Center for Political Awareness

Donald M. Payne, Jr.

US Representative

New Jersey

10th District

Tenure: November 6, 2012-April 24, 2024

Term Ends: April 24, 2024

Brief Bio

PAYNE, Donald, Jr., (son of Donald Milford Payne), a Representative from New Jersey; born in Newark, Essex County, N.J., December 17, 1958; graduated from Hillside High School, Hillside, N.J., 1976; attended Kean College, Union, N.J.; member of the New Jersey highway authority, 1990-1996; member of the Essex County educational services commission; freeholder-at-large, Essex County, N.J., board of freeholders, 2005-2012; at-large representative, Newark, N.J., city council, 2006-2012, president, 2010-2012; elected simultaneously as a Democrat to the One Hundred Twelfth and One Hundred Thirteenth Congresses, by special election, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of United States Representative Donald Milford Payne, and reelected to the five succeeding Congresses. Donald Payne Jr. passed away on April 24, 2024. (November 6, 2012-April 24, 2024). On April 6, 2024, Payne was hospitalized following a “cardiac episode”. He remained unconscious and on a ventilator until his death on April 24, 2024, at the age of 65.

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