Ron Klein

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Ron Klein previously served the 22nd Congressional district of Florida

Ron Klein, a Democrat, is a former U.S. Representative for the 22nd Congressional District of Florida, having served 2007 to 2011. (map)[1]

Record and controversies

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Iraq War

For more information see the chart of U.S. House of Representatives votes on the Iraq War.

Environmental record

For more information on environmental legislation, see the Energy and Environment Policy Portal

Biography

Ron Klein was born on July 10, 1957 in Cleveland, Ohio. He graduated from Cleveland Heights High School in 1975, and attended Ohio State University, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science in 1979. While at Ohio State, Klein was an intern at the Ohio General Assembly. Klein attended Case Western Reserve University School of Law and graduated in 1982. He married Dori Dragin in 1982 and they moved to Boca Raton, Florida in 1985. They have two children, Brian and Lauren.

In 1992, Klein defeated ten-year incumbent Steve Press in the Democratic primary to win a seat in the Florida House of Representatives. [1] Klein became a member of the Florida Senate in 1996, and served as minority whip in 1998 and as minority leader in 2002-2004. [2]

2006 congressional elections

In 2006, Klein ran for the U.S. House of Representatives in Florida's 22nd congressional district against 12-term Republican incumbent Clay Shaw. Klein defeated Shaw 51% to 47% to take over the seat. [3]

2008 elections

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This information was gathered by volunteer researchers as part of the Superdelegate Transparency Project on the superdelegates for the 2008 Democratic presidential primary. For more info see the Florida superdelegate tracker or visit the STP homepage.


Before Hillary Clinton conceded the race, Ron Klein, as a superdelegate, had not endorsed a candidate for President.

  • For more information and sources, see the state page for this superdelegate linked to in the blue box above.

2010 elections

In 2010, Klein lost his House seat to Republican Allen West.[1]

Money in politics

This section contains links to – and feeds from – money in politics databases. <crpcontribdata>cid=N00027515&cycle=2006</crpcontribdata>

Links to more campaign contribution information for Ron Klein
from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org site.
Fundraising profile: 2006 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by organization/corporation: 2006 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by industry: 2006 election cycle Career totals


Committees and affiliations

Committees

  • House Committee on Financial Services
    • Subcommittee on Capital Markets, Insurance, and Government Sponsored Enterprises
    • Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit
    • Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations
  • House Committee on Foreign Affairs
    • Subcommittee on Middle East and Central Asia
    • Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade
    • Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere

More background data

Background information on Clay Shaw, whom Ron Klein challenged in the 2006 congressional elections:

Former contact

Washington DC Office:
313 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515-0922
Phone: 202-225-3026
Fax: 202-225-8398
Web Email
Website

Broward County Office:
800 East Broward Boulevard
Suite 300
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301-2024
Phone: 954-522-4579
Toll Free Phone: 866-713-7303
Fax: 954-522- 4965

Palm Beach County Office:
625 North Flagler Drive
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Phone: 561-651-7594
Toll Free Phone: 866-713-7303

Articles and resources

Resources

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Ron Klein profile, The Washington Post, accessed January 2011.

Local blogs and discussion sites

Articles

Corresponding article on Wikipedia and Cause Caller. (If Cause Caller link does not work, pick from its list of senators and representatives.)

Current Office: U.S. House of Representatives
111th Congress
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110th Congress
Leadership Position:
None
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Caucuses:
Committees: House Committee on Financial Services, House Committee on Financial Services/Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit, House Committee on Financial Services/Subcommittee on Capital Markets Insurance and Government Sponsored Enterprises, House Committee on Financial Services/Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, House Committee on Foreign Affairs, House Committee on Foreign Affairs/Subcommittee on the Middle East and South Asia, House Committee on Foreign Affairs/Subcommittee on Terrorism Nonproliferation and Trade, House Committee on Foreign Affairs/Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere
Congressional Career
First Elected to Current Office:
November 7, 2006
First Took Current Office:
January 4, 2007
Next Election:
November 2, 2010
Term Ends:
Freshman Member?
No
Previous Political Work?
Florida Senate, Florida House of Representatives
Other Party Membership:
District Offices:
1. 800 East Broward Boulevard Suite 300 Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301-2024
Phone: 954-522-4579 / Fax: 954-522- 4965
2. 625 North Flagler Drive West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Phone: 561-651-7594 / Fax:




Campaign Contact:

Website: http://www.ronklein2006.com/
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Date of Birth: July 10, 1957