West Caldwell, NJ — The New Jersey Firefighters Mutual Benevolent Association (NJ FMBA) announced today their endorsement of Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill for reelection in NJ-11.
“From day one, New Jersey’s career firefighters, EMTs, and dispatchers have been able to count on Mikie to listen to their concerns and fight for them here in NJ and down in Washington. Mikie time and again has delivered for the members of the NJ FMBA, from permanently funding the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund to securing direct state and local funding to protect our first responders and make sure they have the resources they need to do their jobs. Having a leader like Mikie represent us in Congress is essential. That’s why we are proud to once again endorse her for the 11th District of New Jersey,” said Eddie Donnelly, President of the NJ FMBA.
“I can tell you with confidence that New Jersey has the best first responders in the country. Their bravery and level of professionalism are unmatched, and I’ve seen it continuously during my four years representing NJ-11, and especially working closely with them throughout the pandemic. That’s why I work so hard for them in Congress. We are all deeply grateful for their sacrifices and efforts throughout the pandemic to keep our communities safe,” said Rep. Mikie Sherrill. “I am proud to have the endorsement of the NJ FMBA and I remain committed to bringing back our tax dollars to support New Jersey first responders.”
The NJ FMBA was first established in 1897 by six local members. Today, there are 107 local chapters throughout New Jersey and an active membership of over 5,000 first responders.
Congresswoman Sherrill has advocated for first responders throughout her tenure in office. She fought for and succeeded in passing a permanent reauthorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund, to ensure first responders, survivors, and their families receive the support they need and deserve. She helped secure FEMA Assistance to Firefighter Grants for multiple towns in NJ-11. She voted to increase funding for the Firefighter Cancer Registry. Rep. Sherrill is also a leading fighter for the repeal of the cap on the state and local tax (SALT) deduction to bring additional tax relief for middle class families, first responders, and teachers.