Lois Court

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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, $99/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 the 6th District since 2009 and currently serving as State House Minority Caucus Leader. She formerly served as director of administration for Denver Mayor Wellington Webb.

Court earned her BA in English from the University of Colorado at Denver in 1975. She went on to receive her MPA in Public Affairs from the University of Colorado at Denver in 1996.

Court has worked in the following positions: director for the Mayor's Office of Neighborhood Response, director for the Mayor's Office of Volunteerism, public issues consultant, and as American government and political science adjunct instructor for ITT Technical Institute and Red Rocks Community College.

Issues

Court did not provide answers to the Colorado State Legislative Election 2008 Political Courage Test. The test provides voters with how a candidate would vote on the issues if elected.[1]

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 other sponsored legislation includes:

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

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

Committee assignments

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Court has been appointed to these committees:

2009-2010

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

Elections

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 June 26, 2012, Democratic primary. She defeated Robert Hardaway (R) and Morton Brooks (L) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

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).[5]

Court raised $73,034 for her campaign, while Sharf raised $22,939.[6]

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

2010

In 2010, Court raised $28,307 in contributions. [7]

No contributions to her campaign were of $1,000 or more.

2008

Below are Court's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2008 election:[8]

Contributor 2008 total
Lois Court $2,100
Roger Moss $800
Linda A Rawlings $600
Erick D Stowe $600
Joan E Minsky $600

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Personal

Court and her husband Patrick have two children.

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Preceded by
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Colorado House District 6
2009–present
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