Candidate for US Congress Georgia Distict 7
Steve Reilly has been a resident of Gwinnett County, Georgia since 1975. He attended public schools in Gwinnett County, graduating from Central Gwinnett High School in Lawrenceville in 1979. Steve obtained his bachelor’s degree in 1983 from Mercer University in Macon, Georgia, where he attended school on a U.S. Army R.O.T.C. scholarship and was a “Distinguished Military Graduate.” He graduated from law school at the University of Georgia in 1986. After completing law school, Steve became an officer in the United States Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps, where he practiced law as a military attorney and attained the rank of captain. While on active duty, he was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal and the Army Commendation Medal. In 1990, Steve was honorably discharged from the Army and entered private law practice in Lawrenceville. He is a partner in the Lawrenceville law firm of Andrew, Merritt, Reilly & Smith, LLP.
Steve has been active in a variety of civic activities. He previously served as a member of the board of directors of the Gwinnett United Way and is currently on the advisory board for Gwinnett Legal Aid. He has served on the board of the Gwinnett Boys & Girls Clubs, and is a graduate of Leadership Gwinnett. Steve served as the chairman of the Gwinnett County Democratic Party from 1996-2002, and is a member of the State Committee of the Democratic Party of Georgia. He also served as the 7th congressional district chairman of the Democratic Party of Georgia.
Steve Reilly is a member of the State Bar of Georgia and the Gwinnett County Bar Association. Steve is also a certified mediator. He mediates cases in the Gwinnett Judicial Circuit.
Steve and his wife, Cathy, currently reside in Peachtree Corners and have two children, Michael and Savannah. Michael is a 2015 graduate of the University of Georgia and is a paramedic with the Gwinnett County Fire Department. Savannah is a 2017 graduate of Mississippi State University, and is now a grain broker in McAllen, Texas.
Steve and daughter Savannah at the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge in South Georgia
Steve in the U.S. Army in 1990
Steve and family