New Jersey's 10th congressional district

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New Jersey's 10th congressional district
New Jersey's 10th congressional district (2013).svg
District map as of 2013
Current Representative Donald Payne Jr. (DNewark)
Distribution
  • 100.00% urban
  • 0.00% rural
Population (2010) 732,658
Ethnicity
Cook PVI D+34

New Jersey's 10th congressional district is an urban congressional district in the U.S. state of New Jersey. The district consists of portions of Essex, Hudson and Union counties, and includes the cities of Newark and Orange.

The district's seat is represented by Democrat Donald Payne Jr. It was represented by his father, Donald M. Payne, from 1989 to 2012, and became vacant as a result of Payne's death from March 6, 2012, until November 15, 2012, when his son was sworn into office.[1] He has also been elected to a full term starting on January 3, 2013.

The district from 2003 to 2013

Counties and municipalities in the district[edit]

For the 113th and successive Congresses (based on redistricting following the 2010 Census), the district will contain portions of three counties and all or portions of 18 municipalities.[2]

Essex County:

Bloomfield (part; also 11th), East Orange, Glen Ridge, Irvington, Maplewood, Montclair (part; also 11th), Newark (part; also 8th), Orange, South Orange, West Orange (part; also 11th)

Hudson County:

Bayonne (part; also 8th), Jersey City (part; also 8th)

Union County:

Hillside, Linden, Rahway, Roselle, Roselle Park, Union Township (part; also 7th)

History[edit]

The 10th congressional district (together with the 9th) was created starting with the 58th United States Congress in 1903, based on redistricting predicated on the results of the 1900 census.

Recent election results[edit]

Election results from U.S. presidential races[edit]

Year Office Winner / Results
2016 President Clinton 85 - 13%
2012 President Obama 88 - 11.5%
2008 President Obama 87 - 13%
2004 President Kerry 82 - 18%
2000 President Gore 83 - 16%

Election results from U.S. House races[edit]

United States House of Representatives 10th congressional district election in New Jersey, 1988[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Donald M. Payne, Newark 84,681 77.35%
Republican Michael Webb, East Orange 13,848 12.65%
Independent Anthony Imperiale, Newark 5,422 4.95%
Socialist Workers Mindy Birdno, Newark 4,539 4.15%
Independent Alvin Curtis, Jersey City 551 0.50%
Independent Alan Bowser, East Orange 432 0.40%
Majority 70,833 64.70%
Turnout 109,473 100.00%

List of representatives[edit]

Representative Party Years Note
District created March 4, 1903
No image.svg Allan Langdon McDermott Democratic March 4, 1903 –
March 3, 1907
Redistricted from the 7th district
No image.svg James A. Hamill Democratic March 4, 1907 –
March 3, 1913
Redistricted to the 12th district
EdwardWTownsend.jpg Edward W. Townsend Democratic March 4, 1913 –
March 3, 1915
Redistricted from the 7th district
FrederickRLehlbach.jpg Frederick R. Lehlbach Republican March 4, 1915 –
March 3, 1933
Redistricted to the 12th district
Fred A. Hartley, Jr..jpeg Fred A. Hartley Jr. Republican March 4, 1933 –
January 3, 1949
Redistricted from the 8th district
Peter Rodino.jpg Peter W. Rodino Democratic January 3, 1949 –
January 3, 1989
First elected in 1948

Retired
Donald Payne, Official Portrait, c122th Congress.jpg Donald M. Payne Democratic January 3, 1989 –
March 6, 2012
First elected in 1988
Re-elected in 1990
Re-elected in 1992
Re-elected in 1994
Re-elected in 1996
Re-elected in 1998
Re-elected in 2000
Re-elected in 2002
Re-elected in 2004
Re-elected in 2006
Re-elected in 2008
Re-elected in 2010
Died
Vacant March 6, 2012 –
November 6, 2012
PayneDMJr.jpeg Donald Payne Jr. Democratic November 6, 2012 –
Present
First elected to finish his father's term
Elected to full term in 2012
Re-elected in 2014
Re-elected in 2016

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hernandez, Raymond. "Donald M. Payne, First Black Elected to Congress From New Jersey, Dies at 77", The New York Times, March 6, 2012. Accessed March 7, 2012. "Representative Donald M. Payne, a former chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus who achieved a long-held goal of becoming the first black congressman from New Jersey, died on Tuesday in Livingston, N.J. He was 77."
  2. ^ Plan Components Report, New Jersey Redistricting Commission, December 23, 2011. Accessed November 6, 2016.
  3. ^ "Our Campaigns - NJ District 10 - Nov 08, 1988". 

Coordinates: 40°43′N 74°17′W / 40.72°N 74.28°W / 40.72; -74.28