U.S. Representative Paul Gillmor remembered by Deborah Pryce
U.S. Congressman Paul Gillmor, who served Ohio's fifth district for almost two decades, was found dead in his Washington apartment Wednesday morning. U.S. Representative Deborah Pryce shared her memories of Gillmor.
"He really had a lot of political savvy and legislative know how," Pryce said.
Pryce remembers Paul Gillmor as a mentor. She said when she was elected to Congress in 1992 she was new to the ways of Washington. But she said Gillmor, who had already served two U.S. Congressional terms and 22 years as a state senator, helped her along the way.
"He had just a unique and almost innate sense of the legislative process. And he shared that and it really was helpful. His work almost seemed effortless because it was second nature to him. And so I remember him for that, and being so kind when I first got to the halls of Congress," Pryce recalled.
Pryce called Gillmor "a people person" - "a legislator's legislator." She said he leaves behind a noble legacy.
"One of the things that I appreciated most about Paul Gillmor was how much he loved his family. And, you know, he put them before everything else, and I'm just glad that he leaves them with so much to be proud of," Pryce said.
At the time of his death, Gillmor was on the Financial Services Committee. He represented the Bowling Green area for almost 20 years. Gillmor was 68-years-old.