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

  • District: 10th District, Northeast -- parts of Newark, Jersey City and East Orange
  • Residence: Newark
  • Born: December 16, 1958; Newark, N.J.
  • Religion: Baptist
  • Family: Wife, Beatrice Payne; three children
  • Education: Kean College, attended 1976-78
  • Military Service: None
  • Political Highlights: Essex County Board of Freeholders, 2006-12; Newark Municipal Council, 2006-12 (president, 2010-12); U.S. House, 2012-present
  • Elected: Elected: 2012 (1st full term)
  • Committee Assignments: Homeland Security (Emergency Preparedness, Response & Communications - Ranking Member; Oversight and Management Efficiency); Small Business (Economic Growth, Tax & Capital Access)

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State Information: 10th District, Northeast -- parts of Newark, Jersey City and East Orange

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2012 special Donald Payne (D) 166,413 97.4%
Joanne Miller (CHA) 4,500 2.6%
2012 general Donald Payne (D) 201,435 87.6%
Brian Kelemen (R) 24,271 10.6%
Joanne Miller (CHA) 3,127 1.4%
Mick Erickson (LIBERT) 1,227 0.5%
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2012 Barack Obama: 86% Mitt Romney: 13%
2008 Barack Obama: 82% John McCain: 17%




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