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Indian American Assemblyman, Raj Mukharjee has been elected as the Chairperson of the Assembly Judiciary Committee of New Jersey City by Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin (D-Middlesex). Mukharjee served as the Deputy Mayor of New Jersey City and was a former US Marine cop sergeant and a local prosecutor.
Thanking the speaker, Mukharjee said, “
“I am honored by Speaker Coughlin’s confidence in me by appointing me Judiciary Chair. In leading the Judiciary Committee, I plan to work diligently with the committee members to consider thoughtful policy rooted in fairness and justice for all New Jerseyans.”
Mukherji was first elected to the Assembly in 2013 and now has become the first Asian American in state history to serve as the head of a Judiciary. He is presently the only former Marine and the only Asian American serving in the New Jersey General Assembly. In the prior term, he served as Majority Whip of the General Assembly.
Assemblyman Raj Mukherji cofounded the Jersey City-based law firm Mukherji Wolf LLC and co-owns several healthcare businesses.
Mukherji was appointed Commissioner and Chairman of the Jersey City Housing Authority at the age of 24 and three years later he was appointed Deputy Mayor of Jersey City, New Jersey. He also served as a municipal prosecutor for three years and as an adjunct professor of political science at New Jersey City University, where he taught constitutional law.