A veteran fighting for New Jersey working families
Mikie Sherrill ran for Congress to fight for New Jersey’s working families and to bring new leadership to Washington. Mikie graduated from the United States Naval Academy and spent nearly a decade on active duty in the United States Navy. Mikie served as a Sea King Helicopter pilot and flew missions in Europe and the Middle East. After leaving the Navy in 2003, Mikie went on to earn her law degree from Georgetown University and she joined the U.S. Attorney’s Office in New Jersey to continue her career of service. As an Outreach and Reentry Coordinator, she worked to help prevent crime and develop trust between law enforcement and the communities they serve. Mikie went on to prosecute federal cases and advise law enforcement on investigations as an Assistant U.S. Attorney. She lives in Montclair, New Jersey with her husband Jason, also a Navy veteran, and their four young children. Mikie coaches her daughter’s lacrosse team and manages her son’s soccer team. She is a dedicated and experienced public servant who ran to give hardworking New Jersey women and families the champion they need in Congress.
An experienced leader ready to tackle the toughest problems
Mikie decided to run for office for the first time after the 2016 election when she realized that her community needed new leadership more than ever. “As a former federal prosecutor with experience prosecuting both violent and white-collar criminals, I've seen what it looks like when the powerful prey on the vulnerable,” she has said, and she is running to be the fierce advocate that New Jersey working families need. Mikie has an outstanding record of public service in the United States Navy and the U.S. Attorney’s office, and she has seen firsthand the power our public institutions have to positively impact people’s lives. At a time when Washington is controlled by a dangerous Republican majority rolling back the progress we have fought so hard to make, Mike will fight tirelessly to defend our American values and our democracy—and to increase access to opportunity for all hardworking people in New Jersey and across the country.
A victory in a red open seat
Mikie ran a successful grassroots campaign for the open seat vacated by retiring incumbent Republican Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen. The EMILY’s List community is proud to support this champion for New Jersey working families.