Upendra J. Chivukula
New Jersey Legislature

Assemblyman Upendra Chivukula is the first South Asian American elected to NJ State Assembly and he is the fourth Indian American elected to the state-level office.

Mr. Upendra Chivukula is a longtime resident of Franklin Township. He is married to Dayci Chivukula for 27 years. Together they have raised two children, a son, Suraj and daughter, Damianty.


  • Vice-chairman, Commerce and Economic Development Committee
  • Member, Telecommunications and Utilities Committee
  • Member, Transportation Committee
  • Member, World Languages Instruction Committee
  • Member, Board of Election Canvassers
  • Member, NJ Science and Technology Commission
  • Member, NJ Commerce and Business Growth Commission
  • Member, CSG/Eastern States Conference on Energy and Environment


  • Currently Franklin Township 5th Ward Councilman, former Franklin Township Mayor.
  • Member of various Franklin Township boards and Franklin Township Community Foundation.
  • Board Member, Somerset County Affordable Housing Board of Trustees
  • Served on the Somerset County Cultural and Historic and Middlesex County Cultural and Historic Commissions.
  • Public Member, New Jersey State Board of Social Work Examiners, a regulatory body, a gubernatorial appointment.
  • Member of Delegation to Democratic National Convention in 1996 and 2000.


He is a Leadership New Jersey Fellow (1998), Flemming Institute Fellow (2003), Past President of Franklin Township Lions Club and Zone 2 Chairman in District 16-D. He is National Committee Member of the Association of Indians in America, Past Secretary of NJ Chapter of Indian American Forum for Political Education and Past President of Asian American Political Coalition.


He is Managing Director, Antarctica Group, New York, NY. Upendra has drawn extensive technical and business experience from AT&T Bell Laboratories.


Mr. Upendra has a Master's degree in Electrical Engineering from the City College of the City University of New York.

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