Elizabeth Tori

Elizabeth Tori REPRepublican

American politician

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Elizabeth ToriREPRepublican American politician
88
Years of Age
7
Years of Experience
KYResidence (state)

Elizabeth Tori (born March 2, 1936) is an American politician from the Republican Party. Tori represented the 10th state Senate district of Kentucky from 1995 until 2011. Tori attended the University of Kentucky and Western Kentucky University. Tori began her political activism with the creation of the North Hardin Republican Women's Club. Tori was also active in the congressional campaigns of her late husband, Martin, who ran for Kentucky's 2nd district U.S. House seat in 1988 and 1990. Tori made her first run for political office in 1992 with a failed bid for the Radcliff, Kentucky City Council. Two years later, Tori filed for the 10th district state Senate seat held by Democratic incumbent Tom Smith. Using the slogan "the man for the job is a woman", Tori ran a hard campaign that focused on veterans' issues, a highly appealing topic to the district that includes Fort Knox. Tori defeated Smith on election night, becoming the first woman and first Republican to represent the district. Tori was elected Senate Minority Whip in 1997.

Education5 - 5 of 3
Elizabethtown Community College
Associates
University of Kentucky
Attended
Western Kentucky University
Attended
Past Positions1 - 6 of 6
Senator
Kentucky Senate
1995 - 2010
State Senate
Majority Whip
2000 - 2004
State Senate Minority Whip
1997 - 1998
Business Owner
Self Employed
1978 - Current
Civil Service Worker
Fort Knox, Kentucky
1968 - 1978
Teacher
Fort Knox Independent Schools
1962 - 1968
Other Experience1 - 23 of 23
Member
Board of Directors, Lincoln Trail
1996 - Current
Member
Board of Directors Kentucky Food Bank
1996 - Current
Member
CORE Committee
1996 - Current
President
Fort Knox International Group
1990
President
North Hardin Republican Women's Club
1989 - 1990
Member
USAA
1978 - Current
Member
Chamber of Commerce Vine Grove, Kentucky
1978 - Current
Board Member
CORE Communication
Board Member
Lincoln Trail Area Development District
Board Member
Challenger Learning Center
Experience
Vine Grove Chamber of Commerce
Experience
Radcliff Chamber of Commerce
Experience
Elizabethtown Chamber of Commerce
Experience
Kentucky Harvest Board Member
Experience
La Rue Chamber of Commerce
Experience
North Hardin Chamber of Commerce
Founder
Radcliff Women's Club
Life Member
Association of United States Army Disabled American Veterans
Life Member
Retired Officers Association
Executive Committee Member
Hardin County Republican Party
1985 - Current
Experience
Northern & Western Caucuses
Experience
Poverty Task Force
Member
Senate Republican Caucus