Joseph Danielsen

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Joseph Danielsen
Member of the New Jersey General Assembly from the 17th District
Assumed office
October 16, 2014
Serving with Joseph V. Egan
Preceded byUpendra J. Chivukula
Chair of the New Jersey General Assembly Committee on Oversight, Reform and Federal Relations
Assumed office
January 9, 2018
Personal details
BornMarch 1965 (age 54–55)
Political partyDemocratic Party
Spouse(s)Christine Danielsen
WebsiteLegislative Website

Joseph Danielsen is an American Democratic Party politician, who represents the 17th Legislative District in the New Jersey General Assembly, where he has served since October 16, 2014. after being appointed to fill the vacant seat of Upendra J. Chivukula, who left office to take a seat as a Commissioner on the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities.[1]

Early Life[edit]

A lifelong resident of Franklin Township, Somerset County, New Jersey, Danielsen is an IT consultant and owner of Network Blade LLC. He is a veteran of the United States Army Reserve, having served in the 78th Div. Reserve TNG from 1982–1991, as well as a volunteer fire fighter for 22 years.[2] He was as a member of the Franklin Township Fire District No. 1 Board of Fire Commissioners from 2000 to 2006. During his term he was integral in creating an inter-local agreement between the township and the four fire districts that provided fire fighters during the day. From 1997 until 2010, Danielsen served on the Franklin Township Planning Board,[2] including a stint as vice chair for several of those years. In that role, he supported economic development and helped attract businesses to Franklin Township while maintaining the local historic character. He is the head of the Franklin Township Municipal Democratic Committee.[1] Danielsen received an A.S. in Marketing, Art, and Design from Middlesex County College and a B.A. in Visual Arts from Rutgers University. The youngest of nine children, he remains a resident of Franklin Township with his wife Christine and their three children.[2]

New Jersey Assembly[edit]

Danielsen was appointed to fill the vacant seat of Upendra J. Chivukula, who left office to take a seat as a Commissioner on the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities.[1]

Committees[edit]

  • Oversight, Reform and Federal Relations
  • Education
  • Financial Institutions and Insurance

District 17[edit]

Each of the forty districts in the New Jersey Legislature has one representative in the New Jersey Senate and two members in the New Jersey General Assembly. The other representatives from the 17th District for the 2018-2019 Legislative Session are:[3]

Electoral History[edit]

New Jersey Assembly[edit]

New Jersey general election, 2017[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Joseph V. Egan 29,149 36.0 Increase 2.1
Democratic Joe Danielsen 28,425 35.1 Increase 1.2
Republican Robert A. Quinn 11,317 14.0 Decrease 2.0
Republican Nadine Wilkins 11,131 13.8 Increase 0.1
It’s Our Time Michael Habib 875 1.1 N/A
Total votes 80,897 100.0
New Jersey general election, 2015[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Joseph V. Egan 13,444 33.9 Increase 1.4
Democratic Joseph F. Danielsen 13,426 33.9 Increase 2.0
Republican Robert Mettler 6,362 16.0 Decrease 2.8
Republican Brajesh Singh 5,430 13.7 Decrease 3.1
Green Molly O’Brien 985 2.5 N/A
Total votes 39,647 100.0

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Friedman, Matt. "N.J. Assembly swears in new member from Somerset County", NJ.com, October 16, 2014. Accessed October 19, 2014. "Joseph Danielsen, the municipal chairman of the Franklin Township Democrats, was sworn in today to fill the state Assembly seat just vacated by Democrat Upendra Chivukula, whom Gov. Chris Christie tapped for a seat on the state Board of Public Utilities."
  2. ^ a b c "Assemblyman Joseph Danielsen Bio Page". NJ Assembly Majority Office. Retrieved September 5, 2015.
  3. ^ Legislative Roster 2014-2015 Session, New Jersey Legislature. Accessed October 19, 2014.
  4. ^ "2017-official-general-election-results-general-assembly.pdf" (PDF). New Jersey Secretary of State. Archived from the original (PDF) on 21 May 2019. Retrieved 20 April 2019.
  5. ^ "2015-official-ge-results-nj-general-assembly.pdf" (PDF). New Jersey Secretary of State. Archived from the original (PDF) on 30 April 2017. Retrieved 20 April 2019.

External links[edit]

New Jersey General Assembly
Preceded by
Upendra J. Chivukula
Member of the New Jersey General Assembly for the 17th District
October 16, 2014 – Present
With: Joseph V. Egan
Succeeded by
Incumbent