June 23, 2017


Lawrenceville, GA – Steve Reilly, a Lawrenceville attorney, today announced his candidacy for the U. S. House of Representatives in the 7th District.  Reilly is a Democrat.  He was the Democratic nominee in the 7th District in 2012.

Steve Reilly has been a resident of Gwinnett County, Georgia since 1975.  After completing law school in 1986, Mr. Reilly 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, Mr. Reilly was honorably discharged from the Army and entered private law practice in Lawrenceville.  Mr. Reilly is a partner in the Lawrenceville law firm of Andrew, Merritt, Reilly & Smith, LLP.

Mr. Reilly graduated from law school at the University of Georgia in 1986.  He 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.  Mr. Reilly is a member of the State Bar of Georgia and the Gwinnett County Bar Association.

Mr. Reilly 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 served on the board of the Gwinnett Boys & Girls Clubs, and is a graduate of Leadership Gwinnett.  Reilly 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.  Reilly also served as the 7th congressional district chairman of the Democratic Party of Georgia.

Mr. Reilly is 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 a grain broker in McAllen, Texas.

For further information about Mr. Reilly and his positions on various issues, please contact Steve Reilly at 770-513-9914, or email him at sreilly@amrslaw.com.   Please see our web site at:  http://stevereillyforcongress.com