Harris Distinguished Practitioner: Ohio Representative Connie Pillich
November 11, 2013 12:10pm
Date: November 11, 2013
Time: 12:15 p.m.
Location: Room 118
Connie Pillich is a military veteran, wife and mother, lawyer, and public servant. She is currently serving her third term representing the Cincinnati area in the Ohio House of Representatives.
Connie grew up the youngest of five children in a working class family. She graduated from public schools with honors and put herself through college with an ROTC Scholarship, student loans, and part-time work.
Following college, Connie served for eight years on active duty in the United States Air Force, achieving the rank of Captain. She served in support of Operations Desert Storm and Desert Shield. Among the military honors Connie earned was Officer of the Year at Tempelhof Air Base. She is a three-time recipient of the Air Force Commendation Medal.
During her last assignment in the military Connie met her husband Paul, and together they settled in Cincinnati. Connie graduated from the University of Cincinnati law school and went on to set up her own practice.
Connie has always been active in her community, donating time and energy to organizations such as United Cerebral Palsy, Volunteer Lawyers for the Poor, Kennedy Heights Montessori Center, and Sycamore Schools.
In 2008, Connie became a State Representative and is proud to have been twice re-elected in a district with a majority Republican make-up. Her focus in Columbus has included helping hometown businesses compete in the 21st-century economy, improving access to quality education and health care for middle-class families, and working to maintain a balanced budget while protecting our children, our seniors and our veterans.
Connie lives in Montgomery with her husband and their two children.