Lieutenant Governor Lee Fisher's career has spanned the private, public, and nonprofit sectors. For the past seven years, he has served as the President and CEO of the Center for Families and Children in Cleveland.
A highly-regarded public servant for more than 14 years, Lee served as Ohio Attorney General, State Senator and State Representative. Lee also worked as a private attorney, public company board director, and as a federal appellate law clerk.
As a state legislator, Lee authored more then ten Ohio laws, including the Missing Children law, the Hate Crime law, the Crime Victims Assistance law, and the Child Safety Seat law.
As Attorney General, he created the award-winning Operation Crackdown program which shut down hundreds of dangerous drug houses throughout Ohio, and he established the first-ever statewide law enforcement conference which is now an annual tradition in Ohio's law enforcement community.
Lee is the founder and former Co-Chair of the Mental Health Advocacy Coalition and serves or has served on many nonprofit boards, including the National Leadership Board of the Cleveland Clinic Cancer Center; the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children; and Oberlin College. In addition, Lee was appointed by President Bill Clinton as Chair of the National Commission on Crime Control and Prevention, and to the World Board of Governors of the United Service Organizations (USO).
Raised in the Cleveland area, Lee graduated from Oberlin College and later received his law degree from Case Western Reserve University, and his Master Degree of Nonprofit Organizations (MNO) from the Case Mandel School for Nonprofit Organizations. Lee is married to Peggy Zone Fisher, the President and CEO of the Diversity Center of Northeast Ohio. They have a son, Jason, who is a recent graduate of Syracuse University's Newhouse School of Communications and a daughter, Jessica, who is in high school.