Democrat from New Jersey
Donald Payne became New Jersey's first African-American to be elected to Congress in 1988. A Democrat, Payne represented the state's 10th district, which includes parts of Essex, Hudson and Union counties. He served in office until his death on March 6, 2012.
We want to hear your suggestions and comments. Email the New Jersey Truth-O-Meter with feedback and with claims you'd like to see checked. If you send us a comment, we'll assume you don't mind us publishing it unless you tell us otherwise.