Dignitaries to deliver tributes to Congressman Payne

NEWARK – Those scheduled to deliver tributes today to U.S. Rep. Donald Payne (D-10) at his funeral in the Metropolitan Baptist Church:

Hon. Chris Christie, New Jersey Governor

Hon. Eric H. Holder, Jr., Attorney General of the United States

Hon. James E. Clyburn, Assistant Democratic Leader, U.S. House of Representatives

Hon. William Bull, Sr., Ambassador, Embassy of the Republic of Liberia

Hon. William Clinton, 42nd President of the United States

Hon. Raymond L. LaHood, Secretary, U.S. Department of Transportation

Hon. Lisa Jackson, Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Hon. Frank Lautenberg, Member, U.S. Senate

Hon. Emanuel Cleaver, II, Chairman, Congressional Black Caucus

Hon. Philip Thigpen, Chairman, Essex County Democratic Committee

Hon. Sheila Oliver, Speaker, New Jersey General Assembly

Hon. John Lewis, Member, U.S. House of Representatives

Hon. Sheila Jackson Lee, Board Member, Congressional Black Caucus Foundation

Hon. Cory Booker, Mayor of Newark

Hon. Joseph DiVincenzo, Essex County Executive

Frank Khiene, YMCA 

Lee Fisher, Chairman, South Ward Democratic Committee

Marcellus King, Former Student

Betty Neals, Junior Leaguers, Alumnus

Ted Dagne, Senior Advisor, President of South Sudan

Rev. Al Sharpton, National Action Network

Hon. Robert Bowser, Mayor, City of East Orange

Pastor Keith D. Wright, He Is Sovereign Ministries

Honorable Sybil Elias, Chief Judge, Orange Municipal Court

William J. Ewing, Seton Hall Classmate

Lawrence Hamm, Chairman, People’s Organization for Progress

Rev. Jesse Jackson, Rainbow Push Coalition

Dignitaries to deliver tributes to Congressman Payne