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Candidate Profile: Amanda E. Batten (Va. District 71)

October 3, 2023

 First elected in 2019, Delegate Amanda Batten currently serves as Majority Caucus Chair in the Virginia House of Delegates. She is a member of the House Commerce and Energy, House Rules, House Education, and House Public Safety Committees.

General Assembly Candidates Face off at Greater Williamsburg Chamber of Commerce Forum

September 19, 2023

Some folks show up in Richmond because they have absolutely the very best idea that is going to revolutionize everything in Virginia, and they are there to make sure that that happens. And, maybe they do have the best idea. And some folks are there because they are very wed to your party ideology and there’s nothing wrong with that either. We all certainly represent our respective parties,” Batten explained. “But having worked as a legislative aide for legislators in this area for a number of years, I think I bring a different perspective to Richmond. I look at everyone in this room, the organizations that you represent and that you serve, and I carry those ideas with me to Richmond. I strive every day to listen very carefully to what the folks in our community really want. I recognize that we are unique in relation to all the other areas of the Commonwealth.

Del. Amanda Batten seeks another term — this time in a redrawn district

August 9, 2023

Del. Amanda Batten said she is eager to serve constituents for a third term in the House of Delegates.

James Pest Control Recognized by Virginia General Assembly

June 30, 2023

The company was presented with Virginia General Assembly Resolution No. 567 in recognition of 50 years in business and its contributions to the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Triggered by doughnuts?

May 26, 2023

On “The Ingraham Angle”, Virginia Republican state Del. Amanda Batten says she tried to “show appreciation to teachers,” but the local teachers’ union criticized her gesture.

A Republican lawmaker delivered doughnuts to teachers. Then came a political food fight

May 23, 2023

Earlier this month, Virginia Del. Amanda Batten, R-James City, bought almost 1,000 doughnuts and set out to give them to public school teachers working in her Williamsburg-area district.

Delegate Amanda Batten secures the Republican nomination in bid to seek re-election to the House of Delegates

April 6, 2023

Delegate Amanda Batten (R⎯James City County) is officially the Republican nominee for the 71st District in the Virginia House of Delegates.

Peninsula lawmakers reflect on General Assembly session with community leaders

March 17, 2023

Local lawmakers met in Williamsburg to participate in a post-session legislative forum hosted by the Greater Williamsburg Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday.

General Assembly Post-Session Forum Follow Up

March 16, 2023

The forum, hosted by the Greater Williamsburg Chamber of Commerce, featured Sen. Norment, Sen. Mamie Locke, Sen. Monty Mason, and Delegate Amanda Batten.

Daily Work of Justice series hosts event with public officials, community members

March 7, 2023

Thursday, March 2, the College of William and Mary Office of Community Engagement facilitated a community discussion about democracy as part of the Daily Work of Justice conversation series in, Sadler Tidewater A.