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Upendra J. Chivukula

Upendra J. Chivukula is an American Democratic Party politician, who has served in the New Jersey General Assembly since 2002, where he represents the 17th Legislative District.
In 2001, Chivukula became the first Indian-American elected to the New Jersey General Assembly and the fourth Indian-American in the United States to be elected to state office.
Chivukula has been the Assembly's Deputy Speaker since 2007. He serves in the Assembly on the Telecommunications and Utilities Committee (as Chair) and the Appropriations Committee.
Assemblyman Chivukula previously served on the Franklin Township Council, joining in 1997, and serving as its Mayor in 2000 and its Deputy Mayor in 1998. In Franklin Township, he has also served on the Franklin Township Community Foundation, Finance Oversight Committee, Traffic Management Committee, Fire Prevention Board, Emergency Life Support Delivery, Integrated Communications Committee, Emergency Management, Franklin Township Planning Board, Economic Development Committee, Community / Senior Center Steering Committee and the Bicentennial Celebration Committee. Chivukula has served on the ... » Read more on Wikipedia.org

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New Alternative Fuel Plant
2012-06-27
Dr. Samia's remarks were echoed by NJ Assemblyman Upendra J. Chivukula of Legislative District 17, who is known as New Jersey's “Mr. Energy” for his sponsorship of innovative legislation that has made New Jersey a national leader in solar energy.
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  1. Hillsborough Company a Leader in Alternative Fuel

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Turning biomass into gas for cars
2012-06-22
Kip Bateman; Upendra J. Chivukula, state Assemblyman and deputy speaker; Robert Marshall, assistant commissioner of the state Department of Environmental Protection; and Joseph L. Fiordaliso, commissioner of the state Board of Public Utilities, came ...
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  1. Investor jostles U.S. Congress on energy subsidies
  2. Turning biomass into gas for cars

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Lance 'Getting to Know' New Turf
2012-06-07
While not discounting Democratic candidate Upendra J. Chivukula, a state assemblyman from Franklin Township, Lance will be working closely on a transition to learning more about the new towns alongside US Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen, ...
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  1. Long Hill Township voters like Larsen over Lance in 7th Congressional District ...

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Good move by Christie: He vetoes the Obamacare exchange
2012-05-10
Primary sponsors of A-2171 include Assemblymembers Herb Conaway, Jr. (D-Burlington, Gloucester), Troy Singleton (D-Burlington, Gloucester), Upendra Chivukula (D-Middlesex, Somerset) and Ruben J. Ramos, Jr. (D-Hudson). A copy of the Governor's veto ...
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  1. Governor Chris Christie Vetoes Health Care Exchange Legislation

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Chivukula re-elected to NJ Assembly for sixth time
2011-11-15
PTI | 03:11 PM,Nov 15,2011 New Jersey (US), Nov 15 (PTI) Indian-origin Assembly Deputy Speaker Upendra J Chivukula has been re-elected as a member of New Jersey General Assembly for the sixth consecutive term. The only South Asian lawmaker in the ...
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  1. Chivukula Re-Elected to New Jersey Assembly