MORRIS COUNTY — Mikie Sherrill announced she doubled her fundraising with an impressive $1,116,608.31 in the first quarter of 2018. Mikie Sherrill heads into the June primary with $1,663,180.57 cash on hand, and a total $2,346,778.04 raised since she announced her campaign in May 2017. Sherrill released the following statement:
“The momentum around our campaign continues to grow. All winter, I’ve heard from new voices in our community that they are ready for new leadership in Congress focused on the needs of New Jersey. I am incredibly grateful for the outpouring of support for our race, and look forward to working hard to earn your vote.”
Sherrill has received the endorsement of all four Democratic county organizations in the 11th District: Morris, Essex, Passaic, and Sussex Counties. Twenty-three Morris County elected officials and municipal chairs also announced their endorsement of Sherrill. She has the support of former New Jersey Governor and State Senator Richard Codey, Assemblywoman Mila Jasey, Woodland Park Mayor Keith Kazmark, the Woodland Park Council, Parsippany-Troy Hills Mayor Michael Soriano, Parsippany-Troy Hills Councilwomen Janice McCarthy and Emily Peterson, 2017 New Jersey gubernatorial candidate Jim Johnson, the LD-25 slate of Lisa Bhimani, Richard Corcoran, and Tom Moran, and the LD-24 Assembly candidates Kate Matteson and Gina Trish.
She has also earned national endorsements from Vice President Joe Biden, EMILY’s List, VoteVets, Serve America, End Citizens United, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand’s Off the Sidelines, Giffords, Congressman Seth Moulton of Massachusetts, New Politics, Sierra Club, NewDemPAC, The International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers, NARAL, and Feminist Majority. In January, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee named Sherrill to their “Red to Blue” program, making the 11th District a top target for Democrats in 2018.
Mikie Sherrill is a former Navy helicopter pilot, a former federal prosecutor, and a mother of four. She spent nearly ten years on active duty flying missions throughout Europe and the Middle East, and has earned a master’s degree from the London School of Economics and a law degree from Georgetown University. She eventually joined the U.S Attorney’s Office in New Jersey and worked to help prevent crime and develop trust between law enforcement and the communities they serve. Mikie and her husband, Jason, live in Montclair, New Jersey, where they are raising four children ages 12, 10, 8, and 6.