Dem candidate Pillich chooses Marion mayor as running mate


Ex-state Rep. Connie Pillich, a Democratic candidate for governor, announced today that Marion Mayor Scott Schertzer will be her lieutenant governor running mate.

“I knew I needed a local leader to join me in making Ohio a place that works for everyone,” Pillich said. “Scott Schertzer had to make hard choices and tough calls during the depths of the recession, compounded by a state government that actively took away tools from local public safety and first responders. Scott has experience making tough decisions under pressure and that’s exactly the type of leadership Ohio needs.”

Pillich is among five Democrats running for governor in the party’s May 8 primary. The others are state Sen. Joe Schiavoni, former state Attorney General and Treasurer Richard Cordray, Ohio Supreme Court Justice Bill O’Neill and ex-U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich.

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