Paul R. Leonard is an American politician of the Ohio Democratic
was elected four times to seats in the Ohio General Assembly and then he
served as mayor of Dayton,
Ohio, from 1982 to 1986, until he was elected lieutenant governor of Ohio in
1986 on the ticket with Richard
. He served as
lieutenant governor from 1987 to 1991. He is a graduate of
University and the
Chase College of Law at
mayor of Dayton, Leonard was known as outgoing and youth-oriented,
sometimes called "the Rock 'N' Roll Mayor of Dayton."
played the electric guitar and appeared in television
After his tenure as lieutenant governor, Leonard returned to Dayton
to practice law. He founded the Center for Animal Law and Advocacy,
a legal team that advocates for harsher penalties for those who
addition to his law practice, Leonard teaches at Wright State
University in Dayton.
He is also on the Board of
Directors for the Animal Legal
. He has a son, Paul Leonard Jr., that
graduated from the University of Florida.