Kip Bateman

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Kip Bateman
Member of the New Jersey Senate from the 16th District
Assumed office
January 8, 2008
Preceded byWalter J. Kavanaugh
Member of the New Jersey General Assembly from the 16th District
In office
January 11, 1994 – January 8, 2008
Preceded byJohn S. Penn
Succeeded byDenise Coyle
Personal details
Born (1957-10-09) October 9, 1957 (age 61)
Somerville, New Jersey
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Susan Bateman
ResidenceNeshanic Station, New Jersey
Alma materIthaca College (B.A.)
Seton Hall University School of Law (J.D.)
OccupationAttorney
WebsiteLegislative Website

Christopher "Kip" Bateman (born October 9, 1957 in Somerville, New Jersey) is an American Republican Party politician, who has served in the New Jersey Senate since January 8, 2008, where he represents the 16th Legislative District.

Early Life[edit]

He was born on October 9, 1957, in Somerville, New Jersey to Raymond Bateman, who represented the 16th District in the New Jersey Senate in the 1960s and 1970s, and was the Republican candidate for Governor of New Jersey in 1977. Bateman received a B.A. in 1980 from Ithaca College in Political Science and History and was awarded a J.D. in 1987 from the Seton Hall University School of Law.[1] He lives in the Neshanic Station section of Branchburg Township, and is married with four children: Chris, Joe, Stephanie, and Katie.[2]

Somerset Politics[edit]

Bateman served on the Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders from 1988 to 1994 and as its Director in 1992, he served on the Branchburg Township Committee from 1983 to 1988 and was its Mayor in 1986.[1] Bateman was appointed to the Task Force to Study Homeowner Associations from 1996 to 1997 and the Delaware and Raritan Transportation Safety Study Commission from 1995 to 1996.

New Jersey Assembly[edit]

Bateman served in the New Jersey General Assembly from 1994 to 2008, where he was the Assembly's Assistant Republican Leader from 2004 to 2005, was the Assistant Republican Whip from 2002 to 2003, the Majority Whip in 1996 and was the Assistant Majority Whip from 1994 to 1995. Bateman served in the Assembly on the Commerce and Economic Development Committee, the Financial Institutions and Insurance Committee and the Legislative Services Commission.[1]

New Jersey Senate[edit]

In the 2007 legislative elections, Bateman won the state Senate seat of retiring Senator Walter J. Kavanaugh.[3] Prior to the 2011 redistricting, the 16th district consisted of most of Somerset County. Following the 2011 redistricting, a portion of Hunterdon County was added, towns in northern and eastern parts of Somerset were removed, and the more liberal towns of Princeton and South Brunswick were added,[4] he fended off a challenge by Democrat Maureen Vella by defeating her by 9 points in 2011.[5] His 2013 election winning margin was larger as he defeated Christian Mastondrea by 20 points.[6] During the 2019 budget fight, democrats contradicted Governor Phil Murphy and passed a budget without his millionaires tax. Bateman was one of six Republicans to vote for the budget. [7]


Committees[edit]

  • Environment and Energy
  • Judiciary

District 16[edit]

Each of the 40 districts in the New Jersey Legislature has one representative in the New Jersey Senate and two members in the New Jersey General Assembly; the other representatives from the 16th District for the 2016-2017 Legislative Session are:[8]

Electoral History[edit]

Senate[edit]

New Jersey general election, 2017[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Kip Bateman (Incumbent) 32,229 50.4 Decrease 9.9
Democratic Laurie Poppe 31,655 49.6 Increase 9.9
Total votes 63,884 100.0
New Jersey State Senate elections, 2013[10]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Kip Bateman (incumbent) 34,865 60.3
Democratic Christian Mastondrea 22,990 39.7%
Republican hold
New Jersey State Senate elections, 2011[11]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Kip Bateman (incumbent) 21,040 54.6
Democratic Maureen Vella 17,460 43.4
Republican hold
New Jersey State Senate elections, 2007[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Kip Bateman 27,846 61.6
Democratic Wayne G. Fox 17,378 38.4
Republican hold

Assembly[edit]

