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PAYNE, Donald, Jr.

PAYNE, Donald, Jr.
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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 (November 6, 2012-present).

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Committee Assignments

  • House Committee - Homeland Security
    • Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Recovery - Chair
  • House Committee - Small Business
  • House Committee - Transportation and Infrastructure
    • Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials - Chair
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