Pillich announces candidacy for U.S. Congress

Connie Pillich
Connie Pillich

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Connie Pillich has announced her candidacy to run for U.S. Congress.

Pillich currently represents Southwest Ohio in the Ohio House of Representatives.

"I am committed to service whether it's our state, our nation, or our own families," she said. "Times aren't easy, but we have an opportunity to do better. Southwest Ohioans deserve a strong, independent leader who can work to create jobs, stand up for seniors and veterans, and build the strong future we all believe in."

Pillich grew up the youngest of five children in a small, working class suburb.  Her father worked at the steel plant until he put himself through college at the University of Oklahoma, later becoming a journalist and banker.  Connie attended public schools and graduated with honors.

Pillich put herself through college with an Air Force ROTC Four-Year Scholarship, student loans, and part-time work.  After graduation, she was commissioned into the United States Air Force as a second lieutenant where she served in support of Operation Desert Storm.

After moving to Cincinnati, Connie later married her husband Paul, and they have two children. Connie attended University of Cincinnati College of Law following an honorable discharge.  In 2005, she opened her law firm, Webb & Pillich LLC.

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