Naval Academy graduate, Navy Pilot and former federal prosecutor – Mikie Sherrill is running for Congress to fight back against Donald Trump and to fight for our future.
After graduating from the United States Naval Academy in 1994, Mikie Sherrill spent almost 10 years on active duty in the United States Navy. As a Sea King Helicopter pilot, Mikie flew missions throughout Europe and the Middle East. She worked on the Battle Watch Floor in the European Theater during the Iraq invasion, and served as a Flag Aide to the Deputy Commander of the U.S. Atlantic Fleet.
After leaving the Navy in 2003, Mikie attended law school, earning a degree from Georgetown University. She worked in private practice and eventually joined the U.S. Attorney’s Office in New Jersey. As an Outreach and Reentry Coordinator, Mikie developed programs to help prevent crime in the community. These programs developed trust between law enforcement and the communities they serve and helped people leaving prison to gain employment, housing and education in order to restart their lives. As an Assistant U.S. Attorney, Mikie prosecuted federal cases and advised law enforcement on investigations.
Mikie has a Bachelor’s degree from the United States Naval Academy, a Master’s degree in Global History from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and a Law Degree from Georgetown University.
Mikie and her husband Jason, a fellow Naval Academy graduate, live in Montclair, New Jersey, where they are raising their four children ages 11, 10, 7 and 5. Mikie coaches her daughter’s lacrosse team and manages her son’s soccer team.
I am a former Navy helicopter pilot, a former federal prosecutor, and a mother of four. I have spent most of my life fighting for our country and our values. As a mother, you’d better believe I will continue to fight to ensure our children have a bright future.
Donald Trump is now threatening everything we hold dear. His impulsive behavior threatens our national security. The way he talks about women threatens not only the progress we have made during my lifetime, but the opportunities I want to ensure for my daughters. And the way he uses fear to divide our country threatens the fabric of who we are as Americans.
Our Congressman, Rodney Frelinghuysen, is voting straight down the line with Donald Trump. After 22 years in Washington, Congressman Frelinghuysen has stopped listening to us – refusing to even meet with constituents – and is putting Donald Trump and the Republican leaders in Congress first.
I’m running for Congress because we can do better. We are a nation of courageous people who have fought against tyranny and for democracy and human rights.
We need to continue to do so and to work to create a better future. New Jersey has always been a hotbed of innovation – we have more scientists and engineers per square mile than anywhere else in the country. We need to ensure Americans have access to affordable college, tax reform that supports the middle class, and to decrease wasteful spending to special interests. Repealing the Affordable Care Act and putting the insurance industry back in charge of healthcare would be a disaster. And we can’t allow Rodney Frelinghuysen and Donald Trump to cut off funding for Planned Parenthood.
Over the coming weeks and months, I will be traveling across the district to listen to the concerns of voters. So, whether you live in Morristown, Wayne, Sparta, Montclair or anywhere else, I want to hear from you and I hope you will join me in this fight!