Eight Things About Ron Klein
- Ron Klein was born on July 10, 1957, in Cleveland.
- While in college, he made his first foray into public service through an internship at the Ohio General Assembly.
- He graduated from the Ohio State University in 1979 with a B.A. in political science. In 1982, he received his J.D. from Case Western Reserve University Law School.
- In 1982, Klein married the former Dori Dragin, and the two moved to Boca Raton, Fla., in 1985. They have two children: Brian, 19, and Lauren, 16.
- Klein served in the Florida House of Representatives from 1992 through 1996, when he was elected to the Florida Senate.
- While a state representative, Klein was integral in reforming Florida's Holocaust education program. After sponsoring a bill requiring Holocaust studies in public schools, he enlisted the help of movie director Steven Spielberg. They arranged for a private screening of Schindler's List for state legislators, and Spielberg himself sent letters urging support. The bill passed unanimously in 1994 on Yom Hashoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day).
- While continuing his role as a state senator to this day, Klein is also a partner with the law firm of Sachs, Sax & Klein, P.A.
- His interests include camping, tennis, racquetball, and water sports.