Laura Kleiner

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Laura Kleiner
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Candidate for
Virginia House District 20
PartyDemocratic
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Laura Kleiner was a 2011 Democratic candidate for District 20 of the Virginia House of Delegates.

Kleiner works as a dance and musical theater instructor. She studied political science at Mary Baldwin College.

Elections

2011

See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2011

Kleiner ran in the 2011 election for Virginia House District 20. She won the Democratic caucus and was defeated by incumbent Richard Bell in the November 8 general election.[1]

Virginia House of Delegates, District 20 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRichard Bell Incumbent 71.1% 9,522
     Democratic Laura Kleiner 28.9% 3,865
Total Votes 13,387

Issues

Campaign themes

2011

Kleiner's website highlighted the following campaign themes:

  • Faith

Excerpt: "My personal faith is the most important value I live by. I attend Allen Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Staunton, and my strong faith informs all of my choices."

  • Education

Excerpt: "It is unacceptable for the government to deprive our schools of necessary funding; we need to maintain support of elementary and secondary education. Both public and private colleges should be made a priority in order to ensure our future."

  • Jobs

Excerpt: "We should encourage entrepreneurs to open new businesses in the 20th District, creating the jobs we need. We have successful retail and food preparation jobs, but we must expand into the growing technological fields. By expanding local business, and creating opportunities in new fields, we can move the 20th District toward a stronger economy."

  • Disability Rights

Excerpt: "It is essential that we integrate those with disabilities into society, and fight to end stigma, while providing the services they need. The government cannot in good conscience deny necessary services to the disabled community, but must find a cost effective way to provide them."

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