|Member of the New Jersey Senate from the 16th District|
|Assumed office |
January 8, 2008
|Preceded by||Walter J. Kavanaugh|
|Member of the New Jersey General Assembly from the 16th District|
January 11, 1994 – January 8, 2008
|Preceded by||John S. Penn|
|Succeeded by||Denise Coyle|
|Born||October 9, 1957|
Somerville, New Jersey
|Residence||Neshanic Station, New Jersey|
|Alma mater||Ithaca College (B.A.)|
Seton Hall University School of Law (J.D.)
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.
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. He lives in the Neshanic Station section of Branchburg Township, and is married with four children: Chris, Joe, Stephanie, and Katie.
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. 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
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.
New Jersey Senate
In the 2007 legislative elections, Bateman won the state Senate seat of retiring Senator Walter J. Kavanaugh. 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. He fended off a challenge by Democrat Maureen Vella by defeating her by 9 points in 2011. His 2013 election winning margin was larger as he defeated Christian Mastondrea by 20 points. 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. 
- Environment and Energy
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:
|Republican||Kip Bateman (Incumbent)||32,229||50.4||9.9|
|Republican||Kip Bateman (incumbent)||34,865||60.3|
|Republican||Kip Bateman (incumbent)||21,040||54.6|
|Democratic||Wayne G. Fox||17,378||38.4|
|Republican||Peter J. Biondi||37,788||32.6|
|Democratic||John P. Rooney||20,051||17.3|
|Democratic||James K. Foohey||18,948||16.3|
|Republican||Peter J. Biondi||23,789||30.2||0.2|
|Republican||Peter J. Biondi||41,008||30.0||1.4|
|Democratic||Amedeo D’Adamo, Jr.||23,920||17.5||1.3|
|Republican||Walter J. Kavanaugh||22,359||28.6||2.7|
|Democratic||Joseph Tricarico, Jr||14,683||18.8||0.0|
|Democratic||Mitchell E. Ignatoff, Jr||13,553||17.4||0.6|
|Republican||Christopher “Kip” Bateman||44,646||32.0||1.7|
|Republican||Walter J. Kavanaugh||43,703||31.3||4.2|
|Democratic||Amedeo F. D’Adamo, Jr.||23,438||16.8||1.7|
|Initiative and Referendum||James N. Carides||1,510||1.1||N/A|
- Senator Bateman's legislative web page, New Jersey Legislature. Accessed April 23, 2008.
- Assembly Member Christopher 'Kip' Bateman, Project Vote Smart. Accessed August 10, 2007.
- Official List Candidate Returns for State Senate For November 2007 General Election, New Jersey Department of State, December 3, 2007. Accessed June 22, 2012.
- Magyar, Mark (April 11, 2011). "Redistricting scrambles Morris and Somerset districts". Echoes Sentinel. Retrieved July 4, 2015.
- Duffy, Erin (November 8, 2011). "State Sens. Greenstein and Turner easily win re-election". The Times of Trenton. Retrieved July 4, 2015.
- Cuyler, Greta (November 6, 2013). "16th District Incumbents Win Re-Election". Princeton Patch. Retrieved July 4, 2015.
- "Senate passes budget 31-6". New Jersey Globe. Retrieved 20 June 2019.
- Legislative Roster 2016-2017 Session, New Jersey Legislature. Accessed September 14, 2016.
- "2017-official-general-election-results-state-senate.pdf" (PDF). New Jersey Secretary of State. Retrieved 6 April 2019.
- "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.
- Official List Candidate Returns for State Senate For November 2011 General Election, New Jersey Department of State, December 14, 2011. Accessed June 22, 2012.
- "05831236.pdf" (PDF). New Jersey Secretary of State. Retrieved 6 April 2019.
- "2003g_a_candidate_tally.pdf" (PDF). New Jersey Secretary of State. Retrieved 6 April 2019.
- "2001-general-elect-gen-assembly-tallies.pdf" (PDF). New Jersey Secretary of State. Retrieved 6 April 2019.
- "1999-general-elect-gen-assembly-candidate-tallies.pdf" (PDF). New Jersey Secretary of State. Retrieved 6 April 2019.
- "1997-general-election-results-state-assembly.pdf" (PDF). New Jersey Secretary of State. Retrieved 6 April 2019.
- "NJ General Assembly 16". Our Campaigns. Retrieved September 30, 2017.
- "1993-general-election-results-state-sen-gen-assembly.pdf" (PDF). New Jersey Secretary of State. Retrieved 6 April 2019.
- Senator Christoper 'Kip' Bateman's Official Site
- Senator Bateman's legislative web page, New Jersey Legislature
- New Jersey Legislature financial disclosure forms
- Senator Christopher 'Kip' Bateman, Project Vote Smart
|New Jersey Senate|
Walter J. Kavanaugh
| Member of the New Jersey Senate for the 16th District
January 8, 2008 – present
|New Jersey General Assembly|
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