Gov. Murphy Endorses New Jersey Assemblyman Raj Mukherjis State Senate
Raj Mukherji, a member of the New Jersey Assembly, has announced his candidacy for the state senate in the newly-drawn 32nd District, which includes Hoboken and half of Jersey City
FREMONT CA:Raj Mukherji, an Indian American Democrat who represents Jersey City in the New Jersey state assembly, has announced that he will run for the 32nd seat in the state Senate next year. Gov. Phil Murphy, Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop, State Senator Brian Stack, and Hoboken's Indian American Mayor Ravi Bhalla have all endorsed Mukherji, the chairman of the Assembly Judiciary Committee.
Mukherji requested the people of Jersey City and Hoboken to appoint him to the legislature, in the Senate for the future advancement, added the Marine Corps veteran and former Jersey City deputy mayor. Less than a day after a new legislative redistricting map produced a newly open seat in Hudson County, Murphy endorsed the five-term assemblyman. He addressed Mukherji as a tireless advocate for the people of Hudson County for the past eight years, representing some of the most diverse communities in the state. He has thrived and championed progressive principles and helped form a stronger and unprejudiced New Jersey, both as a job-creating CEO, Deputy Mayor of his hometown Jersey City, local prosecutor, and a prolific lawyer.
Mukherji's legislative efforts during his eight years in Trenton, where he served as Assembly Majority Whip until taking over the chairmanship of the Judiciary Committee in 2020, were lauded by Murphy. Undoubtedly Mukherji continues to build on his strong record of progress in the Senate, from investing in mass transit to expanding Medicaid to cover essential healthcare needs to increasing funding for our public schools to protecting open spaces.
Parts of Jersey City and Hoboken are included in the newly-drawn 32nd district, which now has a vacant Senate seat after the new map placed two experienced Democratic senators, Nicholas Sacco and Brian Stack, in a primary in the next-door 33rd district, which is currently represented by Stack in the Senate.
Mukherji has been a crucial companion in the preservation of open space as well as the advancement of resiliency and transportation initiatives in Mile Square City. He has been a relentless champion for the city, from getting funds for Hoboken's open space and resiliency initiatives to helping to preserve the waterfront at Union Dry Dock and moving forward important transportation projects.