994 when he was elected to the New Jersey General Assembly where he served seven consecutive terms, ending in 2007.

As an Assemblyman, he was Assistant Majority Whip from 1994-96 and Majority Whip in 1996. He was the Assistant Republican Whip from 2002-04 and the Assistant Republican Leader from 2004-2006. His appointments include the Task Force to Study Homeowner Associations from 1996-1998 and the Delaware and Raritan Transportation Safety Study Commission from 1995-1996. In 2004 he was appointed to the Legislative Services Commission and the Mandated Health Benefits Advisory Commission.

In 2008, he was elected Senator and currently serves on the Senate Judiciary Committee, the Senate Environment Committee, the Joint Committee on Public Schools and the Joint Committee on Housing Affordability. He served as Deputy Conference Leader from 2008-2014.

Senator Bateman's other public service includes serving on the Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders from 1988-1994. In 1990 and 1991he was Deputy Director, and in 1992, he served Freeholder Director. He also was a member of the Branchburg Township Committee from January 1983 to February 1988, and was Mayor in 1986. He also served on the Branchburg Township Planning Board in 1985 and 1986.

In addition, Senator Bateman is a member or has been a member of the following community organizations: the HomeSharing Program of Somerset County, Special Olympics New Jersey, Branchburg Rotary Club, Midland Foundation, Somerville Elks, Somerset Medical Center, Branchburg Historical Society, Washington Campgrounds Association, Somerset Public Employees Charitable Campaign, United Way Board of Trustees, The New Brunswick Theological Seminary Board of Trustees and The Wellness Community Board of Trustees.

Senator Bateman has sponsored laws reducing auto insurance premium costs for policy holders, allowing tax filers to contribute a portion of their income tax refund to support the Drug Abuse Education Fund (DARE) program and creating a grant program thermal imaging cameras to fire departments and companies throughout the state.

Senator Bateman and his wife, the former Susan Formichella, have four children, sons Christopher Jr. and Joseph, and daughters Stephanie and Kate. He is the son of former Assemblyman and Senator and 1977 gubernatorial candidate, Raymond H. Bateman.

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Jan 27, 2021 01:00pm News [NJ State Sen.] Bateman will not seek re-election  Article RP 

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FAMILY
Father Raymond H. Bateman 1927-2016

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RACES
  01/14/2020 Environment Committee Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  01/14/2020 Judiciary Committee Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/07/2019 NJ Senate Deputy Minority Whip Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  01/09/2018 Environment Committee Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  01/09/2018 Judiciary Committee Won 11.11% (+0.00%)
  11/07/2017 NJ State Senate 16 Won 50.45% (+0.90%)
  11/05/2013 NJ State Senate 16 Won 60.26% (+20.53%)
  11/08/2011 NJ State Senate 16 Won 54.65% (+9.30%)
  11/06/2007 NJ State Senate 16 Won 61.57% (+23.15%)
  06/05/2007 NJ State Senate 16 - R Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/08/2005 NJ General Assembly 16 Won 32.15% (+0.31%)
  06/07/2005 NJ General Assembly 16 - R Primary Won 44.45% (+1.36%)
  01/03/2004 Assistant Minority Leader Won 33.33% (+0.00%)
  11/04/2003 NJ General Assembly 16 Won 38.46% (+0.00%)
  11/06/2001 NJ General Assembly 16 Won 33.76% (+1.16%)
  06/26/2001 NJ General Assembly 16 - R Primary Won 50.83% (+1.65%)
  11/02/1999 NJ General Assembly 16 Won 31.24% (+1.09%)
  11/04/1997 NJ General Assembly 16 Won 31.84% (+1.79%)
  11/07/1995 NJ General Assembly 16 Won 28.69% (+0.06%)
  11/02/1993 NJ General Assembly 16 Won 31.99% (+0.68%)
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  06/08/2021 NJ State Senate 16 - R Primary ???
ENDORSEMENTS
NJ Governor - R Primary - Jun 08, 2021 R Jack M. Ciattarelli
NJ Republican Party Chair - Dec 15, 2020 R Bob Hugin
NJ Question 1 (Marijuana Legalization) - Nov 03, 2020 NO No
NJ Governor - R Primary - Jun 02, 2009 R Chris Christie
NJ District 07 - R Primary - Jun 03, 2008 R Leonard Lance