|Texas State House, District 13|
|2001 - Present|
|January 13, 2015|
|Years in position||12|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next election||November 4, 2014|
Kolkhorst is the Owner/Operator of Kolkhorst Petroleum. She previously worked as Chief Executive Officer for the Washington County Chamber of Commerce/Economic Development Foundation of Brenham from 1995-2000, and as Director of Marketing for the Athletics Administration of Texas Christian University from 1988-1996.
She is a member of the Texas Christian University Lady Frogs Golf Team.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Kolkhorst served on the following committees:
|Texas Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• County Affairs|
|• Public Health, Chair|
Kolkhorst served on the following Texas House of Representatives committees:
|Texas Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Land & Resource Management|
|• Public Education, Chair|
- HB 5 - Relating to the Health Care Compact, which would provide states greater control over federal Medicare and Medicaid programs. In July 2011, Gov. Rick Perry signed into law SB 7 that contained compact language from HB 5 as well as other health care changes.
- HB 13 - Relating to the Medicaid program and alternate methods of providing health services to low-income persons in this state. Would provide a statewide alternative in Texas to the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
- HB 504 - Relating to the creation of an offense for a parent's contribution to a child's failure to comply with a sentence or court order relating to a disruptive activity or disruption of class on school property.
- HB 518 - Relating to programs to provide student loan repayment assistance for certain correctional officers, for certain speech-language pathologists and audiologists, and for certain mathematics and science teachers.
- HB 1275 - Relating to the authority to impose a county hotel occupancy tax.
- HB 2379 - Relating to the establishment of an adult stem cell research program.
Kolkhorst ran in the 2012 election for Texas House of Representatives, District 13. Kolkhorst ran unopposed in the May 29 primary election. She was unchallenged in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
Kolkhorst won re-election unopposed to the 13th District seat in 2010. She had no opposition in the March 2nd primary, and she had no opposition in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.
| Texas House of Representatives, District 13 |
2010 General election results
|Lois Kolkhorst (R)||31,741||100%|
On November 4, 2008, Kolkhorst won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives from Texas's 13th District. Kolkhorst ran unopposed in the general election, and she received 41,376 votes. Kolkhorst raised $253,284 for her campaign.
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
As of September 24, 2010, Kolkhorst has raised $198,083 for her 2010 election campaign.
Her five largest contributors in 2010 are:
|Seven Donors, Each Donating $5,000 ||$5,000|
|Six Donors, Each Donating $2,500 ||$2,500|
|Tate Jr, Milton Y||$2,000|
|Service Corp International Pac (SCI/PAC)||$2,000|
|Texas Medical Association||$2,000|
In the 2008 election, Kolkhorst raised a total of $253,284.
Her five largest contributors in 2008 were:
|Texas Health & Science PAC||$5,000|
|Texas Association Of Home Builders||$5,000|
|Texas Tech Alumni & Friends||$5,000|
|Herzog, Kent & Julie||$5,000|
|Texas Electric Cooperatives||$4,200|
In the 2006 election, Kolkhorst raised a total of $201,986. 
Her six largest contributors in 2006 were:
|BG Distribution Partners||$6,500|
|Texas Association of Realtors||$6,000|
|Rush, W Marvin & Barbara||$6,000|
|Ace Cash Express||$5,000|
|Rossel, Cary & Mrs||$5,000|
|Herzog, Julie & Kent||$5,000|
In the 2004 election, Kolkhorst raised a total of $168,548. 
Her five largest contributors in 2004 were:
|Barnhill Jr, John W||$4,291|
|Texas Optometric Association||$3,000|
|Harper, Alan K & Patti||$2,500|
|Five Donors, Each Donating $2,000||$2,000|
In the 2002 election, Kolkhorst raised a total of $60,508. 
Her five largest contributors in 2002 were:
|Harper, Alan K & Patti||$2,500|
|Texas Dental Association||$2,000|
|Associated General Contractors Of Texas||$2,000|
|Vinson & Elkins||$1,995|
|Texas Petroleum Marketers & Convenience Store Association||$1,750|
This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term Lois + Kolkhorst + Texas + House
- All stories may not be relevant to this legislator due to the nature of the search engine.
- House Backs Bill to Crack Down on Medicaid Fraud - Texas Tribune
- Bill passed to fight Medicare fraud in Texas - Brenham Banner Press
- Rangel: Committee chairs sit tall in Texas - Amarillo.com
- Kolkhorst pushes dental reform bill - Sealy News
- Texas House votes to pass Cottage Foods Bill - Your Houston News
- Infighting in the Pro-Life Movement Killed a Bill to Reform End-of-Life Care - Dallas Observer (blog)
- House Tentatively Approves "Scope-of-Practice" Bill - Texas Tribune
- Lawmaker tells House committee that bill ?may be final bite at the apple? to ... - Dallas Morning News (blog)
- Deuell's end-of-life bill dead this session, key legislator says - Austin American-Statesman
- End-of-Life Bill Sparks Anger, Accusations - KUT News
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Empower Texans Fiscal Responsibility Index
Empower Texans produces the Fiscal Responsibility Index as "a measurement of how lawmakers perform on size and role of government issues." The index uses "exemplar votes on core budget and free enterprise issues that demonstrate legislators' governing philosophy." Legislators are graded along a standard grading scale, receiving grades A through F based on their performance during the legislative session.
Lois Kolkhorst received a grade of B+ on the 2011 Fiscal Responsibility Index.
- 2011 Taxpayer Advocate. Kolkhorst was named a "2011 Taxpayer Advocate," which is "An award presented to by Texans for Fiscal Responsibility to legislators based on their strong rating on the most recent Fiscal Responsibility Index."
- Lois Kolkhorst campaign website
- Texas House of Representatives - Rep. Kolkhorst
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 20102008, 2006, 2004, 2002, 2000
- Freedom Speaks profile
- Texas State Directory profile
- Texas Political Almanac HD 13 page
- Texas Tribune profile & bio
- Vote-TX.org profile
- State Surge profile
- Texas Conservative Coalition profile
- Lois Kolkhorst on Twitter
- ↑ Project Vote Smart - Rep. Kolkhorst
- ↑ Texas Watchdog, "Health care compacts bill passes Texas House, Kolkhorst considers Senate strategy", June 15,2011
- ↑ Texas Watchdog, "Businesses seek waivers from health care act and its costs; Texas health commissioner says exemption for state could save $60 billion", May 23,2011
- ↑ Texas Legislature - Bills Authored/Joint Authored by Rep. Kolkhorst
- ↑ Texas GOP list of candidates for 2012 Elections
- ↑ Texas Secretary of State Election History
- ↑ Official Texas Election Results
- ↑ Texas House official election results for 2008
- ↑ District 13 Texas House candidate funds, 2008
- ↑ 10.0 10.1 10.2 Follow the Money - 2010 contributions to Lois Kolkhorst
- ↑ Follow the Money - 2008 Campaign contributions
- ↑ Follow the Money - 2006 Campaign contributions
- ↑ Follow the Money - 2004 Campaign contributions
- ↑ Follow the Money - 2002 Campaign contributions
- ↑ Empower Texans, "Fiscal Responsibility Index"
- ↑ Empower Texans, "2011 Taxpayer Advocates
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