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Upendra Chivukula's Biography

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Full Name:

Upendra J. Chivukula

Gender:

Male

Family:

Wife: Dayci; 2 Children: Suraj, Damianty

Birth Date:

10/08/1950

Birth Place:

Nellore, India

Home City:

Somerset, NJ

Religion:

Hindu

Certificate, Senior Managers in State and Local Government, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

Graduate, Leaders Program, University of Virginia

Masters, Electrical Engineering, City College of New York, 1976

Bachelors, Electrical Engineering, Engineering College, Guindy, India, 1972

Assembly Member, New Jersey State General Assembly, 2002-present

Member, County Committee, Franklin Township

Former Deputy Speaker, New Jersey State General Assembly

Candidate, United States House of Representatives, District 12, 2014

Candidate, United States House of Representatives, District 7, 2012

Delegate, Democratic National Convention, 1996, 2000, 2008

Council Member, Franklin Township Council, 5th Ward, 1997-2005

Alternative Delegate, Democratic National Convention, 2004

Member, New Jersey Electoral College, 2004

Mayor, Franklin Township, 2000

Deputy Mayor, Franklin Township, 1998

Municipal Chair, Franklin Township, 1993-1995

Former Member, Agricultural, Environment and Energy Committee, National Conference of State Legislatures

Member, Bicentennial Celebration Committee, present

Former Chair, Communications, Technology and Interstate Commerce Committee, National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL)

Member, Community Steering Committee, present

Former Member, Connecting America Foundation for State Legislatures Partners Project, National Conference of State Legislatures

Former Member, Energy and Electric Utilities Committee, National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL)

Member, Executive Committee, National Conference of State Legislatures, present

Member, Executive Committee, Task Force on Immigration and the States, National Conference of State Legislatures, present

Member, Middlesex County Cultural and Historic Commission, present

Member, National Committee, Association of Indians in America, present

Member, New Jersey Commission on Science and Technology

Member, New Jersey International Education Task Force

Founding Member, New Jersey Science and Technology Legislative Caucus, present

Co-Chair, New Jersey Science & Technology Legislative Caucus, present

Co-Chair, New Jersey World Languages and International Studies Legislative Caucus, present

Member, New Jersey World Languages and International Studies Legislative Caucus, presnt

Member, Senior Steering Committee, present

Member, Somerset County Cultural Commission, present

Member, Task Force on Homeland Security, National Conference of State Legislatures, present

Former Managing Director, Antarctica Group

Experience, Author

Chair, Rangam Consultants, Incorporated, present

Senior Member, Technical Staff for Bell Laboratories

Consultant, WTC, Incorporated

Director, Siratech International, 2001-2004

Director, Compucom Global Solutions, 1999-2001

Senior Product Planner, Microelectronics, American Telephone & Telegraph (AT&T), Incorporated, 1988

Account Executive, Information Systems, American Telephone & Telegraph (AT&T), Incorporated, 1985-1987

Senior Management Consultant, America Telephone & Telegraph (AT&T), Incorporated, 1981-1983

Systems Engineer, America Telephone & Telegraph (AT&T), Incorporated, 1981-1983

Research Account Developer, Technologies, American Telephone & Telegraph (AT&T), Incorporated, 1983

Lead Engineer, Leeds & Northrup, 1980-1981

Design Engineer, Electronic Associates, 1978-1980

Employee, Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS) Television, 1977-1978

Member, Asian American Study Foundation, present

Member, Board of Trustees, Somerset County Affordable Housing, present

Vice Chair, General Officers, National Conference of State Legislatures, present

Former Secretary, Indian American Forum for Political Education, New Jersey Chapter

Former Member, New Jersey Board of Canvassers

Member, Emergency Life Services Delivery, 2000-2005

Secretary, Franklin Township Community Foundation, 1997-2005

Member At Large, Association of Indians in America, 2001-2004

Member, Franklin Township Fire Prevention Board, 2000-2001

President, Lions Club, Franklin, New Jersey, 2000

Member, Somerset County Council on Affordable Housing, 2000

President, Asian American Political Coalition, 1998-1999

Public Member, New Jersey State Board of Social Work Examiners, 1994-1997

Secretary, New Jersey Chapter, Indian American Forum for Political Education, 1988

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