|Member of the Ohio Senate|
from the 15th district
January 3, 1983 – March 31, 1992
|Preceded by||John Kasich|
|Succeeded by||Ben Espy|
|Born||April 12, 1944|
Fort Jackson, South Carolina, U.S.
|Children||3, including Sacha Pfeiffer|
Life and career
In 1986, Pfeiffer was mentioned as a potential running mate to Richard Celeste. However, the spot ultimately went to Paul Leonard. Pfeiffer subsequently won reelection to the Senate, and again won reelection in 1990.
Pfeiffer won election as judge of the Franklin County Environmental Court in 1992, and as a result, resigned from the Senate. He was succeeded by Ben Espy. He served on the bench until 2003, when he became Columbus city attorney. Pfeiffer was included as an attorney in the documentary Flag Wars (2003) which examined "the collision between African-American homeowners and gay, white interlopers", according to a report in the Boston Globe.
In December 2016, Pfeiffer announced he would not seek re-election as Columbus city attorney after his term expiring on December 31, 2017. City Council president Zach Klein sought and won the office in the November 2017 general election.
- Marie Pfeiffer obituary accessed 11-7-2015
- Dems win edge in Ohio Senate
- Riffe will not join Celeste on ticket
- Toledoan named to Columbus council
- Richard Pfeiffer bio accessed 9-30-2016
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