Lois Kolkhorst

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Lois Kolkhorst
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Texas State House, District 13
In office
2001 - Present
Term ends
January 13, 2015
Years in position 13
Base salary$7,200/year
Per diem$150/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2000
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Office website
Campaign website
Lois Kolkhorst is a Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives, representing District 13 since 2001.

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.[1]

Committee assignments


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:

Issue positions


  • HB 5 - Relating to the Health Care Compact, which would provide states greater control over federal Medicare and Medicaid programs.[2] 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.[3]
  • 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.[4]



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.[5][6]


See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Kolkhorst won re-election unopposed to the 13th District seat in 2010.[7] 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%


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.[8] Kolkhorst raised $253,284 for her campaign.[9]

Campaign donors


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.[10]

Her five largest contributors in 2010 are:

Donor Amount
Seven Donors, Each Donating $5,000 [10] $5,000
Six Donors, Each Donating $2,500 [10] $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.[11]

Her five largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
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. [12]

Her six largest contributors in 2006 were:

Donor Amount
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. [13]

Her five largest contributors in 2004 were:

Donor Amount
Barnhill Jr, John W $4,291
Texas Optometric Association $3,000
TXU Corp $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. [14]

Her five largest contributors in 2002 were:

Donor Amount
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

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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."[15] 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."[16]


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