Tiffin, Ohio — Gina Grandillo, a dedicated local attorney and lifelong resident of Tiffin, has officially announced the commencement of her campaign for the position of Tiffin City Law Director. Grandillo is vying for the open seat, with the term set to begin in January 2024.
Emphasizing the significance of the role of Law Director, Grandillo stated in a campaign press release, “The position of Law Director is an important one. It keeps us safe and ensures that all city departments operate within the law while serving as a key advisor to our elected officials.”
According to the release, central to her campaign is a commitment to enhancing the efficiency and effectiveness of the legal system, with a profound focus on the well-being of Tiffin’s citizens. She affirmed, “If elected, I pledge my commitment to integrity, approachability, and law and order.”
Grandillo’s extensive experience in government law distinguishes her from her opponent in this contest, according to the release. Her career in government law has spanned from the U.S. Capitol to her current role as the Village Solicitor in the Village of Republic.
Her substantial courtroom experience is expected to be particularly valuable in the potential responsibilities of the Law Director, including overseeing the prosecution duties of the Tiffin Municipal Court.
In July 2022, Grandillo was chosen by local judges to serve as counsel for the highly successful drug recovery court, PIVOT. Speaking on the importance of transparency and civic engagement, she stated, “I have learned that our government functions best when transparency and civic engagement are at a high. This is something I am passionate about.”
During her time in law school, Grandillo gained valuable experience while clerking in the City of Dayton Mayor’s office, where she worked extensively with city contracts. Her expertise in education law, further strengthened by her tenure as a member of the Ohio Northern University Board of Trustees, is poised to be an asset to the “Education Community.”
Currently practicing law in Tiffin and neighboring communities as an associate with James R. Gucker, Grandillo specializes in criminal law, corporate law, real estate law, and litigation.
Having deep roots in Tiffin, she is a graduate of Calvert Catholic Schools and pursued her undergraduate degree in Political Science at Ohio Northern University. Grandillo earned her Juris Doctorate from the University of Dayton School of Law and is admitted to practice law in Ohio and the District of Columbia.
“I am running because I believe in giving back and in the importance of serving others,” Grandillo expressed in the release. To promote this ethos, she intends to establish an internship program in collaboration with area universities, aiming to inspire and nurture a commitment to public service among young talents.