ENDORSEMENT: Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11)

Foreign Policy for America Action Network Endorses
Mikie Sherrill for Congress (NJ-11)

Former Navy Pilot endorsed by
nonpartisan Foreign Policy for America Action Network

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

(Washington, D.C. – July 30) The Foreign Policy for America Action Network has endorsed Mikie Sherrill for the race in New Jersey’s 11th Congressional district, the political action committee announced today.

“Mikie Sherrill is a tested leader who knows firsthand the threat Russia poses to our democracy,” said Andrew Albertson, Executive Director of Foreign Policy for America, “She is exactly the kind of fighter we need in Congress today to be a check on President Trump’s worst impulses and help restore principled American global leadership.”

“I am honored to have the endorsement of Foreign Policy for America Action Network,” said Sherrill. “As a former U.S. Navy Helicopter Aircraft Commander who worked extensively with our allies abroad, I know how important it is for the United States to provide leadership in the international community and remain a strong voice for diplomacy. In Congress, I will advocate for continued commitment to democracy, human rights, and freedom of the press.”

Sherrill served as a Navy helicopter pilot from 1994 to 2003, flying 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. Sherrill also served as a Russian policy officer and worked on the implementation of nuclear treaty obligations and oversaw the relationship between the U.S. Navy and Russian Federation Navy. After leaving the Navy in 2003, Sherrill attended law school, earning a degree from Georgetown University. She worked in private practice and eventually joined the U.S. Attorney’s Office in New Jersey.

With today's announcement, Sherrill joins Lauren Baer (FL-18), Rep. Salud Carbajal (CA-24), Jason Crow (CO-6), Rufus Gifford (MA-3), Shannon Hader (WA-8), Ken Harbaugh (OH-7), Sen. Tim Kaine (VA), Andy Kim (NJ-3), Tom Malinowski (NJ-7), Amy McGrath (KY-6), Beto O’Rourke (TX), Gina Ortiz Jones (TX-23), Jacky Rosen (NV), Elissa Slotkin (MI-8), Nancy Soderberg (FL-6), Abigail Spanberger (VA-7), and Rashida Tlaib (MI-13) as candidates for Congress endorsed by the Foreign Policy for America Action Network in the 2018 election cycle.

Foreign Policy for America is a non-profit, nonpartisan advocacy organization. We engage, connect, and support citizens to promote foreign policy that keeps Americans safe and out of conflicts, advances the prosperity of all, and is true to our country’s highest values. The Foreign Policy for America Action Network is a nonpartisan political action committee (PAC) that helps elect federal candidates who champion strong, principled American foreign policy.

Media Contact: Andrew Albertson, 202-422-6804, press@fpactionnetwork.org.

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