BIO: Mikie Sherrill is a Democrat representing New Jersey’s 11th congressional district. The former Navy helicopter pilot and ex-federal prosecutor was sworn into office on Jan. 3, 2019.
Sherrill enrolled in the U.S. Naval Academy right out of high school in 1994. She spent nearly a decade in the military, including a stint piloting a Sea King helicopter in Europe and the Middle East.
After returning home, she earned her law degree from Georgetown Law School. Sherrill was hired by law firm Kirkland & Ellis in 2008 and, in 2012, moved to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in New Jersey. She began her career there as an outreach and re-entry coordinator before becoming an assistant U.S. attorney in 2015.
Sherrill broke New Jersey’s record for congressional fundraising during her campaign by collecting more than $7 million through Sept. 30, 2018.