Mary Jo Kilroy

Mary Jo Kilroy ( born April 30, 1949 in Euclid, Ohio) is an American politician. Between 2009 and 2011, she represented the state of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Mary Jo Kilroy attended until 1977 Cleveland State University. After a subsequent law degree from the Ohio State University in Columbus and its 1980 was admitted as a lawyer, she began to work in this profession. Between 1992 and 1999 she served on the Education Committee of the city of Columbus; in 1999 she was president of that body. Politically, she joined the Democratic Party. In 1996, she ran unsuccessfully for the Senate from Ohio. From 2001 to 2008 it belonged to the District Council of Franklin County. Between 2005 and 2007 was its chairman. In 2006, she ran unsuccessfully for even the U.S. House of Representatives.

In the congressional elections of 2008 Kilroy was but then in the 15th electoral district of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where they became the successor of the Republican Deborah Pryce on January 3, 2009. Since it has not been confirmed in 2010, she was able to complete only one term in Congress until January 3, 2011. There she was a member of the Finance Committee and the Committee on Homeland Security and in five sub-committees. She also belonged to the Congressional Progressive Caucus to.

In 2012, Mary Jo Kilroy ran unsuccessfully in the primary of their party for the upcoming congressional elections.