Middlesex delegation unanimously backs Oliver for Speaker

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." Middlesex delegation unanimously backs Oliver for Speaker