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Lois W. Kolkhorst

Full Name: Lois W. Kolkhorst

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Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 18 Jan 10, 2023 - Jan 12, 2027 88th (1)   89th   Republican Brenham / Washington   Aransas, Austin, Burleson, Calhoun, DeWitt, Fayette, Fort Bend, Goliad, Gonzales, Grimes, Harris, Lavaca, Lee, Montgomery, Refugio, Victoria, Waller, Washington
S 18 Jan 12, 2021 - Jan 10, 2023 87th (2)   Republican Brenham / Washington   Aransas, Austin, Burleson, Calhoun, Colorado, DeWitt, Fayette, Fort Bend, Goliad, Gonzales, Harris, Jackson, Lavaca, Lee, Matagorda, Nueces, Refugio, Victoria, Waller, Washington, Wharton
S 18 Jan 10, 2017 - Jan 12, 2021 85th   86th   Republican Brenham / Washington   Aransas, Austin, Burleson, Calhoun, Colorado, DeWitt, Fayette, Fort Bend, Goliad, Gonzales, Harris, Jackson, Lavaca, Lee, Matagorda, Nueces, Refugio, Victoria, Waller, Washington, Wharton
S 18 Dec 22, 2014 - Jan 10, 2017 83rd (6) (7) (8)   84th (3) (4) (5)   Republican Brenham / Washington   Aransas, Austin, Burleson, Calhoun, Colorado, DeWitt, Fayette, Fort Bend, Goliad, Gonzales, Harris, Jackson, Lavaca, Lee, Matagorda, Nueces, Refugio, Victoria, Waller, Washington, Wharton
H 13 Jan 8, 2013 - Dec 22, 2014 83rd (6) (7) (8)   Republican Brenham / Washington   Austin, Burleson, Colorado, Fayette, Grimes, Lavaca, Washington
H 13 Jan 11, 2011 - Jan 8, 2013 82nd   Republican Brenham / Washington   Austin, Grimes, Walker, Washington
H 13 Jan 13, 2009 - Jan 11, 2011 81st   Republican Brenham / Washington   Austin, Grimes, Walker, Washington
H 13 Jan 9, 2007 - Jan 13, 2009 80th   Republican Brenham / Washington   Austin, Grimes, Walker, Washington
H 13 Jan 11, 2005 - Jan 9, 2007 79th   Republican Brenham / Washington   Austin, Grimes, Walker, Washington
H 13 Jan 14, 2003 - Jan 11, 2005 78th   Republican Brenham / Washington   Austin, Grimes, Walker, Washington
H 13 Jan 9, 2001 - Jan 14, 2003 77th   Republican Brenham / Washington   Austin, Brazos, Burleson, Lee, Milam, Washington

(1) 88th Legislature - Drawing for Terms of Office, 1/11/2023, SR 9, pp. 26-27. Drew 4-year term. Senate Journal.
(2) 2-year term; entire Senate went up for reelection in 2022 due to redistricting. Texas Constitution Art. III, ยง3, Election and term of office of Senators.
(3) Proclamation, 1/27/2015, ordering special runoff election in House District 13 on 2/17/2015 to serve remainder of term of Lois Kolkhorst. Governor Greg Abbott.
(4) Proclamation, 12/22/2014, ordering special election in House District 13 on 1/13/2015 to fill vacancy in seat previously held by Lois Kolkhorst. Governor Rick Perry.
(5) Leighton Schubert, in special election 1/13/2015, runoff 2/17/2015, sworn 3/3/2015, succeeded Lois Kolkhorst, elected to Senate. Texas Secretary of State - Historical Election Returns, 1992-2019.
(6) Lois Kolkhorst sworn into Senate 12/22/2014. Oaths of Office.
(7) Proclamation, 11/14/2014, ordering special election in Senate District 18 on 12/6/2014 to serve unexpired term of Glenn Hegar. Governor Rick Perry.
(8) Lois Kolkhorst, in special election 12/6/2014, sworn 12/22/2014, succeeded unexpired term of Glenn Hegar, elected Comptroller 11/4/2014 and resigned from Senate effective 12/5/2014. Texas Secretary of State - Historical Election Returns, 1992-2019.

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88th R.S. - 2023
Business and Commerce  
Finance  
Health and Human Services (Chair) 
Natural Resources and Economic Development  
Water, Agriculture, and Rural Affairs  
87th R.S. - 2021
Business and Commerce  
Child Protective Services, Special (Chair) 
Community-Based Care Transition, Oversight (Co-Chair) 
Finance  
Future of College Sports in Texas, Select  
Health and Human Services (Chair) 
Natural Resources and Economic Development  
Ports, Select  
State Affairs  
State Water Implementation Fund for Texas Advisory  
Texas Infrastructure Resiliency Fund Advisory  
To Protect All Texans, Special (Co-Vice Chair) 
Transportation  
Water, Agriculture, and Rural Affairs  
86th R.S. - 2019
Finance  
Health and Human Services (Chair) 
Health and Human Services Transition, Legislative Oversight  
Nominations  
State Water Implementation Fund for Texas Advisory  
Texas Infrastructure Resiliency Fund Advisory  
Texas Ports, Select  
Transportation  
Use of Prior Authorization and Utilization Review Processes  
Water and Rural Affairs  
85th R.S. - 2017
Administration (Chair) 
Agriculture, Water, and Rural Affairs  
Coastal Barrier System  
Economic Stabilization Fund Balance, Select  
Finance  
Health and Human Services  
Higher Education Formula Funding  
State Water Implementation Fund for Texas Advisory  
Transportation  
84th R.S. - 2015
Agriculture, Water, and Rural Affairs  
Coastal Barrier System  
Cruise Industry Development (Co-Chair) 
Education  
Finance  
Health and Human Services (Vice Chair) 
Texas Ports, Select  
Transportation  
83rd R.S. - 2013
County Affairs  
Higher Education Governance, Excellence, and Transparency, Select Oversight  
Public Health (Chair) 
82nd R.S. - 2011
Calendars  
Election Contest District 48, Select  
Higher Education Governance, Excellence, and Transparency, Oversight  
Land and Resource Management  
Medicaid Reform Waiver, Legislative Oversight  
Public Health (Chair) 
81st R.S. - 2009
Calendars  
Corrections  
Criminal Commitments of Individuals with Mental Retardation, Interim Select  
Federal Legislation, Select  
Public Health (Chair) 
80th R.S. - 2007
Appropriations  
Appropriations Subcommittee on Education (Chair) 
Economic Development (Chair - Budget & Oversight) 
Higher and Public Education Finance, Select  
79th R.S. - 2005
Appropriations  
Appropriations Subcommittee on Education (Chair) 
Calendars  
Economic Development (Chair - Budget & Oversight) 
78th R.S. - 2003
Appropriations  
Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal Justice (Articles IV and V)  
Business and Industry (Chair - Budget & Oversight) 
Construction Industry-Related Workers' Compensation Issues, Select, Interim  
Ethics, Select  
Higher Education, Interim  
Higher Education, Legislative Oversight  
Local and Consent Calendars  
77th R.S. - 2001
Agriculture and Livestock  
State Recreational Resources  

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