Richard Pfeiffer (politician)
|Member of the Ohio Senate
from the 15th district
January 3, 1983 – March 31, 1992
|Preceded by||John Kasich|
|Succeeded by||Ben Espy|
April 12, 1944 |
Fort Jackson, South Carolina, U.S.
|Children||3, including Sacha Pfeiffer|
Life and career
Born in Fort Jackson, South Carolina, Pfeiffer was raised in Columbus, Ohio. He is the son of Marie (née Stoll) and Richard Pfeiffer. He is married to Janet Preskenis; his children include journalist Sacha Pfeiffer, Sonya Pfeiffer, and Seth Pfeiffer.
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 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.
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