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Mikie Sherrill
Personal details
Political partyDemocratic
EducationUnited States Naval Academy (BS)
London School of Economics (MS)
Georgetown University (JD)
Websitemikiesherrill.com

Mikie Sherrill is an American politician. She is a former Navy pilot and prosecutor. She is the Democratic nominee for New Jersey's 11th District in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Early life and education[edit | edit source]

Mikie Sherrill grew-up in various places along the east coast of the United States.[1] Sherrill wanted to be a pilot from a young age, like her grandfather who served as a pilot in World War II.[2] She attended high school in Northern Virginia.[3] She attended the Naval Academy in Annapolis. She is also a graduate of Georgetown Law.[2]

Career[edit | edit source]

Sherrill was a pilot for the U.S. Navy for ten years where she flew a H3 Sea King.[2][1] She also worked for the office of United States Attorney for the District of New Jersey, leaving the office in spring 2016.[2][1]

In May 2017, Sherrill launched her campaign for New Jersey's 11th Distinct of the House of Representatives, a seat held by Republican Rodney Frelinghuysen.[2][4] The campaign is Sherrill's first run for public office.[5] Frelinghuysen announced he would not run for re-election in January 2018.[3][6] Sherrill won the Democratic nomination for the seat in June 2018, beating family advocate Tamara Harris.[7][8] Sherrill raised $2.8 million during the primary election, placing her among the top house fundraisers in the country.[9][10]

Personal life[edit | edit source]

Sherrill is married with four children.[2] She moved to Montclair, New Jersey around 2010.[1]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Friedman, Matt (May 12, 2017). "New Jersey Playbook Interview: House candidate Mikie Sherrill". POLITICO. Retrieved 2018-06-06.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Mallon, Maggie. "Mikie Sherrill Once Flew Helicopter Missions in the Navy—Now She's Running for Congress". Glamour. Retrieved June 5, 2018.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Mikie Sherrill flew helicopters for the U.S. Now she wants to turn D.C. blue". KYTX. May 24, 2018. Retrieved June 5, 2018.
  4. Zaremba, Justin (May 11, 2017). "Ex-Navy helicopter pilot plans to challenge Rep. Frelinghuysen". NJ.com. Retrieved June 5, 2018.
  5. Hook, Janet (2018-01-25). "How Tough Is the GOP's Midterm Challenge? Just Ask Rodney Frelinghuysen". Wall Street Journal. ISSN 0099-9660. Retrieved 2018-06-06.
  6. Jordan, Mary (2018-02-07). "After Iraq and Afghanistan, pioneering women in the military set sights on Congress". Washington Post. ISSN 0190-8286. Retrieved 2018-06-06.
  7. Corasanti, Nick; Flegenheimer, Matt (June 5, 2018). "Democrats Gain Spots to Battle for Crucial House Seats in New Jersey". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved June 5, 2018.
  8. "Former Navy pilot, ex-Obama officials to lead Jersey Dem charge to win House at Trump midterm". NJ.com. Retrieved 2018-06-06.
  9. Stiles, Charles (June 4, 2018). "Mikie Sherrill and other women 'appalled' by Donald Trump make record run for Congress". North Jersey. Retrieved June 5, 2018.
  10. "Live results for New Jersey's Senate and House primary races". Vox. Retrieved 2018-06-06.


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