Vote May 6, 2014

About Bert Bateman

I was born and raised in Newport News and graduated from Hampden-Sydney College in 1980 with a degree in Government/Foreign Affairs and History. I hold the position of Senior Vice President at TowneBank (Oyster Point Business Park) in the commercial banking division.

I have been married to my wife, Mary, for 30 years and have three children: Emmy, Hank and Sam.

My civic service includes the following:

* Full Resumé on the City Council Page

"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

Councilman Bateman and His Family


Bert was born in Newport  News. He lived on Shoe Lane most of his life. He and his wife Mary have three children: Emmy 26, Hank 24 and Sam 18.

Bert taught school for two years after graduating from Hampden-Sydney. Bert has been a banker for over 30 years and is now a Senior Vice President at TowneBank. Bert and Mary have been married for 30 years. They live on Parkway Drive in Riverside. Mary graduated from Christopher Newport University with a degree in elementary education. She started out her career as a teacher in the Newport News School Division in 1981, and is currently the leader of the pre-school screening team for the Newport News School Division.