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New Jersey's 10th congressional district

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.

New Jersey's 10th congressional district
New Jersey's 10th congressional district (2013).svg
District map as of 2013
U.S. RepresentativeDonald Payne Jr. (DNewark)
Distribution
  • 100.00% urban
  • 0.00% rural
Population (2010)732,658
Ethnicity
Cook PVID+36[1]

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.[2] He has also been elected to a full term starting on January 3, 2013.

The district from 2003 to 2013

Contents

Counties and municipalities in the districtEdit

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.[3]

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)

HistoryEdit

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 resultsEdit

Election results from U.S. presidential racesEdit

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 racesEdit

United States House of Representatives 10th congressional district election in New Jersey, 1988[4]
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 representativesEdit

Representative Party Years District Home Note Counties/Towns
District created March 4, 1903
  Allan Langdon McDermott Democratic March 4, 1903 –
March 3, 1907
Jersey City Redistricted from the 7th district part of Jersey City
  James A. Hamill Democratic March 4, 1907 –
March 3, 1913
Jersey City Redistricted to the 12th district
  Edward W. Townsend Democratic March 4, 1913 –
March 3, 1915
Montclair Redistricted from the 7th district parts of Essex (excluding Belleville, Bloomfield, East Orange, Glen Ridge, Nutley, Orange, and parts of Newark)
  Frederick R. Lehlbach Republican March 4, 1915 –
March 3, 1933
Newark Redistricted to the 12th district
  Fred A. Hartley Jr. Republican March 4, 1933 –
January 3, 1949
Kearny Redistricted from the 8th district parts of Essex (Belleville, Bloomfield, Glen Ridge, Nutley and parts of Newark) and Hudson (East Newark, Harrison, Kearney)
  Peter W. Rodino Democratic January 3, 1949 –
January 3, 1967
Newark First elected in 1948

Retired
January 3, 1967 –

January 3, 1973

parts of Essex (Belleville, Bloomfield, Cedar Grove,

Glen Ridge, Montclair, Nutley and parts of Newark)

January 3, 1973 –

January 3, 1983

parts of Essex (East Orange, Glen Ridge, Newark)
January 3, 1983 –

January 3, 1985

parts of Essex (East Orange, Irvington, Newark, and Orange)

and Union (Hillside)

January 3, 1985 –

January 3, 1989

parts of Essex (East Orange, Glen Ridge, Irvington, Newark,

and South Orange) and Union (Hillside)

  Donald M. Payne Democratic January 3, 1989 –
January 3, 1993
Newark First elected in 1988
...
Died
January 3, 1993 –

January 3, 2003

parts of Essex, Hudson, and Union
January 3, 2003 – March 6, 2012  

parts of Essex, Hudson, and Union

Vacant (March 6, 2012 – November 6, 2012)
  Donald Payne Jr. Democratic November 6, 2012 –
January 3, 2013
Newark First elected to finish his father's term
Elected to full term in 2012
...

Incumbent

January 3, 2013 – parts of Essex, Hudson, and Union (Hillside, Linden, Rahway, Roselle, Roselle Park and parts of Union Township)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
  2. ^ 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."
  3. ^ Plan Components Report, New Jersey Redistricting Commission, December 23, 2011. Accessed November 6, 2016.
  4. ^ "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