Vote May 26, 2014
Bert Bateman
"The next several years are crucial to the progress of Newport News. Our leaders must possess vision, drive and commitment to ensure future prosperity." - Bert Bateman

Why I Am Running for Newport News City Council


I believe my background in government, finance and community service gives me a unique perspective and insight to take a leadership role in improving and unifying our City in the following areas:

  • Assuring our citizens of a safe and orderly school system that fosters high academic achievement and prepares students for the highly-technological workforce of the future.
  • Strengthening public safety and reducing violent crime throughout our City.
  • Encouraging economic diversity for the City by making Newport News an attractive place for high-paying, high-technology, environmentally-clean employment opportunities.
  • Effectively manage the flow of traffic throughout the City and obtaining funds for Middleground Boulevard extension ASAP.
  • Improving the long-term financial future of Newport News.
  • Looking to optimize solutions to problems through regional cooperation.