Bhimani and Draeger Announce Run for LD25 State Assembly Seats 

Dr. Lisa Bhimani and Darcy Draeger proudly announce their plans to run for the Democratic nomination for State Assembly in LD25. 

Dr. Bhimani graduated from Brown University and received her M.D. from Hahnemann University in Philadelphia. She was a practicing Ob/Gyn in Providence, RI, and at Overlook Hospital in Summit, NJ. 

In 2017, Dr. Bhimani ran for State Senate in LD25. Incumbent Anthony Bucco Sr. narrowly held onto his seat with a 52-48% margin in a district that at the time had 9,332 more registered Republicans than Democrats.

Currently, Dr. Bhimani serves as the Vice Chair of the Morris County Democratic Committee. She and her family have lived in Mendham Township for 13 years. 

Darcy Draeger is a former regulatory analyst with UBS AG. She graduated from Indiana University, Bloomington, with a double major in Journalism and Political Science. 

Currently, Ms. Draeger serves as municipal chair for the Chester Township Democratic Committee. In 2018, she was the Morris County Chairwoman for Tom Malinowski’s successful Congressional campaign. Ms. Draeger is also a member of the Emerge New Jersey Class of 2018.

She and her family have lived in Chester Township for six years, where they raise sheep, chickens, and honeybees. 

Bhimani and Draeger plan to focus on issues important to NJ families, including economic development, fiscal responsibility, transportation, affordable healthcare, and gun safety.

“I fully support Lisa Bhimani and Darcy Draeger for the Assembly in District 25. Lisa and Darcy will bring about change and bipartisan leadership that District 25 has been missing for so many years. They have my full support in what I believe will be a successful campaign for legislature,” said Morris County Chair, Chip Robinson.

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I couldn’t be more excited to support Darcy Drager and Lisa Bhimani for Assembly!

Darcy worked tirelessly on behalf of our campaign as our Morris County Chairwoman. In six months, she and a committed group of activists turned sleepy, red Western Morris County into an area that overperformed for me and Democrats up and down the ticket. Darcy Drager is a huge reason why NJ07 is blue for the first time in nearly half a century. I’m sure Mikie would say the same of Lisa’s work in the 11th district.

Now it’s time to put the organization Darcy and Lisa built to work for them, and you can count on me to hit those doors in Western Morris. Let’s treat what we accomplished together in 2018 as an opening act, and keep this momentum going! We’re going to send two more incredible women to the Assembly in 2019!

I couldn’t be more proud to call them my friends, my allies, and next year, if we do our jobs, my colleagues.

— Rep.-Elect Tom Malinowski, NJ7

 
 
 

I’m proud to support Lisa Bhimani and Darcy Draeger

at the launch of their campaign for State Assembly. They know the issues that are important to our community and represent the future of LD25!

— Rep.-Elect Mikie Sherrill, NJ11

 
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I fully support Lisa Bhimani and Darcy Draeger for the assembly in District 25. 

Lisa and Darcy will bring about change and bipartisan leadership that District 25 has been missing for so many years. They have my full support in what I believe will be a successful campaign for legislature.

Chip Robinson, Morris County Chair