|Arizona State Senate District 6|
|January 10, 2011-January 10, 2103|
|Per diem||$35/day for the first 120 days of regular session and for special sessions and $10/day thereafter.|
|Elections and appointments|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Term limits||Four consecutive terms|
Klein's political experience includes her work as a Precinct Committee Member of the Arizona Republican Party.
Klein was the Executive Director/Director of Public Affairs for the Arizona School Choice Trust in 1998. She then worked as Executive Director for the Taxpayer Protection Alliance from 1999 to 2000. From 2002 to 2006, she was National Director of Development for Americans for Fair Taxation. Klein was Executive Director/Spokesperson for Proposition 207 in 2006. She then worked for Medical Choice for Arizona (Proposition 101) as Executive Director/Director of Development in 2008. She currently works as owner of Lori Klein and Associates and for the development of The Health Care Freedom Act.
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Klein served on these committees:
- Subcommittee on Health and Welfare
- Education Committee, Arizona Senate
- Finance Committee, Arizona Senate
- Government Reform Committee, Arizona Senate, Vice Chair (2012)
- Capital Review Committee, Arizona State Legislature
Klein's campaign website listed the following issues:
- Excerpt: "I oppose increasing taxes on Arizona’s hardworking families or businesses. As I promised during the 2010 election, I have been working to reduce our tax burden so we can get our economy growing again and get our employers hiring again."
- Private Property Rights And Public Lands
- Excerpt: "As a board member of the Orange Coalition, a grassroots Private Property Rights organization, and as the former Executive Director of Proposition 207 that, in 2008, gave Arizona the best private property rights law in the country, you can count on me to look after your rights and to protect you from any government efforts to encroach on your property rights."
- Life & Family Issues
- Excerpt: "I am 100% pro-life and pro-family. I believe that we need to protect life at every stage, and promote adoption and abortion alternatives to encourage a culture of life. I believe in marriage between one man and one woman and that the family is the fundamental building block of society."
- Second Amendment
- Excerpt: "Our Constitution is clear, yet politicians continue to try to ignore, “Shall Not Be Infringed. ” I have a 100% pro-second amendment voting record and I will continue to protect and restore your right to legally keep and bear arms, without exception."
- Our Constitution & Arizona's States Rights
- Excerpt: "I have the most conservative voting record of any legislator in the district and you can count on me to always protect our U.S. and Arizona Constitutions. I will also continue to work to reassert our state’s rights as defined in the 10th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. "
Klein ran in the 2012 election for Arizona House of Representatives District 1. She was defeated by incumbents Karen Fann and Andy Tobin in the August 28, 2012, Republican primary. The general election took place on November 6, 2012.
Redistricting moved Senator Klein's home into the same district as Senate President Steve Pierce. Rather than face him, she decided to run in the Arizona House of Representatives. As a result, she lost the Republican primary to incumbents Andy Tobin and Karen Fann.
|Arizona House of Representatives, District 1 Republican Primary, 2012|
|Andy Tobin Incumbent||41%||22,167|
|Karen Fann Incumbent||33.5%||18,142|
- See also: Arizona State Senate elections, 2010
Klein ran in the 2010 election for Arizona State Senate District 6. She defeated incumbent Republican David Braswell in the August 24 primary by a margin of 10,846-8,324. Klein then defeated Pat Flickner in the November 2 general election.
|Arizona State Senate, District 6 General Election (2010)|
|Lori Klein (R)||38,999|
|Pat Flickner (D)||19,190|
|Arizona State Senate, District 6 Republican Primary (2010)|
|Lori Klein (R)||10,846|
|David Braswell (R)||8,324|
Across the country in 2010, state senate elections were held in 43 states. 1,167 state senate seats were at stake. In all 1,167 state senate districts with an election in 2010, only 19 challengers (12 Democrats and 7 Republicans) defeated an incumbent state senator. Klein is one of the 7 Republican challengers who defeated an incumbent Republican state senator.
In 2010, Klein raised $51,244 in contributions. 
Her two largest contributors were:
|Arizona Chamber Of Commerce & Industry||$1,664|
The Goldwater Institute releases its "Legislative Report Card" annually for all Arizona legislators. This report card tracks how legislators voted on key votes and assigns them a letter grade based on how closely their votes agree with the Institute's positions. The primary values emphasized in the ratings are whether votes expand or restrict liberty.
Klein received a score of 71 out of 100 in the 2012 report card for a grade of A- according to the Goldwater Institute’s grading scale. This score was the same as her score on the 2011 report card. Klein’s 71 in 2012 was tied for the 6th highest grade among all 30 Arizona State Senators.
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Klein has been accused of intentionally pointing a loaded handgun at reporter Richard Ruelas of The Arizona Republic during an interview with him. Klein stated that she did not point the weapon at Ruelas, but that he sat down on a couch that happened to be in the gun's laser sight line. Regardless of how the incident played out, Klein broke no laws or chamber rules, only the most basic of gun safety rules. In Arizona senators can carry guns into the Capitol, although the public does not have the right to do so.
Klein has three children.
- Campaign website
- Senate website
- Project Vote Smart Biography
- Project Vote Smart Legislative profile
- Campaign Contributions: 2010
- ↑ Campaign website, Issues
- ↑ Arizona Secretary of State - Primary candidate list
- ↑ Arizona Secretary of State, Official 2012 Primary Results
- ↑ Mohave Valley Daily News, "Redistricting muddles state legislative primary contests," August 21, 2012
- ↑ Primary results
- ↑ General election results
- ↑ 2010 contributions
- ↑ 8.0 8.1 Goldwater Institute "2012 Legislative Report Card for Arizona's 50th Legislature, First Regular Session," August 15, 2012
- ↑ Stateline.org "Arizona lawmaker's gun incident sparks debate", July 14, 2011
|Arizona State Senate District 6
| Succeeded by|
Chester Crandell (R)