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Died on March 6, 2012.

Rep. Donald M. Payne (D-N.J.)

  • District: 10th District, Northeast -- parts of Newark and Jersey City
  • Residence: Newark
  • Born: July 16, 1934; Newark, N.J.
  • Religion: Baptist
  • Family: Widowed; three children
  • Education: Seton Hall U., B.A. 1957 (social studies)
  • Military Service: None
  • Political Highlights: Essex County Board of Freeholders, 1972-78; sought Democratic nomination for Essex County executive, 1978; sought Democratic nomination for U.S. House, 1980; Newark Municipal Council, 1982-88; sought Democratic nomination for U.S. House, 1986; U.S. House, 1989-2012
  • Elected: Elected: 1988 (12th term)
  • Committee Assignments: Education & the Workforce (Early Childhood, Elementary & Secondary Education; Workforce Protections); Foreign Affairs (Africa, Global Health & Human Rights - Ranking Member; Western Hemisphere)
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State Information: 10th District, Northeast -- parts of Newark and Jersey City

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2010 general Donald Payne (D) 95,299 85.2%
Michael Alonso (R) 14,357 12.8%
Robert Toussaint (ANO) 1,141 1%
Joanne Miller (AOC) 1,080 1%
2008 general Donald Payne (D) 169,945 98.9%
Michael Taber (SW) 1,848 1.1%
2006 general Donald Payne (D) 90,264 100%
2004 general Donald Payne (D) 155,697 96.9%
Toy-Ling Washington (GREEN) 2,927 1.8%
Sara Lobman (S) 2,089 1.3%
2002 general Donald Payne (D) 86,433 84.4%
Andrew Wirtz (R) 15,913 15.6%

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