Lawmaker Launches Bid For Treasurer’s Post

Third term democratic state representative Connie Pillich says she'll challenge incumbent Josh Mandel for the Ohio Treasurer in 2014
Third term democratic state representative Connie Pillich says she'll challenge incumbent Josh Mandel for the Ohio Treasurer in 2014

A Democratic state lawmaker is announcing plans to challenge Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel in 2014.

Third-term state Rep. Connie Pillich, of suburban Cincinnati, said Monday she’ll focus her campaign on fighting for working families, fellow small business owners and senior citizens.

Pillich has been a lawyer, businesswoman and captain in the U.S. Air Force.

Without using his name, she criticized Mandel for absenteeism from his state position during a failed run for the U.S. Senate last year and for not wanting the job.

Ohio Republican Chairman-elect Matthew Borges (BOHR’-jihs) said Mandel, a U.S. Marine veteran, has been a responsible watchdog of state tax dollars.

Borges cited Mandel’s record of cutting his own budget, modernizing the office and maintaining the high credit rating of Ohio’s investment fund.

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