Naval Academy graduate, Navy Pilot, and former federal prosecutor – Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill proudly serves New Jersey’s 11th Congressional district and is running for re-election 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. She worked in private practice and eventually joined the U.S. Attorney’s Office in New Jersey. As an Outreach and Reentry Coordinator, Mikie established programs to develop 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, advised law enforcement on investigations, and worked to take guns off the streets of New Jersey.
Mikie won election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2018. As a mother raising four children in New Jersey, she is a strong voice in Congress for New Jersey’s families. She has authored fifthteen pieces of bipartisan legislation to fight the state and local tax (SALT) deduction cap, improve our healthcare system, strengthen our national security, support our veterans, and improve the lives of working class families. Recently, her bill the PAWS for Veterans Therapy Act was signed into law by President Biden. This law helps make live-changing and saving therapy service dogs more accessible to our veterans suffering from PTSD.
She serves on the House Armed Services Committee, including the Subcommittee on Intelligence and Special Operations and the Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces where she serves as Vice Chair. She also serves on the Science, Space, and Technology Committee where she is the Chair of the Subcommittee on Environment. Additionally, the Congresswoman serves on the Education and Labor Committee, including the Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Investment. Mikie is a Moms Demand Action Gun Sense Candidate and a member of the League of Conservation Voters’ Give Green Program. A leader in the freshman class, Mikie was the Freshman Whip for the New Democrat Coalition as well as Vice Chair and founding member of the Servicewomen and Women Veterans Caucus. She currently co-chairs the House Democratic Caucus National Security Task Force and is a member of the bipartisan With Honor coalition for veterans.
Mikie holds 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 16, 14, 11, and 9.