Vote button trans.png
April's Project of the Month
It's spring time. It's primary election season!
Click here to find all the information you'll need to cast your ballot.




Donald Payne, Jr.

From Ballotpedia
Revision as of 11:40, 16 May 2013 by Jennifer S (Talk | contribs)

Jump to: navigation, search
Donald Payne Jr.
DonaldPayneJr.jpg
U.S. House, New Jersey, District 10
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 2013-present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 1
PartyDemocratic
PredecessorDonald M. Payne (D)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$553,327
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Newark Municipal Council
2006-Present
freeholder-at-large, Essex County
2006-Present
Education
Bachelor'sKean College (attended)
Personal
BirthdayDecember 17, 1958
Place of birthNewark, New Jersey
ProfessionDistrict leader
ReligionBaptist
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Donald Payne Jr. is a Democratic member of the U.S. House representing the 10th Congressional District of New Jersey. His father, Donald Payne Sr., represented New Jersey's 10th until his death in March 2012. Payne was elected to succeed his father in the general election on November 6, 2012.[1]

Biography

Payne served as president of Newark's city council.[2] He has served on the city council for two terms and has served three terms as Essex County freeholder.[3]

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Payne serves on the following committees:[4]

Issues

Legacy

Payne Jr. ran for the seat left empty by the death of his father, Donald Payne Sr. Payne Jr. has stated, "I feel I am the best person at this time to follow in the legacy of Donald Payne and continue to serve in the manner to which you’ve been accustomed to being served for the last 23 years."[3]

Payne Jr. had a bit of a setback on the issue of legacy when he was the only Democratic candidate unable to name any of his father's accomplishments in Congress.[3]

Elections

2012

See also: New Jersey's 10th congressional district elections, 2012

Payne ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing New Jersey's 10th District. He defeated Ronald C. Rice, Nia Gill, Dennis Flynn, Wayne Smith, and Cathy Wright in the June 5 Democratic primary and faced Republican Brian Kelemen in the November general election.[5][6]

U.S. House, New Jersey District 10 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDonald Payne Jr. Incumbent 87.6% 201,435
     Republican Brian Kelemen 10.5% 24,271
     Libertarian Mick Erickson 0.5% 1,227
     Independent Joanne Miller 1.4% 3,127
Total Votes 230,060
Source: New Jersey Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"
New Jersey's 10th Congressional District Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDonald Payne Jr. 59.6% 36,576
Ronald C. Rice 19.5% 11,939
Dennis Flynn 1.3% 779
Nia Gill 16.6% 10,207
Wayne Smith 2.2% 1,356
Cathy Wright 0.8% 501
Total Votes 61,358

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Payne is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Payne raised a total of $553,327 during that time period. This information was last updated on April 23, 2013.[7]

Donald Payne, Jr.'s Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 US House (New Jersey, District 10) Won $553,327
Grand Total Raised $553,327

2012

Breakdown of the source of Payne's campaign funds before the 2012 election.

Payne won election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Payne's campaign committee raised a total of $553,327 and spent $524,654.[8]

Analysis

Lifetime voting record

See also: Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives

According to the website GovTrack, Payne Jr. missed 4 of 146 roll call votes from November 2012 to April 2013. This amounts to 2.7%, which is worse than the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of March 2013.[9]

Net worth

See also: Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives

2011

OpenSecrets.org does not have financial information for Payne in the year 2011.[10]

Endorsements

2012

Payne was endorsed by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.[11]

He has also been endorsed by the Teamsters union and the New Jersey retail workers union.[12]

A full list of endorsements from unions and state and local officials was available on Payne's campaign website.

Recent news

BallotpediaAvatar bigger.png
Know more information about this profile?
Submit a bio

This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term "Donald + Payne Jr.+ New Jersey + House"

All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.

  • Loading...

External links

Light Bulb Icon.svg.png
Suggest a link


References

Political offices
Preceded by
Donald M. Payne (D)
United States House of Representatives - New Jersey District 10
2013-present
Succeeded by
-