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Donald M. Payne, Jr.DEMDemocrat United States Representative, NJ-10
65
Years of Age
19
Years of Experience
NJResidence (state)

Donald Milford Payne Jr. (born December 17, 1958) is an American politician who has been the U.S. representative for New Jersey's 10th congressional district since 2012. A member of the Democratic Party, Payne served as president of the Newark city council from 2010 to 2012.Following the death of his father, U.S. Representative Donald M. Payne, on March 6, 2012, Payne ran in the primary to succeed him in Congress. His father was first elected in 1988 and reelected 11 times without significant opposition. Payne Jr. won the June 5, 2012 Democratic primary election, which is tantamount to election in the heavily Democratic district, and the November 6, 2012 general election.

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Campaign Funding

20
18
$538,431
Total Raised
$568,615
Total Spent
$44,789
Cash on Hand
Top Industries  (1 - 4 of 10) View All Industries
99%
Transportation Unions$51,400
53%
Public Sector Unions$27,750
52%
Building Trade Unions$27,000
52%
Pharmaceuticals/Health Products$26,800
49%
Misc Unions$25,200
48%
Lobbyists$25,100
42%
Railroads$21,999
36%
Electric Utilities$18,500
36%
Industrial Unions$18,500
35%
Air Transport$18,000
Direct campaign contributions grouped by the industry industry of each donor/PAC.

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Funding generally from an organization's PAC or its members/employees. Organizations did not donate directly.
Financial Data Source: Center for Responsive Politics
Education4 - 4 of 2
Hillside High School
1976
Kean University
Past Positions1 - 5 of 5
Representative
United States House of Representatives, New Jersey
2012 - Current
At-Large Representative
City Council of Newark
2006 - 2012
Member
Board of Chosen Freeholders, Essex County, New Jersey
2005 - 2012
President
Municipal Council of Newark
2010 - 2012
Former Director of Student Transportation
Essex County Educational Services Commission
1996 - 2006
Other Experience1 - 29 of 29
Board Member
New Jersey Performing Arts Center
Current
Co-Founder
Embracing Arms
Current
Member
Board of Aljira
Current
Sponsor
March of Dimes March for Babies
Current
Member
New Jersey Highway Authority
1990 - 1996
Former Advisor
Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) Youth in Government Program
Former Board Member
Aljira, a Center for Contemporary Art
Former Board Member
New Jersey Performing Arts Center
Former Developer
Senior Social
Founder
Newark South Ward Junior Democrats
Founder
Above The Rim
Member
Education Committee, United States House of Representatives
Current
Member
Ports, Opportunity, Renewable, Trade, and Security (PORTS) Caucus, United States Congress
Current
Member
Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), United States Congress
Current
Member
Congressional Caucus on Sudan and South Sudan, United States Congress
Current
Member
Congressional Library of Congress Caucus, United States Congress
Current
Member
Congressional Small Business Caucus, United States Congress
Current
Member
Health Committee, United States House of Representatives
Current
Member
Justice Reform Task Force, Congressional Black Caucus, United States Congress
Current
Former Chair
Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response and Recovery, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Subcommittee on Transportation Security, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Oversight, Management, and Accountability
Former Member
Congressional Gun Violence Prevention Task Force, United States Congress
Former Member
Small Business Committee, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Transportation and Protective Security Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Subcommittee on Highways and Transit, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Recreation Committee, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Subcommittee on Border Security, Facilitation, and Operations, United States House of Representatives
Former Ranking Member
Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Communications Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives