District 10 (Incumbent)
The Honorable Donald M. Payne, Jr., a Newark native, has worked as a tireless advocate for New Jersey’s working families for over two decades, fighting to create jobs, increase health and economic security, and invest in education.
Congressman Payne, Jr., is a member of the Committee on Homeland Security where he serves as Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Communications, as well as the Subcommittee on Oversight and Management Efficiency. He also serves on the Committee on Small Business where he works to expand access to capital for small business owners and increase jobs training. And, he is a member of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC).
Congressman Payne, Jr was first elected to Congress in November 2012 following the untimely death of his father, respected former Congressman Donald M. Payne, Sr., who represented New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives for twenty-three years. Prior, Payne Jr. served as Newark Municipal Council President and Essex County Freeholder-at-Large. He attended Kean College (now Kean University).
Congressman Donald Payne Jr. lives in Newark with his wife and their 15-year-old triplets.