Silicon Valley lawmaker endorses Chivukula

A West Coast federal lawmaker supports New Jerseyans sending Assemblyman Upendra Chivukula to Congress.

U.S. Rep. Mike Honda (D-Cali) recently issued an endorsement of Chivukula’s CD 12 bid.

The lawmaker is vying for the Democratic Party’s nomination against Assemblywoman Bonnie Watson Coleman, Sen. Linda Greenstein and Princeton professor Andrew Zwicker.

Honda wrote:

“Upendra is a longtime friend and I know personally of his deep commitment to the people he serves. Throughout his career, he has stood up for progressive values, from championing immigration reform as the first sponsor of the DREAM Act in New Jersey, to standing up for seniors and fighting to bring good jobs and opportunity to working families. We have worked together to elect more strong Democrats to Congress, and I am excited that Upendra is now running himself.

“Beyond his deep commitment to his community, I am impressed by Upendra’s professional experience as an engineer and the unique perspective that provides him as an Assemblyman. When my friend and colleague Rep. Holt retires, Congress will lose a strong voice for science, progress and innovation.  As a former science teacher myself, I’m confident that Upendra Chivukula will continue a needed focus and voice in Congress for science and innovation.

“We need more Representatives in Congress who will take the compassionate and analytical approach that Upendra Chivukula brings to everything he does.  On June 3rd, I urge the voters of the 12th District to vote for Upendra Chivukula.”

Silicon Valley lawmaker endorses Chivukula