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Last updated Sep. 08, 2014

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

District: 10th District
Political Highlights: Essex County Board of Freeholders, 2006-12; Newark Municipal Council, 2006-12; U.S. House of Representatives, 2012-present
Born: Dec. 16, 1958; Newark, N.J.
Residence: Newark
Religion: Baptist
Family: Wife, Beatrice Payne; three children
Education: Kean College, attended 1976-78
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 2012 (2nd full term)
Committee Assignments: Homeland Security (Emergency Preparedness, Response & Communications - Ranking Member; Transportation Security); Small Business

Election History
2014generalDonald Payne (D) 95,73485.4
Yolanda Dentley (R) 14,15412.6
Gwendolyn Franklin (NTH) 1,2371.1
Dark Angel (X) 9980.9
2012generalDonald Payne (D) 201,43587.6
Brian Kelemen (R) 24,27110.6
Joanne Miller (CHA) 3,1271.4
Mick Erickson (LIBERT) 1,2270.5
2012specialDonald Payne (D) 166,41397.4
Joanne Miller (CHA) 4,5002.6
Roll Call Vitals


on the House Seniority List

Fellow New Jersey Rep. Christopher H. Smith (R) is 12th.


New Jersey is 8th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.


Twitter Followers (@repdonaldpayne)

Rep. Donald M. Payne Jr. has no appearances on Sunday talk shows.

Sen. Bernard Sanders (I-Vt.) has the most appearances so far this year.

Roll Call and CQ Weekly use ratings assigned by the Rothenberg Political Report, which are defined as follows: SAFE: As of today, the party indicated is all but certain to win the seat. FAVORED: One candidate has a substantial advantage, but an upset is still possible. LEAN: The party indicated has the edge, but the outcome is less certain than for races rated as favored. TILT: The outcome is effectively regarded as a tossup for each of these highly competitive seats, although the party indicated has a slight edge. TOSSUP: Neither party has an edge in these contests.