Skip Navigation

Close and don't show again.

Your browser is out of date.

You may not get the full experience here on National Journal.

Please upgrade your browser to any of the following supported browsers:

Payne Seat Expected to Remain Vacant Payne Seat Expected to Remain Vacant

This ad will end in seconds
Close X

Not a member? Learn More »

Forget Your Password?

Don't have an account? Register »

Reveal Navigation

 

Politics

Payne Seat Expected to Remain Vacant

March 6, 2012

The death of Rep. Donald Payne, D-N.J., means that his 10th District seat will remain vacant until Republican Gov. Chris Christie designates a date for an election to fill the void. The election will most likely coincide with the November general election.

State law says that in the case of a congressional vacancy the governor may "designate the next general election day for the election." Using history as a guide, it's most likely that the election will take place in November, as during the past 45 years, special congressional elections in the Garden State have taken place during the month.

Most recently, when then-Rep. Robert Menendez was appointed to the Senate in December of 2005 to fill the remainder of Jon Corzine's Senate term, Albio Sires was elected to fill Menendez's seat in November of 2006 and took office later that month.

The New Jersey primary is June 5th, and a special primary could also coincide with the regularly scheduled primary.

Democrats are at virtually no risk of losing control of the Newark-based 10th District, which President Obama won with 87 percent of the vote in 2008. Payne was on course to face Newark City Councilman Ron Rice in a Democratic primary. Payne's son, Newark Council President Donald Payne Jr., is also expected to seriously consider a campaign to succeed his father.

Job Board
Search Jobs
Biomedical Service Internship Position
American Society of Civil Engineers | Flint, MI
Fire Sprinkler Inspector
American Society of Civil Engineers | Charlotte, NC
Professional Development Program Engineer
American Society of Civil Engineers | Farmington Hills, MI
Deputy Director of Transit Operations
American Society of Civil Engineers | San Jose, CA
Transportation Planner
American Society of Civil Engineers | Salinas, CA
Assistant Professor - Water Resources/Ecological Engineering
American Society of Civil Engineers | Auburn, AL
Product Manager - Chemical Development and Supply - Tulsa, OK
American Society of Civil Engineers | Tulsa, OK
Commissioning Intern
American Society of Civil Engineers | Chicago, IL
Assessment and Remediation Team Lead
American Society of Civil Engineers | Regina, SK
Business Development Manager
American Society of Civil Engineers
Sr. Controls Systems Engineer
American Society of Civil Engineers | Grand Island, NE
Senior Project Manager- Transportation
American Society of Civil Engineers | San Antonio, TX
Materials Engineer 2
American Society of Civil Engineers | IL
Land Surveyor
American Society of Civil Engineers
Quality Engineer
American Society of Civil Engineers | Attica, IN
Comments
comments powered by Disqus