Raj Mukheerji

Senator | Jersey City, NJ

A champion of the middle class and working families, Assemblyman Raj Mukherji proudly represents Hudson County in the NJ General Assembly, where he serves as Deputy Speaker, Chair of the Judiciary Committee, and Vice Chair of the Appropriations Committee. From 2018-2020, he served as Majority Whip of the General Assembly. A lawyer and serial entrepreneur with healthcare, real estate, technology, and regulated cannabis holdings, he was previously an information technology CEO, Deputy Mayor of Jersey City, and a Sergeant in the U.S. Marines. He has also served as a local prosecutor for six years and an Adjunct Professor at New Jersey City University, where he taught Constitutional Law. Raj has achieved a half billion dollars in aggregated enterprise value across companies he founded and led as CEO or co-owner, while creating hundreds of jobs along the way.

During his four terms in the Legislature, Assemblyman Mukherji has earned a statewide reputation as a prolific, effective lawmaker. His bills and appropriations priorities have focused on economic development and job creation; infrastructure and mass transit; college affordability; protecting seniors and expanding their access to healthcare, prescription drugs, and essential services; environmental protection; veterans’ affairs; public safety; social justice; addiction prevention and treatment; animal welfare; helping small businesses thrive and grow; and myriad other issues of importance to his constituents. He was named the Assembly’s “Humane Legislator of the Year” recipient for 2015 by the Humane Society and 2015 Legislator of the Year by the NJ Law Enforcement Police Officers Brotherhood. In 2017, he was recipient of the Mortar & Pestle Award from the NJ Pharmacists Association, awarded annually to a non-pharmacist with the greatest contributions to the profession of pharmacy and the public. Assemblyman Mukherji was also named a 2015 honoree of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Hudson County for championing the expansion of teens’ access to mental health services, and he received the 2015 Legislator Award from the NAACP for his civil rights advocacy. He was a 2021 Sierra Club Award recipient for his stewardship on natural resource protection and climate change.