Lee Fisher

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Lee Fisher
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64th Lieutenant Governor of Ohio
Former officeholder
In office
January 8, 2007 – January 9, 2011
PredecessorBruce Edward Johnson
Bachelor'sOberlin College
Date of birthAugust 7, 1951
Lee Fisher (born August 7, 1951, in Ann Arbor, Michigan) is a Democratic politician and a former Lieutenant Governor of Ohio. Fisher also served as Ohio Director of Development.

Fisher unsuccessfully ran for the U.S. Senate in 2010. He lost to Republican Rob Portman after defeating Ohio Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner in the Democratic primary.

The "hairless" video of Fisher that went viral in June 2009

Education and career

Fisher is a graduate of Oberlin College (where he has served as a college trustee) and of Case Western Reserve University School of Law. He is a member of Phi Alpha Delta law fraternity. Fisher served as an Ohio state representative from 1981 to 1982 and as an Ohio state senator from 1982 to 1990. He was elected attorney general of Ohio and served in that post from 1991 to 1995. In 1994, Fisher lost his bid for re-election as attorney general to Republican Betty Montgomery.

In 1992, Fisher was elected a presidential elector for Ohio. In 1998, Fisher ran for Governor but narrowly lost to Republican Bob Taft in the closest gubernatorial election in 28 years.

Fisher's wife, Peggy Zone Fisher, was a member of the Ohio delegation to the 2004 Democratic National Convention. During this time, Fisher hinted that he might be interested in playing a hand in statewide politics again. This was taken to mean that he might consider another run for the governorship in 2006, when Taft was to be barred from seeking a third consecutive term. Fisher once again appeared on the statewide ticket, this time for lieutenant governor with gubernatorial candidate Ted Strickland, and won in November.

YouTube incident

In June 2009, an Ohio blog, Right Ohio, released a YouTube video that shows "44 seconds of your Ohio lieutenant governor shirtless on YouTube!"[1]

According to the Cleveland Plain Dealer, the clip features "...a sleepy, shirtless Fisher complaining about the campaign's lack of 'clear and concise' message....The unflattering clip has gone viral within political circles and was picked up by Politico.com."[2][3]

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