News Net 5: Democrat Lee Fisher talks about hometown roots, keeping jobs in U.S. and creating change in Senate

Lee Fisher is a familiar face in Northeastern Ohio. After several years practicing law, the Shaker Heights native jumped into politics.

“My lifelong dream was to run for public office,” he told residents of Menorah Park in Cleveland earlier this week.

Fisher was elected state representative for the eastern suburbs of Cleveland in 1980. After serving in the Ohio Senate, he was elected Attorney General for the state of Ohio in 1990. He spent a dozen years out of politics – several of them as the president and CEO of the Centers for Families and Children – then joined Ted Strickland as his Lieutenant Governor in their successful race for the Statehouse.

Fisher says he is the only Democratic statewide candidate from Cleveland this year.

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