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Lois Court
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Colorado House of Representatives District 6
Incumbent
In office
2009-Present
Term ends
January 14, 2015
Years in position 5
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$30,000/year
Per diem$45/day in Denver area, $183/day outside
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2008
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsFour consecutive terms
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Colorado at Denver, 1975
Master'sUniversity of Colorado at Denver, 1996
Websites
Office website
Personal website
CandidateVerification
Lois Court is a Democratic member of the Colorado House of Representatives, representing District 6. She was first elected to the chamber in 2008. She currently serves as State House Minority Caucus Leader.

Court served as Director of Administration for Denver Mayor Wellington Webb.

Biography

Court earned her B.A. in English from the University of Colorado at Denver in 1975 and her M.P.A. in Public Affairs from the University of Colorado at Denver in 1996. Her professional experience includes working as Director for the Mayor's Office of Neighborhood Response, Director for the Mayor's Office of Volunteerism, public issues consultant and American government and political science adjunct instructor for ITT Technical Institute and Red Rocks Community College.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Court served on the following committees:

Colorado Committee Assignments, 2013
Finance, Chair
Education
Judiciary
Legislative Council

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Court served on these committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Court served on these committees:

Issues

Initiative rights

See also: Changes in 2009 to laws governing the initiative process

Court is co-sponsoring legislation introduced in the Colorado House of Representatives on March 24 that would:

Court's sponsored legislation includes:

  • HB 09-1107 - HOA Limits On Energy Efficiency Measures
  • HB 09-1119 - Rural Substance Abuse Grant Program
  • HB 09-1273 - Healthcare For Colorado

For details and a full listing of sponsored bills, see the House site.

Political courage tests

Court did not provide answers to the Colorado State Legislative Election 2008 Political Courage Test. The test informs voters how a candidate would vote on the issues if elected.[2]

Elections

2014

See also: Colorado House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Colorado House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place June 24, 2014. The general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 31, 2014. Incumbent Lois Court was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Jeff Krump was unopposed in the Republican primary. Court will face Krump in the general election.[3][4]

2012

See also: Colorado House of Representatives elections, 2012

Court won re-election in the 2012 election for Colorado House of Representatives District 6. She ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on June 26, 2012. She defeated Robert Hardaway (R) and Morton Brooks (L) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[5]

Colorado House of Representatives, District 6, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLois Court Incumbent 66.5% 27,542
     Republican Robert Hardaway 30.3% 12,559
     Libertarian Morton Brooks 3.1% 1,288
Total Votes 41,389

2010

See also: Colorado House of Representatives elections, 2010

Court ran for re-election to the 6th District seat in 2010. She had no opposition in the August 10 primary. Court defeated Joshua Sharf (R) in the November 2 general election.

Colorado House of Representatives, District 6 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Lois Court (D) 19,153
Joshua Sharf (R) 10,724

2008

On November 4, 2008, Court won election to the 6th District seat in the Colorado House of Representatives, defeating opponent Joshua Sharf (R).[6]

Court raised $73,034 for her campaign, while Sharf raised $22,939.[7]

Colorado State House, District 6 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Lois Court (D) 25,403
Joshua Sharf (R) 12,057

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Court is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Court raised a total of $112,688 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 27, 2013.[8]

Lois Court's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Colorado State House, District 6 Won $11,347
2010 Colorado State House, District 6 Won $28,307
2008 Colorado State House, District 6 Won $73,034
Grand Total Raised $112,688

2012

Court won re-election to the Colorado House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Court raised a total of $11,347.
Colorado House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Lois Court's campaign in 2012
Gutterman, Steven D$400
Court, Christiane$400
Johnson, Michael R$400
Iezman, Stanley$400
Court, David$400
Total Raised in 2012$11,347
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Court won re-election to the Colorado House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Court raised a total of $28,307.

2008

Court won election to the Colorado House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Court raised a total of $73,034.

Scorecards

See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in Colorado

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2014

In 2014, the 69th Colorado General Assembly was in session from January 8 to May 7.[9]

2013

In 2013, the 69th Colorado General Assembly was in session from January 9 to May 9.[10]

Personal

Court and her husband, Patrick, have two children.

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