|Kansas House of Representatives District 28|
|2005 - 2013|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Bachelor's||University of Wisconsin|
|J.D.||University of Wisconsin Law School|
|Birthday||September 18, 1944|
|Place of birth||Chicago, Illinois|
Colloton, who has worked as an attorney since 1970, received her Bachelor's in Chemistry and Psychology from the University of Wisconsin, and her JD from UW Law School.
Prior to her election to the House, Colloton served as an alternative delegate to the Republican National Convention in 2004, and a delegate to the Kansas Republican Party Convention in 2003. She was also the Chair of the organizing committee for the Johnson County Republican Committee from 2003-2004.
Colloton has been active in a number of local organizations and is currently a member of the Leawood Chamber of Commerce, Lions Club, Rotary, Women's Club, and the Johnson County Bar.
Colloton's website highlights the following campaign themes:
- Excerpt:"I am working with our public school leadership and my colleagues in Topeka to insure that our Blue Valley and Shawnee Mission schools receive the levels of funding necessary to maintain the excellence we all expect and desire."
- Excerpt:"I am working closely with our local Chambers of Commerce to get statewide improvements to the cost and ease of doing business in Kansas."
- Excerpt:"I will oppose the increasing number of fiscal policies in the State legislature that shift the tax burden onto the local property taxpayer. "
- Excerpt:"I have always been committed to these issues and have received special recognition from the disability service providers throughout Kanas."
- Excerpt:"I have worked in Topeka to introduce legislation to make us safer (DNA testing, domestic violence legislation and victim notification)."
Colloton's website lists public education and economic development as her top priorities.
She refused to take Project Vote Smart's 2008 Political Courage Test. The test, which is administered to all candidates for presidential, congressional, gubernatorial, and state legislative offices, asks one central question - "Are you willing to tell citizens your positions on the issues you will most likely face on their behalf?"
Her answers to the Kansas State Legislative Election 2006 National Political Awareness Test are available.
Has not sponsored any major legislation.
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Colloton served on the following committees:
- Corrections and Juvenile Justice Committee, Kansas House of Representatives, Chair
- Corrections and Juvenile Justice Oversight Committee, Kansas State Legislature, Chair
- Education Committee, Kansas House of Representatives
- Judiciary Committee, Kansas House of Representatives
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Colloton served on the following committees:
- Corrections and Juvenile Justice Committee, House of Representatives (Chair)
- Corrections and Juvenile Justice Oversight Joint Committee, State Legislature (Chair)
- Judiciary Committee, House of Representatives
- Joint Committee on Parole Board Oversight
- See also: Kansas State Senate elections, 2012
|Kansas State Senate, District 11 Republican Primary, 2012|
|Kansas House of Representatives, District 28 General Election (2010)|
|Pat Colloton (R)||8,739|
|Elise Chapline (D)||2,845|
On November 4, 2008, Colloton was re-elected to the 28th District Seat in the Kansas House of Representatives, defeating Tyler Holmes (D).  Colloton raised $39,068 for her campaign, while Holmes raised $736. 
|Kansas House of Representatives, District 28|
|Pat Colloton (R)||11,717||75.0%|
|Tyler Holmes (D)||3,901||24.9%|
In 2010, Colloton received $32,773 in campaign donations. The largest contributors to the campaign are listed below.
|Kansas House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Pat Colloton's campaign in 2010|
|Kansas Contractors Association||$1,000|
|Kansas Optometric Association||$1,000|
|Kansas Medical Society||$1,000|
|Kansas National Education Association||$1,000|
|Kansas Bankers Association||$1,000|
|Total Raised in 2010||$32,773|
In 2008 Colloton collected $39,068 in donations.
Her four largest contributors were:
|Kansas Association of Insurance Agents||$1,250|
|Kansas National Education Association||$1,000|
|Kansans for Lifesaving Cures||$1,000|
|Kansas Association of Realtors||$900|
Colloton and her husband Patrick have two children.
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- Official campaign website
- Kansas Legislature - Pat Colloton
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Kansas Votes profile
- State Surge - Legislative and voting track record
- Campaign contributions: 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Project Vote Smart - Rep. Pat Colloton Biography
- ↑ Official campaign website
- ↑ Pat Colloton Official Website - Homepage
- ↑ Project Vote Smart - Rep. Colloton Issue Positions
- ↑ Kansas Legislature - Bills Introduced by Member
- ↑ Kansas Secretary of State, "Candidates for the 2012 Primary (official)," retrieved July 4, 2012.
- ↑ Kansas Secretary of State, Official 2012 Primary Results
- ↑ Official Kansas House of Representatives General Election Results, 2010
- ↑ 2008 Kansas Election Results
- ↑ Kansas House of Representatives, 2008 Money Raised
- ↑ Follow the Money - 2010 Campaign contributions
- ↑ Follow the Money - 2008 Campaign Contributions
|Kansas House of Representatives District 28
| Succeeded by|
Jerry Lunn (R)
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