Assemblyman Upendra Chivukula, D-Middlesex, was honored this evening by the Middletown Democratic Party. Chivukula was presented the award by Democratic candidate for Township Committee Sean Byrnes on behalf of the club.
The event took place at the American Legion, in Middletown, on Route 36.
In attendance was, among others, Monmouth County Democratic Chairman Victor V. Scudiery, Middletown Committeeman Patrick Short, Deocrat for 13th District Assembly Patricia Walsh, Democrat for Monmouth County Freeholder John D'Amico, Democrat for Monmouth County Sheriff Jack Hill and the Chivukula family.
Middletown Democratic Chairman Joe Caliendo lauded Chivukula's work in Trenton on behalf of the state's residents. Meanwhile, Chivukula noted that the work of township Democrats through the years has culminated in an election this year where control of the municipal governing body is being competed for by both parties in town.
Scudiery said he is optimistic about Democratic chances this year, and noted that the determination of the Democratic faithful in the township has been a key part of that optimism in races throughout the county this year.