GALLIPOLIS — According to Gallia County Democratic Party Chairperson Carole Roush, Ohio Democratic gubernatorial candidate Connie Pillich (D-Montgomery) will be appearing at Bossard Memorial Library Tuesday (today) at 2:30 p.m. to meet with Gallia residents and express her ideas along the campaign trail for the 2018 election.
Pillich, a former member of the Ohio House of Representatives representing the 28th district in in 2009, graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a degree in law before opening her own law firm named Webb and Pillich, LLC. She had also served as a U.S. Air Force captain during Operations Desert Storm and Desert Shield as well as serving in Berlin, Germany. She also has a masters in business administration. Pillich claims to have put herself through school utilizing the ROTC scholarship program, student loans and part-time work.
Pillich announced her candidacy January 21 for governor during the Cincinnati Women’s March. She ran unsuccessfully for Ohio Treasurer in 2014.
In Pillich’s first term as a representative, she was appointed as the Vice Chair of the House of Criminal Justice Committee as well as to Veterans Affairs, Public Utilities, Financial Institutions, Real Estate and Securities and Alternative Energy committees.
According to conniepillich.com, she served as a public defender and has worked with both Republicans and Democrats to introduce bipartisan legislation to connect with veterans to better help with benefits and assist military families meet financial challenges and get jobs.
Pillich says she was the youngest of five in a working class family in a community economically supported by a steel mill. That mill would eventually close.
Pillich currently lives in Montgomery with her children, Kayla and Tallin, and her husband Paul. She continues to serve on the boards of the Truman National Security Project, Vote Vets and the Greater Cincinnati Urban League.
Pillach’s campaign continues to take her through all 88 counties of Ohio.