Lee Irwin Fisher (born August 7, 1951) is an American lawyer, law dean and professor, former non-profit executive, and former Ohio statewide public officeholder. A member of the Democratic Party, he served as the 64th Lieutenant Governor of Ohio, with Governor Ted Strickland, from 2007 until 2011. He serves as the Dean of Cleveland–Marshall College of Law at Cleveland State University. He is also the Joseph Hostetler -BakerHostetler Chair in Law. He is Senior Fellow, Cleveland State University's Levin College of Urban Affairs; and Urban Scholar, College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs and the Great Cities Institute, University of Illinois at Chicago. He is a member of the Cleveland Community Police Commission (appointed by Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson), the Cleveland Group Plan Commission (appointed by County Executive Armond Budish), the Board of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, and Co-Chair (with former Ohio Governor Bob Taft), of the Ohio Advisory Council, U.S. Global Leadership Coalition. Before his election as lieutenant governor, Fisher served as a member of the Ohio General Assembly, first in the Ohio House of Representatives (1981–1982) and then in the Ohio Senate (1982–1990). He was Attorney General of Ohio from 1991 to 1995 and the Democratic nominee for Governor of Ohio in 1998, losing to Republican Bob Taft. From 1999 to 2006, he served as President and CEO of the Center for Families and Children (CFC) in Cleveland. CFC is a $20 million human services nonprofit with over 300 staff. In 2001 he graduated from the 's "Leadership at the Peak" program. In January 2006, then-Congressman Ted Strickland asked Fisher to be his running mate in the 2006 gubernatorial election. Fisher left CFC on March 1, 2006, to run with Strickland. The two were elected. As Lieutenant Governor, he also served as the Director of the Ohio Department of Development and Chair of both the Ohio Third Frontier Commission and the Clean Ohio Council. Fisher did not run for re-election in 2010, instead running for the U.S. Senate. He won the Democratic primary for the seat held by the retiring Republican George Voinovich, losing to Republican nominee Rob Portman. He was announced to be the new CEO and President of in May 2011.In 2016, Fisher was appointed Interim Dean of Cleveland State University's Cleveland–Marshall College of Law for the 2016–17 academic year. On May 3, 2017, Fisher was named permanent Dean after a national search.