Delegate Amanda Batten represents the 96th District in the Virginia House of Delegates. First elected in 2019, Amanda also serves as the House Majority Caucus Chair. She is a member of the House Commerce and Energy, House Rules, House Education, and House Public Safety Committees. Additionally, Amanda serves on the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation Board of Trustees, the Commission on Civic Education, the Hampton Roads Transportation Accountability Commission, 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 an engineering major at Virginia Tech. She is currently a James City County Ruritan member and 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.  

This year, Delegate Batten will run to serve the residents of the newly redrawn 71st District, which encompasses much of the present 96th District. The 71st District will include portions of James City and New Kent Counties and the entire City of Williamsburg.