FAIRFIELD, NJ -- Nodding to congressional candidate Mikie Sherrill’s long-standing relationship working with law enforcement officers in New Jersey, today the New Jersey State Policemen’s Benevolent Association (NJSPBA) endorsed her candidacy for U.S. Congress.

“As a U.S. Navy veteran and Assistant U.S. Attorney, Mikie Sherrill knows what public service means, and has worked with law enforcement throughout her career, said NJSPBA President Patrick Colligan. “She is a leader who will stand with our officers to make sure they get the grants and funding they need so they can focus on keeping our communities safe. The NJSPBA is proud to endorse Mikie Sherrill.”

“When it comes to electing the next Representative for the 11th District, Mikie Sherrill is the best candidate for the job,” said NJSPBA Executive Vice President Marc Kovar. “The NJSPBA knows that in Congress, Mikie will stand up for a secure retirement and good healthcare. That stands in stark contrast to Assemblyman Jay Webber, who has a career in Trenton of voting against the interests of our communities. We know Mikie Sherrill will make an excellent Congresswoman for New Jersey.”

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“At the U.S. Attorney’s Office, I had the honor of working with the fine men and women of New Jersey’s law enforcement agencies,” said Congressional Candidate Mikie Sherrill. “Their dedication to their jobs and commitment to keeping our communities safe deserves respect from our leaders in Congress. I am grateful to have their support for my campaign, and will work hard to fight for their interests in Washington to make their jobs easier here in New Jersey.”

The New Jersey Policemen’s Benevolent Association represents more than 33,000 men and women in uniform across the state.

Mikie Sherrill is running for Congress in New Jersey’s 11th Congressional District. Sherrill served in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey from 2012 to 2016, where she worked extensively with local, state, and federal law enforcement officials to improve relationships with the community, keep illegal guns off the street, and address the opioid epidemic.