The screening committee of the Somerset County Democratic Party will forward the name of Assemblyman Upendra Chivikula (D-17) to the committee as a whole following a review of three primary contenders last night.
A resident of Franklin Twp., Chivikula is the only candidate of the contenders from Somerset.
Franklin, Bound Brook, South Bound Brook and Manville are the Somerset towns in CD12.
“The committee voted in favor of our native son, and the vote was unanimous,” said Chair Peg Shaffer. “The results of the screening committee will be announced at the convention.”
The convention is scheduled for March 26th.
Assemblywoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-15) and state Sen. Linda Greenstein (D-14) are also seeking support to replace retiring U.S. Rep. Rush Holt (D-12).
Watson Coleman will have the Democratic Party line in Union County.
Mercer holds its convention on the same day as Somerset.
Middlesex will also hold its convention at the end of the month.