The Middlesex County State Assembly delegation has endorsed Sheila Oliver (D-East Orange) for Assembly Speaker, County Chairman Joseph Spicuzzo announced today.
The four incumbents who live in Middlesex — Peter Barnes (D-Edison), Joseph Egan (D-New Brunswick), Patrick Diegnan (D-South Brunswick), and Linda Greenstein (D-Plainsboro) — are backing Oliver. So is Upendra Chivukula (D-Franklin), a Somerset County Assemblyman who represents part of Middlesex, and former Judge Craig Coughlin, who is the Democratic Assembly candidate in District 19.
John Wisniewski (D-Sayreville) announced his support of Oliver last week, as did two Union County Democrats who represent part of Middlesex, Gerald Green (D-Plainfield) and Linda Stender (D-Fanwood).
"Assemblywoman Oliver is an effective legislator and has shown solid leadership during her tenure," said Spicuzzo. "We believe that she will do great job as the next Assembly Speaker."