MADISON – At their January 2nd meeting, members of the Madison Democratic Committee (co-chaired by Christine Preston and Alix Jennings) formally endorsed Mikie Sherrill for re-election in 2020 to Congress, representing New Jersey’s 11th District in the House of Representatives. Congresswoman Sherrill has also been invited to speak at the Committee’s annual Madison Meets Forum to be held in March.
On Sunday, January 12th, members of the Madison Democratic Committee, Madison-elected officials, and other local supporters attended a Madison Area Call to Action (MACTA)-hosted kickoff fundraiser for Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill at the home of Michael and Christine Preston.
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In her remarks, Congresswoman Sherrill described Madison as the “epicenter” of her campaign to win the 11th Congressional seat in 2018. She attended a MACTA town hall meeting early in her campaign and Madison Mayor Bob Conley was the first elected official in Morris County to endorse her for the congressional seat.
Sherrill said that she was most grateful for the early, strong, and consistent support that Madison has given her then and now. According to Sherrill, the 11th District helped “write the book on flipping Congressional districts” in 2018.
Issues Sherrill has focused on for New Jersey and specifically for the 11th district include support for the critical Gateway Tunnel Project, sensible gun control measures, raising the caps for State and Local Tax (SALT) deductions, protecting our environment, and healthcare. She had a direct hand in writing the bipartisan Lower Drug Costs Now Act of 2019 that would give Medicare the power to negotiate directly with drug companies and create a new, $2,000 out-of-pocket limit on prescription drug costs for Medicare beneficiaries.
In response to a question regarding state and local taxes (SALT), Sherrill noted that New Jersey was recently cited as having the best public schools in the country. She stressed that taxpayers in New Jersey and other high tax states should not be punished for supporting their schools by being taxed twice.