Vote May 6, 2014


Councilman Bateman with some of the neighborhood kids.

"Bert Bateman continues a tradition of caring for our community" (from Oyster Pointer Magazine, PDF)

"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

Letter to the Editor, Daily Press

Editor, Daily Press

As a citizen of Newport News Virginia, I am writing this letter in support of Bert Bateman. I have never written a letter of support until now. I have known Bert for many years and through my years as a youth Lacrosse coach, I have had the pleasure of coaching his son and getting to know Bert. I quickly learned that this was a man that was just as involved with his family as well as his community. I have never thought of Bert as a “politician” but rather as a steward of our communities best interests. I could speak of all the various charitable and volunteer organizations he has and is involved in….but everyone knows that. What I have come to know about Bert is that he is a man of integrity and balance. He is never one to tell you what you want to hear, but instead he will listen, counsel and ultimately do what is best for our city. I believe in the consistency of good solid leadership and I know that Bert Bateman is the man, father, friend and Councilman that we, the citizens of Newport News should re-elect.