Bill Payne loses his own County Committee seat

Assemblyman William Payne, a member of one of Newark’s most powerful political families, lost his bid for re-election to his East Ward Democratic County Committee seat. He lost by a 17-7 vote (71%-29%) to Willie L. Parker. Payne, an Assemblyman since 1997, is the brother of Congressman Donald Payne, the uncle of Essex County Freeholder Donald Payne, Jr., and the cousin of Essex County Democratic Chairman Phil Thigpen.

Bill Payne loses his own County Committee seat