Franklin Twp. Democratic Committee Chairman Joe Danielsen won the support of the Democratic Committee in the 17th Legislative District earlier today in a special convention.
Danielsen wants to succeed former Assemblyman Upendra Chivukula, who last week formally took the oath of office as a commissioner with the Board of Public Utilities.
Danielsen beat Jim Walsh of New Brunswick by a vote of 118 to eight.
Danielsen will fill Chivukula’s seat and run to secure a full, two-year term next year.