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NJ Rep. Donald Payne Jr. dies at 65



NJ Rep. Donald Payne Jr. dies at 65

Rep. Donald Payne Jr. died Wednesday, Gov. Phil Murphy reported. He has been hospitalized since struggling a coronary heart assault from diabetes problems on April 6.

A Newark native, Payne was first elected to symbolize New Jersey’s tenth Congressional District in Washington in 2012, succeeding his father within the publish. He additionally served on the Metropolis Council in Newark and as a freeholder in Essex County.

The 65-year-old congressman was in steady situation beneath physician’s care, stated an announcement launched by his workplace on April 17.

The governor stated he and first girl Tammy Murphy are “deeply saddened by the tragic passing of our good friend, and a steadfast champion for the individuals of New Jersey.”

Congressman Donald Payne Jr. speaks at the press conference along the Hackensack River. Wednesday, September 7, 2022

“Along with his signature bow tie, large coronary heart, and tenacious spirit, Donald embodied the perfect of public service. As a former union employee and toll collector, he deeply understood the struggles our working households face, and he fought valiantly to serve their wants, each single day,” Murphy stated. “Donald’s love will dwell on within the properties of his neighbors in Newark, who now have entry to secure ingesting water, and within the good-paying jobs he helped create for his brothers and sisters in labor.”

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