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Encyclopedia > Donald M. Payne
Donald Milford Payne

Born July 16, 1934
Newark, New Jersey
Office Representative
Predecessor Peter Rodino
Successor Incumbent
Political party Democrat

Donald Milford Payne (b. July 16, 1934) is an American Democratic Party politician from the state of New Jersey, representing the state's 10th Congressional district (map) in the U.S. House of Representatives which emcompasses most of the city of Newark, parts of Jersey City and Elizabeth, and suburban towns in Essex and Union counties. Image File history File links Donald_Payne. ... July 16 is the 197th day (198th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 168 days remaining. ... 1934 (MCMXXXIV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... Skyline of downtown Newark as seen from the Newark Bay Bridge. ... Peter Wallace Rodino Jr. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. ... July 16 is the 197th day (198th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 168 days remaining. ... 1934 (MCMXXXIV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. ... A politician is an individual who is a formally recognized and active member of a government, or a person who influences the way a society is governed through an understanding of political power and group dynamics. ... A state of the United States (a U.S. state) is any one of the fifty states (four of which officially favor the term commonwealth) which, along with the District of Columbia, form the United States of America. ... Official language(s) None, English de facto Capital Trenton Largest city Newark Area  Ranked 47th  - Total 8,729 sq mi (22,608 km²)  - Width 70 miles (110 km)  - Length 150 miles (240 km)  - % water 14. ... New Jerseys Tenth Congressional District is currently represented by Democrat Donald Payne. ... The House of Representatives is the larger of two houses that make up the U.S. Congress, the other being the United States Senate. ... Skyline of downtown Newark as seen from the Newark Bay Bridge. ... Location Location of Jersey City within New Jersey. ... Map of Elizabeth in Union County Elizabeth is a City located in Union County, New Jersey, in the United States. ... Essex County is a county located in the northeastern part of the state of New Jersey. ... Union County is a county located in the state of New Jersey. ...


Payne was born in Newark, New Jersey and did his undergraduate studies at Seton Hall University. After graduating from Seton Hall, he pursued post-graduate studies in Springfield College in Massachusetts. Before being elected to Congress in 1988, Payne served in the Newark Municipal Council, was on the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders, was an executive at Prudential Financial, was Vice President of Urban Data Systems Inc., and was a teacher in the Newark public school system. For other uses of the name Seton Hall see Seton Hall Seton Hall University is a Roman Catholic university in South Orange, New Jersey, 14 miles (23 km) from New York City. ... Springfield College is a college located in Springfield, Massachusetts. ... The Board of Chosen Freeholders is the legislative body in each of the 21 counties in New Jersey. ... This article refers to Prudential Financial, based in the United States. ...


Payne ran against Congressman Peter Rodino in the 1980 and 1986 Democratic primaries but lost both times. Rodino retired in 1988 and Payne easily won his seat in the House of Representatives to become New Jersey's first and currently only African-American member of Congress. Since his election to Congress he has won all 9 successive elections without much challenge. In 2002, Payne ran against no Republican opponent gaining 84.5% of the vote, winning the highest margin of the vote than in any other New Jersey Congressional race. In the 2004 Congressional race the Republicans again had no candidate on the ballot and Payne easily won, with 97% of the vote, against Green Party candidate Toy-Ling Washington [1] and Socialist Workers Party candidate Sara J. Lobman. Peter Wallace Rodino Jr. ... The chamber of the United States House of Representatives is located in the south wing of the Capitol building, in Washington, D.C.. This photograph shows a rare glimpse of the four vote tallying boards (the blackish squares across the top), which display each members name and vote as... In American politics, the Green Party is a third party which has been active in some areas since the 1980s, but first gained widespread public attention for Ralph Naders presidential runs in 1996 and 2000. ... The Socialist Workers Party is a communist political party in the United States. ...


