A former U.S. Navy flight officer and proven leader
Hillary O’Connor Mueri is a U.S. Navy veteran who served as a flight officer and an attorney. She is a proven leader running for Congress to fight for northeastern Ohio working families. When Hillary was growing up in Ohio, her mother was a schoolteacher and Ohio Education Association (OEA) member and her father was a welder and United Auto Workers (UAW) member. Hillary’s family experienced firsthand the impact of a changing economy when her father was laid off from his job at General Motors when the plant where he worked closed. Hillary studied aviation engineering at The Ohio State University, and realized she didn’t want to just design fighter aircrafts — she wanted to fly them. Hillary went on to become a Naval flight officer. As part of the first generation of women flight officers trained to fly in combat, Hillary flew 12 combat missions over Iraq. After her military service, Hillary married her husband, Simon, earned her law degree, and was hired by one of the nation’s biggest law firms. With her engineering background and extensive flight experience, she was a natural for solving problems within the aviation industry. Hillary took on pro bono work on behalf of women survivors of domestic abuse, and, to continue her outstanding career of service, stepped up to run for the first time to give hardworking northeastern Ohio families a new voice in Congress.
A champion for Northeastern Ohio working families
Hillary has lived the economic insecurity many families in Ohio face, and she is running for Congress to expand economic opportunity for all. “I'll fight for affordable and available health care, for a better local economy and, as the product of a struggling middle class family in Painesville and a Navy combat veteran, the only marching orders I take will be from the hard working people of northeast Ohio,” she has said.
An opportunity to flip a seat from red to blue
Hillary is challenging Republican Congressman Dave Joyce, an extremist whose dangerous agenda hurts the northeastern Ohio families he was elected to serve. Deep-pocketed Republican special interests are sure to do everything they can to hold on to this seat, but Hillary has what it takes to fight back and win. Let’s show Hillary the full support of the EMILY’s List community and help elect this champion for northeastern Ohio working families to Congress.