Hilliard City Council
After returning to Ohio in 2009, Ruth Miller wanted to help better the city of Hilliard and had the tools to get it done. Her work as a paralegal exposed her to a range of clients from all backgrounds, every group with their issues she assisted in resolving. As a member of City Council, she knows her problem-solving skills will serve her tenure and community well. Miller believes that electing transparent public servants like her is the way to reaching dreams of a safer, more inclusive city for future generations to come.Ruth for Hilliard
Meet the Candidate
Can you tell our members a little bit about your journey to filing as a candidate?
Last year in 2020 my husband ran for Franklin County Court of Common Pleas and during his run, I began to think about ways I could be an asset to my community. I also made lots of friends on the trail and they wanted me to run. I want to serve my community, and this is the best way for me to do that.
Tip O’Neill famously said that “all politics is local.” What are the top two issues your community faces today and how do you plan to address them?
- Hilliard is growing rapidly and looking to expand. We need to make sure that this growth is done thoughtfully and intentionally. We need to keep the mindset of maintaining greenspace and natural spaces. We also need to keep all types of families and people in mind when thinking of affordable housing and access to shopping.
- It is vital to keep the community involved and engaged in the government process. We need to do what we can to increase access to council as well as transparency.
What stands out in our values as most important to you and your experience (or expected experience) in public office? Our values are:
∙ Economic empowerment
∙ Equity and independence
∙ Dominion over our bodies
∙ Access to education
∙ Safe communities in which to live and raise our families
A community that is not safe is not a place where growth and development will happen. I want to help the families of Hilliard grow and thrive in Hilliard. For this to happen we have to make sure Hilliard is safe. We have to work with the schools to make sure our kids are safe in school and we have to work with law enforcement to make sure we are safe in our homes. But beyond that, we have to also protect the mental health of our citizens. We have to increase the access of mental health services to the members of the communities and work to rid the community of the stigma of getting mental health services.
What does a Matriots PAC endorsement mean to you and your campaign?
It will mean that I will be supported by a group of strong women and men who understand what it means to be a woman running for office. This is a group of people who understand the sacrifices that are made by especially women when they run and why it can be harder for women to run, but also how important it is for women to run for office.