Laura Lanese is a candidate for city council in Grove City, Ohio.

A military veteran and a published author, Lanese also has worked for the Ohio Attorney General’s Office and the U.S. Department of Justice. She received her juris doctor from The Ohio State University and her master of laws from Georgetown University.

This is Lanese’s first campaign for elected office, although she was appointed to the city’s park board and was subsequently its chairwoman. She also has been a member of Grove City’s Trails Committee, Dog Park Committee, and the STEM for Girls Committee.