Democrat Connie Pillich announces she's running for governor

(Courtesy: Connie Pillich)

Democrat Connie Pillich officially announced she's running for Ohio Governor in 2018.

She made the announcement on her website with the release of this video.

"There is so much we have to do. We cannot let the energy and determination fade away," said Pillich. "I feel as determined and patriotic as I did when I went to college on an ROTC scholarship."

Pillich is a former Captain in the U.S. Air Force.

She said, "I learned in the Air Force that no matter what the challenge, if you work together and face it head on, you can make a difference."
"Too many in Ohio are hurting. Our strained communities are looking for new leaders willing to stand for something larger than themselves."

Pillich said as a state representative, she worked with Democrats and Republicans in support of military service members by introducing bipartisan legislation to connect veterans to their benefits, help military families meet the financial challenges of military transfers, and help veterans and their families get back to work.

ABC 6/FOX 28 will continue to follow the 2018 Ohio Governor race.

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