Payne's voting record is considered to be the most consistently liberal of all other New Jersey Congressmen. He is pro-choice and against the death penalty. He is a member, and former chair, of the Congressional Black Caucus and was chosen in 2002 by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to serve on the Democratic Steering Committee. The Democratic Steering Committee chooses which House Committees each individual Democratic Congressmen will serve on and also plays a crucial part in shaping the Democratic legislative agenda. In international issues Payne has been active in issues relating to Africa, particularly that of the current conflict in the Darfur region of Sudan. In June 22, 2001 Payne was arrested after protesting against the Sudanese government at Sudan's Embassy in Washington, D.C.[2] He is an endorser of the Genocide Intervention Network. It has been suggested that Anti-abortion movement be merged into this article or section. ... Capital punishment, or the death penalty, is the execution of a convicted criminal by the State as punishment for crimes known as capital crimes or capital offenses. ... The Congressional Black Caucus is an organization representing African American members of the Congress of the United States. ... Representative Nancy Pelosi Nancy Patricia DAlesandro Pelosi (born March 26, 1940) is the Minority Leader of the United States House of Representatives. ... The country of Sudan The Darfur conflict is an ongoing conflict in the Darfur region of western Sudan, mainly between the Janjaweed, a militia group recruited from local Arab tribes, and the non-Arab peoples of the region. ... Darfur (Arabic دار فور, meaning home of the Fur) is a region of far western Sudan, bordering the Central African Republic, Libya, and Chad. ... June 22 is the 173rd day of the year (174th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 192 days remaining. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... The Genocide Intervention Network (or GI-Net) is a non-profit organization that envisions a world in which the global community is willing and able to protect civilians from genocidal violence. ...


Payne received an "A" on the Drum Major Institute's 2005 Congressional Scorecard on middle-class issues[1]. The Drum Major Institute for Public Policy is a non-partisan, non-profit policy institute founded during the civil rights movement. ...


Payne's brother, William D. Payne, serves in the New Jersey General Assembly representing the 29th legislative district of New Jersey. Payne's nephew, Craig A. Stanley, also serves in the General Assembly representing the 28th legislative district. Assemblyman William D. Payne William D. Payne has served in the New Jersey General Assembly since 1998 and represents the 29th legislative district. ... The New Jersey General Assembly is the lower house of the New Jersey Legislature. ... The Legislature of New Jersey is the U.S. state of New Jerseys legislative branch, seated in the New Jersey State House at the states capital, Trenton. ... Assemblyman Craig A. Stanley Craig A. Stanley (born November 20, 1955) has served in the New Jersey General Assembly since 1996 and represents the 28th legislative district. ... The Legislature of New Jersey is the U.S. state of New Jerseys legislative branch, seated in the New Jersey State House at the states capital, Trenton. ...


Committee assignments

The Committee on Education and the Workforce is a committee of the United States House of Representatives. ... The U.S. House Committee on International Relations (also known as the House International Relations Committee, the House Foreign Relations Committee or the House Foreign Affairs Committee), is a standing committee of the United States House of Representatives which is in charge of bills and investigations related to the foreign... Ranking member, in American politics, is a term used to refer to the member of a committee in Congress who is the longest-serving member of the party not in the majority (the longest-serving member of the majority is the chairman). ...

References

  1. ^ Congress at the Midterm: Their 2005 Middle-Class Record, accessed June 28, 2006

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New Jersey Congressional Delegation currently serving in the United States Congress
Senators : Frank Lautenberg (D), Robert Menendez (D)
Representative(s) : Dist 1: Robert E. Andrews (D), Dist 2: Frank A. LoBiondo (R), Dist 3: H. James Saxton (R), Dist 4: Christopher H. Smith (R), Dist 5: Scott Garrett (R), Dist 6: Frank Pallone Jr. (D), Dist 7: Michael Ferguson (R), Dist 8: William J. Pascrell Jr. (D), Dist 9: Steven R. Rothman (D), Dist 10: Donald M. Payne (D), Dist 11: Rodney P. Frelinghuysen (R), Dist 12: Rush D. Holt Jr. (D), Dist 13: vacant

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