New Jersey general election, 2005[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Kip Bateman 40,097 32.2 Decrease 6.3
Republican Pete Biondi 39,710 31.8 Decrease 7.2
Democratic Michael Goldberg 22,569 18.1 Increase 0.3
Democratic Charles Eader 22,336 17.9 N/A
Total votes 124,712 100.0
New Jersey general election, 2003[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Pete Biondi 26,211 39.0 Increase 6.4
Republican Kip Bateman 25,849 38.5 Increase 4.7
Democratic Robert Mack 11,938 17.8 Increase 0.5
Green Jane Hunter 3,219 4.8 N/A
Total votes 67,217 100.0
New Jersey general election, 2001[14]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Kip Bateman 39,136 33.8
Republican Peter J. Biondi 37,788 32.6
Democratic John P. Rooney 20,051 17.3
Democratic James K. Foohey 18,948 16.3
Total votes 115,923 100.0
New Jersey general election, 1999[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Kip Bateman 24,646 31.2 Decrease 0.6
Republican Peter J. Biondi 23,789 30.2 Increase 0.2
Democratic Mike Alper 15,393 19.5 Increase 2.0
Democratic Donald Rudy 15,060 19.1 Increase 2.3
Total votes 78,888 100.0
New Jersey general election, 1997[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Kip Bateman 43,458 31.8 Increase 3.1
Republican Peter J. Biondi 41,008 30.0 Increase 1.4
Democratic Amedeo D’Adamo, Jr. 23,920 17.5 Decrease 1.3
Democratic Harold Weber 22,921 16.8 Decrease 0.6
Conservative Robert Kowal 2,758 2.0 Decrease 1.4
Conservative Howard Manella 2,432 1.8 Decrease 1.3
Total votes 136,497 100.0
New Jersey general election, 1995[17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Kip Bateman 22,406 28.7 Decrease 3.3
Republican Walter J. Kavanaugh 22,359 28.6 Decrease 2.7
Democratic Joseph Tricarico, Jr 14,683 18.8 Steady 0.0
Democratic Mitchell E. Ignatoff, Jr 13,553 17.4 Increase 0.6
Conservative Robert Kowal 2,635 3.4 N/A
Conservative Harry Boeselager 2,449 3.1 N/A
Total votes 78,085 100.0
New Jersey general election, 1993[18]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Christopher “Kip” Bateman 44,646 32.0 Decrease 1.7
Republican Walter J. Kavanaugh 43,703 31.3 Decrease 4.2
Democratic Karen Carroll 26,268 18.8 Increase 3.1
Democratic Amedeo F. D’Adamo, Jr. 23,438 16.8 Increase 1.7
Initiative and Referendum James N. Carides 1,510 1.1 N/A
Total votes 139,565 100.0

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Senator Bateman's legislative web page, New Jersey Legislature. Accessed April 23, 2008.
  2. ^ Assembly Member Christopher 'Kip' Bateman, Project Vote Smart. Accessed August 10, 2007.
  3. ^ a b Official List Candidate Returns for State Senate For November 2007 General Election, New Jersey Department of State, December 3, 2007. Accessed June 22, 2012.
  4. ^ Magyar, Mark (April 11, 2011). "Redistricting scrambles Morris and Somerset districts". Echoes Sentinel. Retrieved July 4, 2015.
  5. ^ Duffy, Erin (November 8, 2011). "State Sens. Greenstein and Turner easily win re-election". The Times of Trenton. Retrieved July 4, 2015.
  6. ^ Cuyler, Greta (November 6, 2013). "16th District Incumbents Win Re-Election". Princeton Patch. Retrieved July 4, 2015.
  7. ^ "Senate passes budget 31-6". New Jersey Globe. Retrieved 20 June 2019.
  8. ^ Legislative Roster 2016-2017 Session, New Jersey Legislature. Accessed September 14, 2016.
  9. ^ "2017-official-general-election-results-state-senate.pdf" (PDF). New Jersey Secretary of State. Retrieved 6 April 2019.
  10. ^ "Official List Candidates for State Senate For GENERAL ELECTION 11/05/2015 Election" (PDF). Secretary of State of New Jersey. December 4, 2013. Retrieved July 4, 2015.
  11. ^ Official List Candidate Returns for State Senate For November 2011 General Election, New Jersey Department of State, December 14, 2011. Accessed June 22, 2012.
  12. ^ "05831236.pdf" (PDF). New Jersey Secretary of State. Retrieved 6 April 2019.
  13. ^ "2003g_a_candidate_tally.pdf" (PDF). New Jersey Secretary of State. Retrieved 6 April 2019.
  14. ^ "2001-general-elect-gen-assembly-tallies.pdf" (PDF). New Jersey Secretary of State. Retrieved 6 April 2019.
  15. ^ "1999-general-elect-gen-assembly-candidate-tallies.pdf" (PDF). New Jersey Secretary of State. Retrieved 6 April 2019.
  16. ^ "1997-general-election-results-state-assembly.pdf" (PDF). New Jersey Secretary of State. Retrieved 6 April 2019.
  17. ^ "NJ General Assembly 16". Our Campaigns. Retrieved September 30, 2017.
  18. ^ "1993-general-election-results-state-sen-gen-assembly.pdf" (PDF). New Jersey Secretary of State. Retrieved 6 April 2019.

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New Jersey Senate
Preceded by
Walter J. Kavanaugh
Member of the New Jersey Senate for the 16th District
January 8, 2008 – present
Succeeded by
Incumbent
New Jersey General Assembly
Preceded by
John S. Penn
Member of the New Jersey General Assembly for the 16th District
January 11, 1994 – January 8, 2008
With: Walter J. Kavanaugh, Peter J. Biondi
Succeeded by
Denise Coyle