Saine addressing an audience in 2017.
|Member of the Colorado House of Representatives|
from the 63rd district
|Assumed office |
January 9, 2013
|Preceded by||Jon Becker|
|Alma mater||Indiana University Bloomington|
- 2012 When Republican Representative Jon Becker left the Legislature and left the District 63 seat open, Saine won the June 26, 2012 Republican Primary with 3,444 votes (93%) against a write-in candidate, and won the November 6, 2012 General election with 21,162 votes (56%) against Democratic nominee Tim Erickson who had run for a House seat in 2004.
Controversial MLK Comments
During a discussion over a resolution about the impact of Martin Luther King, Jr. in the Colorado House of Representative on MLK Day, 2019, Saine stated, "We have come a long way on that arc since the Reconstruction, since whites and blacks alike were in nearly equal numbers lynched for the crime of being Republican...Our march of justice is not over when a member of this body who represents all races, creeds and religions is told that Martin Luther King does not represent her heritage.” The Denver Post stated she claimed "...her skin color was the reason she couldn’t introduce a resolution honoring King," rather another African American representative did so earlier in the day.
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- Staver, Anna (22 January 2019). "Colorado lawmaker Lori Saine claims blacks, whites were lynched in "nearly equal numbers" for being Republican following Reconstruction". The Denver Post. Retrieved 22 January 2019.