Candidate Details

Mikie Sherrill

NJ - 11

Mikie Sherrill is a former Navy helicopter pilot, federal prosecutor and first-time candidate now running to serve New Jersey’s 11th Congressional District. After flying missions throughout Europe and the Middle East, Sherrill joined the U.S. Attorney’s office where she took on violent and white-collar criminals and developed programs to help prevent crime in the community. She is a strong progressive and proponent of criminal justice reform. She is also a good fit for the district: the NJ-11 voted for Trump by less than a point in 2016 and was the only GOP-held seat in North Jersey to vote for Democrat Phil Murphy for governor in 2017. Mikie dominated her Democratic primary with 78 percent of the vote in June, moving the rating of this Open Seat from Toss Up to Lean Democratic, making it one of our top pickup opportunities this cycle and crucial to determining the balance of power.