Meet Amanda

Delegate Amanda Batten represents the 71st District in the Virginia House of Delegates. First elected in 2019, Amanda is Caucus Chair of the House Republicans. She is a member of the House Courts of Justice, House Education, and House Public Safety Committees. Amanda also serves on the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation Board of Trustees, the Joint Subcommittee on Recurrent Flooding, and the Governor’s Aerospace Advisory Council. Prior to her election, Amanda worked as a legislative aide.

Amanda resides in Toano with her husband, Rick. Her son, Troy, is a recent Virginia Tech graduate. She is currently a James City County Ruritan member, a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Auxiliary Post 4639, a board member of the Colonial Virginia Council of the Boy Scouts of America. Amanda previously served on the board of the Thomas Nelson Community College Educational Foundation, the Virginia Symphony Society, and as president of the Providence Classical School Board. A graduate of Ashford University, Amanda has also completed the University of Virginia’s Sorensen Political Leaders Program and the Greater Williamsburg Chamber & Tourism Alliance’s LEAD Historic Triangle program. 

The 71st District includes portions of James City County, the eastern half of New Kent County, and the entire City of Williamsburg.