Lois Kolkhorst

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Lois Kolkhorst
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Texas House of Representatives, District 13
Incumbent
In office
2001 - Present
Term ends
January 13, 2015
Years in position 13
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$7,200/year
Per diem$150/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First elected2000
Next generalDecember 6, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Lois W. Kolkhorst is a Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives, representing District 13. She was first elected to the chamber in 2000.

She is a 2014 special election Republican candidate for District 18 of the Texas State Senate.[1]

Biography

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.[2]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Texas Committee Assignments, 2013
County Affairs
Public Health, Chair
Joint Committee on Oversight of Higher Ed Governance, Excellence & Transparency

2011-2012

Kolkhorst served on the following Texas House of Representatives committees:

Issues

  • HB 5 - Relating to the Healthcare Compact, which would provide states greater control over federal Medicare and Medicaid programs.[3] 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.[4]
  • 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.[5]

Elections

2014

State senate

See also: Texas state legislative special elections, 2014

Cindy Drabek (D), Christian E. Hawkins (D), Gary Gates (R), Charles Gregory (R) and Lois W. Kolkhorst (R) will face off in the special election on December 6, 2014.[1]

The seat is vacant following Glenn Hegar's (R) election as Texas Comptroller on November 4, 2014.[6]

A special election for the position of Texas State Senate District 18 has been called for December 6, 2014. The filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was August 1, 2014.[6]

State house

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for all 150 seats in the Texas House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on March 4, 2014. Those candidates who did not receive 50% or more of the vote in their party primary on March 4 faced an additional May 27 primary runoff. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in these elections was December 9, 2013. Incumbent Lois Kolkhorst was unopposed in the Republican primary and was unchallenged in the general election.[7][8][9]

2012

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2012

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.[10]

2010

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Kolkhorst won re-election unopposed to the 13th District seat in 2010.[10] 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
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Lois Kolkhorst (R) 31,741 100%

2008

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.[10] Kolkhorst raised $253,284 for her campaign.[11]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Kolkhorst is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Kolkhorst raised a total of $1,552,893 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 19, 2013.[12]

Lois Kolkhorst's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Texas State House, District 13 Won $276,622
2010 Texas State House, District 13 Won $413,769
2008 Texas State House, District 13 Won $253,284
2006 Texas State House, District 13 Won $201,986
2004 Texas State House, District 13 Won $168,548
2002 Texas State House, District 13 Won $60,508
2000 Texas State House, District 13 Won $178,176
Grand Total Raised $1,552,893

2012

Kolkhorst won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Kolkhorst raised a total of $276,622.
Texas House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Lois Kolkhorst's campaign in 2012
Ray Ii, Jay Richard & Carissa$10,000
TEXPAC --- Texas Medical Association PAC$6,000
Pharm PAC (Texas Pharmacy Association)$5,000
Texas Optometric Association$5,000
Perry, Bob J$5,000
Total Raised in 2012$276,622
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Kolkhorst won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Kolkhorst raised a total of $413,769.

2008

Kolkhorst won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Kolkhorst raised a total of $253,284.

2006

Kolkhorst won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Kolkhorst raised a total of $201,986.

2004

Kolkhorst won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Kolkhorst raised a total of $168,548.

2002

Kolkhorst won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2002. During that election cycle, Kolkhorst raised a total of $60,508.

2000

Kolkhorst won election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2000. During that election cycle, Kolkhorst raised a total of $178,176.

Scorecards

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2013

In 2013, the Texas State Legislature was in its 83rd legislative session from January 8 through May 27. Thirty minutes after the regular session ended, Governor Rick Perry called legislators back for a special session starting that evening.[13] Two additional called sessions were held from July 1 through July 30 and July 30 through August 5.[14]

  • Legislators are scored on bills which relate to economic freedom, the size and scope of government and individual liberty.
  • Legislators are scored based on their votes on bills relating to the organizations principles, missions and goals of responsible, conservative solutions for Texas.
  • Legislators are scored based on their votes on bills relating to core budget and free enterprise issues.
  • Legislators are scored based on votes for bills with the greatest impact on Texas’ environment and public health.
  • Equality Texas - Equality Texas rankings for the Texas House during the 83rd regular legislative session
  • Legislators are assigned grades reflecting votes on LGBT issues.
  • Legislators are scored based on their votes on bills relating to taxes and property rights.
  • Legislators are scored based on issues critical to businesses, taxpayers and families.
  • Legislators are scored based on votes relating to conservative issues.
  • The 2013 TLCV scorecard covers a range of votes and issues, including: water, global warming, environmental regulation, clean energy, clean air, good government, oil and gas regulation and energy efficiency.
  • Legislators are scored based on votes for bills relating to this issue of abortion.
  • Mark P. Jones is the Chair of the Department of Political Science at Rice University. He builds a ranking of Texas state representatives each year based on their votes from the previous session. Jones then ranks legislators based on how liberal and conservative they are according to legislative history.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key conservative issues.
  • Legislators are scored based on votes for Amendments 2, 12, 51, 95 and 118.
  • Young Conservatives of Texas: Legislative Ratings for the 83rd Legislature
  • Legislators are scored based on votes for House Bill 2.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key small business issues.
  • Concerned Women for America of Texas: Legislative Scorecard for the 83rd session.

2011

In 2011, the Texas State Legislature was in its 82nd legislative session from January 11 through May 30. A special session was called for May 31 through June 29.[14]

  • Legislators are scored based on their votes on bills relating to the organizations principles, missions and goals of responsible, conservative solutions for Texas.
  • Legislators are scored based on their votes on bills relating to core budget and free enterprise issues.
  • Legislators are scored based on votes on social issues, economic issues and other issues.
  • The Humane Scorecard assesses support on a broad range of animal protection issues.
  • Legislators are scored based on votes relating to conservative issues.
  • Legislators are scored based on votes relating to environment and conservation issues.
  • Legislators are scored based on votes for bills relating to this issue of abortion.
  • Mark P. Jones is the Chair of the Department of Political Science at Rice University. He builds a ranking of Texas state representatives each year based on their votes from the previous session. Jones then ranks legislators based on how liberal and conservative they are according to legislative history.
  • Legislators are scored based on 56 House votes and 38 Senate votes that offer clear public policy choice.
  • Legislators are scored based on votes for bills with the greatest impact on Texas’ environment and public health.
  • Legislators are scored based on consumer-related bills.

Empower Texans Fiscal Responsibility Index

See also: Empower Texans Fiscal Responsibility Index and Empower Texans

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 were graded along a 0 through 100 scale in 2013 and on an A through F grading scale in 2011.

2013

Kolkhorst received a score of 63.3 in the 2013 Fiscal Responsibility Index, compared to the grade of B+ that Kolkhorst received for the 2011 Fiscal Responsibility Index.

2011

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."

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