State Assemblyman Raj Mukherji represents Hudson County in the NJ State Legislature, where he is the Deputy Speaker Pro Tempore of the NJ General Assembly and Chairman of the Judiciary Committee. He is a lawyer and serial entrepreneur, former Deputy Mayor of Jersey City, and former Sergeant in the Marines. He has served as a municipal prosecutor and Adjunct Professor at New Jersey City University, where he taught Constitutional Law.
Raj had founded an Internet consulting and software development company while in middle school and later sold it to a larger technology company to enlist in the Marines two weeks after 9/11 at age 17, where he served in military intelligence for the Marine Corps Reserve. At 19, he was a founder and Managing Partner of a public affairs firm that he grew into the state’s third largest lawyer-lobbying firm (according to the NJ Law Journal). He has founded, led, and exited multiple successful healthcare, regulated cannabis, and real estate ventures.
At 24, he was appointed the youngest Commissioner and Chairman in the history of the Jersey City Housing Authority, the state's second largest housing authority, where he earned acclaim for his oversight and reforms at the $90 million agency serving over 16,000 residents. At 27, he was appointed Deputy Mayor of Jersey City, New Jersey’s second largest city. At 28, Raj won a six-way Democratic primary election for Assembly by a 36-point margin in 2013 and won the November general election by a 20-point margin. He was reelected in 2015, 2017, and 2019.