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New Jersey's 10th congressional district


New Jersey's 10th congressional district

New Jersey's 10th congressional district
District map as of 2013
District map as of 2013
Current Representative Donald Payne, Jr. (DNewark)
Distribution 100.00% urban, 0.00% rural
Population (2010) 732,658
Ethnicity 21.42% White, 51.69% Black, 6.41% Asian, 17.67% Hispanic, 0.23% Native American, 2.57% other
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 Donald M. Payne, Jr.. It was represented by Democrat Donald M. Payne from 1989 to 2012, and became vacant as a result of Payne's death on March 6, 2012 until November 15, 2012 when Donald M. Payne, Jr. 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 1
  • History 2
  • Recent election results 3
    • Election results from presidential races 3.1
  • List of representatives 4
  • References 5

Counties and municipalities in the district

For the 113th and successive Congresses (based on redistricting following the 2010 Census), the district will contain portions of 3 counties and all or portions of 18 municipalities.

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)


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

Election results from presidential races

Year Winner / Results
2000 Gore 83 - 16%
2004 Kerry 82 - 18%
2008 Obama 87 - 13%

List of representatives

Representative Party Years Note
District created March 4, 1903
Allan L. McDermott Democratic March 4, 1903 –
March 3, 1907
Redistricted from the 7th district
James A. Hamill Democratic March 4, 1907 –
March 3, 1913
Redistricted to the 12th district
Edward W. Townsend Democratic March 4, 1913 –
March 3, 1915
Redistricted from the 7th district
Frederick R. Lehlbach Republican March 4, 1915 –
March 3, 1933
Redistricted to the 12th district
Fred A. Hartley, Jr. Republican March 4, 1933 –
January 3, 1949
Redistricted from the 8th district
Peter W. Rodino Democratic January 3, 1949 –
January 3, 1989
First elected in 1948

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
Vacant March 6, 2012 –
November 6, 2012
Donald M. Payne, Jr. Democratic November 6, 2012 –
First elected to finish his father's term
Elected to full term in 2012


  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."
  • Martis, Kenneth C. (1989). The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company. 
  • Martis, Kenneth C. (1982). The Historical Atlas of United States Congressional Districts. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company. 
  • Congressional Biographical Directory of the United States 1774–present
  • New Jersey 2011 Congressional Redistricting Commission

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