Rep. Pillich presents a resolution on the House Floor
Rep. Pillich presents a resolution on the House Floor
 Rep. Pillich Speaks to Ohio Chemistry Technology Council
Rep. Pillich Speaks to Ohio Chemistry Technology Council
 Reps. Pillich and Reese present a resolution to the State Champion Princeton High School Women's Basketball Team
Reps. Pillich and Reese present a resolution to the State Champion Princeton High School Women's Basketball Team
Rep. Pillich speaks with Rep. Bishoff before Session
Rep. Pillich speaks with Rep. Bishoff before Session
 Rep. Pillich with a State Champion Princeton Women's Basketball player
Rep. Pillich with a State Champion Princeton Women's Basketball player
 Rep. Phillips talks with Rep. Antonio on the floor of the House
Rep. Phillips talks with Rep. Antonio on the floor of the House
Reps. Pillich, Reece, Driehaus, and Mallory meet with Boys and Girls Club members from Cincinnati at the Statehouse
Reps. Pillich, Reece, Driehaus, and Mallory meet with Boys and Girls Club members from Cincinnati at the Statehouse
 Rep. Pillich talks with Rep. Fedor and Rep. Antonio on House floor
Rep. Pillich talks with Rep. Fedor and Rep. Antonio on House floor
 Rep. Pillich speaks with Rep. Hagan during House Session
Rep. Pillich speaks with Rep. Hagan during House Session
Rep. Pillich Speaks to Ohio Chemistry Technology Council
Rep. Pillich Speaks to Ohio Chemistry Technology Council
 Rep. Pillich Speaks to Ohio Chemistry Technology Council
Rep. Pillich Speaks to Ohio Chemistry Technology Council
 Women's Caucus
Women's Caucus
Reps. Pillich and Sykes
Reps. Pillich and Sykes
 Rep. Pillich speaks during House session
Rep. Pillich speaks during House session
 Rep. Pillich attends a rally
Rep. Pillich attends a rally
Rep. Pillich answers questions from the media about the JobsOhio Accountability Act
Rep. Pillich answers questions from the media about the JobsOhio Accountability Act
 Rep. Pillich celebrates Military Child Month
Rep. Pillich celebrates Military Child Month
 Rep. Pillich with the Ohio Military Child of the Year and his mother
Rep. Pillich with the Ohio Military Child of the Year and his mother
Rep. Pillich presents a Resolution honoring Military Child Month
Rep. Pillich presents a Resolution honoring Military Child Month
 Rep. Pillich gives a speech in honor of Military Child Month
Rep. Pillich gives a speech in honor of Military Child Month
 Rep. Pillich and Leader Budish
Rep. Pillich and Leader Budish
Rep. Pillich and Military Veterans
Rep. Pillich and Military Veterans
 Video Conference at the Statehouse
Video Conference at the Statehouse
 Rep. Pillich introduces the Ohio Equal Pay Act
Rep. Pillich introduces the Ohio Equal Pay Act
Rep. Pillich signs the discharge petition in an effort to put Medicaid expansion on the House floor for a vote
Rep. Pillich signs the discharge petition in an effort to put Medicaid expansion on the House floor for a vote
 Reps. Pillich, Driehaus, and Antonio
Reps. Pillich, Driehaus, and Antonio
 Rep. Pillich unveils the JobsOhio Accountability Act
Rep. Pillich unveils the JobsOhio Accountability Act
Rep. Pillich talks with Rep. Letson and Rep. Ramos on the House Floor
Rep. Pillich talks with Rep. Letson and Rep. Ramos on the House Floor
 
 
State Representative Connie Pillich (D-Montgomery) is serving her third term as the voice of the 28th Ohio House District. The youngest of five siblings, Rep. Pillich grew up in a working class neighborhood. She graduated from public schools with honors and put herself through college with an ROTC Scholarship, student loans, and part-time work. She holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Oklahoma, obtained her MBA from the University of North Dakota, and is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati’s College of Law. The Armed Forces veteran served eight years on active duty in the...
 
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Representative Pillich Serves In the Following Committees :

Financial Institutions, Housing, and Urban DevelopmentMilitary and Veterans Affairs
 
 
 
 

06.06.14 - Rep. Pillich Pushes To End Gender-Based Pay Discrimination Through Women's Economic Council Bill

 

Wednesday, State Rep. Connie Pillich (D-Montgomery) attempted to remedy discriminatory pay practices against women by offering the Ohio Equal Pay Act as an amendment to House Bill 575 during House Session. The amendment never received formal consideration and was voted down by the Republican-controlled legislature.

 
 

04.30.14 - Rep. Pillich Renews Call For Independent State Watchdog

 

State Rep. Connie Pillich (D-Montgomery) today renewed her call for greater accountability and oversight for the office of the Inspector General (IG) in light of Tuesday’s reported failures to adequately investigate the “Coingate” scandal.

Specifically, Inspector General Randall Meyer failed to initially investigate the involvement of former Gov. Bob Taft in the decade-old scandal, citing a prohibition on examining expunged criminal records. Nearly no mention of the former Republican governor is contained in the IG’s long-awaited report on Coingate, yet Taft’s record is still public according to the Franklin County Clerk of Courts’ records and Taft himself. Meyer has now reversed his opinion, announcing he will revise his report to include Taft's connection to the matter.

“These mistakes are proof positive that reform is needed to remove any possible partisanship from the Inspector General’s office and give the taxpayers the accountability and oversight that they deserve," said Rep. Pillich.  "Moving forward, I hope that the process for selecting the state's top watchdog follows the bipartisan guidelines laid out in legislation I introduced more than a year ago so that we can ensure politics do not sway the Inspector General's investigations of the executive branch."

Rep. Pillich’s proposal—House Bill 76—takes the appointment process for IG out of the governor’s hands and requires the four legislative leaders to appoint an inspector general by majority vote. The bill also restricts political activity for the IG and all employees of the IG, guidelines that are currently in place for other state administrative and legislative employees. The IG would serve a six year term subject to appointment and removal by a simple majority vote from the four legislative leaders.

Randall Meyer initially avoided investigating Taft's involvement with Noe, asserting that he had no responsibility to follow-up on Coingate until the non-partisan, public interest group Common Cause Ohio informed the IG that he had a legal obligation to do so. Following Meyer’s sluggish response to Coingate, The Toledo Blade filed suit to force the IG to take action.

Rep. Pillich and other Democratic State Representatives requested Meyer to investigate potential conflicts of interest at JobsOhio; inappropriate political pressure at state agencies; and the misuse of state planes.

Meyer has failed to respond to all three requests.

 
 

11.08.13 - Rep. Pillich Celebrates Women Veterans

 

On Friday, State Rep. and Air Force Veteran Connie Pillich (D-Montgomery) welcomed and introduced participants of the Celebrating Women Veterans healthcare event at the Marriott Kingsgate in Cincinnati.

 
 
 
Representative Connie Pillich
District 28
77 S. High St
10th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone (614) 466-8120
Fax      (614) 719-3582
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Hometown : Cincinnati
Party : Democrat
Elected Experience :
Current Term : Expires December 2014 / Eligible to run for another term