In 2018, Ohio will elect new statewide office holders. Leading up to the election, the City Club will be hosting conversations with candidates seeking statewide office.
On October 29, Bill O'Neill announced his candidacy for Governor of Ohio. He is a former judge, an army officer, a registered nurse, and an adoptive parent. O'Neill became the 156th justice to the Ohio Supreme Court on January 2, 2013. Prior to becoming a justice, he served on the Eleventh District Court of Appeals from 1997 until 2007. He was most recently a registered nurse at Hillcrest Hospital, an affiliate of the Cleveland Clinic. He is also a former army officer, Vietnam veteran, and was both a newspaper and television reporter.
O'Neill is a graduate of Ohio University, Cleveland Marshall College of Law, and Huron School of Nursing.