She enjoys the outdoors with her husband, Jim Kolkhorst and their two children, Lois Kate and Jake.
She is a graduate of Texas Christian University, where she was an accomplished golfer who played for the TCU Lady Frogs Golf Team, as well as being named to the Academic All-Southwest Conference Team.
Athletics Administration/Director of Marketing, Texas Christian University, 1988-1996.
Prior to public service, she served as CEO for the Washington County Chamber and the Economic Development Foundation of Brenham.
The family lives in Brenham, while they own and operate Kolkhorst Petroleum, based in the nearby city of Navasota.
Member, One-Call Board of Texas
Member, Texas Christian University Lady Frog Golf Team
Board of Directors, Texas Economic Development Council.
Kolkhorst has received the repeated endorsement of groups like the Texas State Rifle Association, the Texas Wildlife Association, and the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association.
Rep. Lois W. Kolkhorst is a member of the Texas House of Representatives, serving House District 13, which includes Austin, Burleson, Colorado, Fayette, Grimes, Lavaca and Washington Counties, and consists of thousands of square miles of rural Texas from the Brazos Valley to the Coastal Plains.
As Chair of the House Committee on Public Health, she oversees the state's health care system and sets priorities for the Texas Health and Human Services Commission. She is also a member of the House Committee on County Affairs, where she helps solve challenges facing the state's 254 counties, and works closely with the seven rural counties in her district.
Kolkhorst spent six years on the House Appropriations Committee, managing and directing funds for public schools, community colleges, universities, and medical schools.
She's been awarded for her work from the National Federation of Independent Business and the Texas Association of Business. As a champion for state sovereignty and constitutional issues, she's received the Freedom & Family Award from Texas Eagle Forum. As a public servant who emphasizes faith and family, she's received the Friend of Children Award from The United Way, as well as the endorsement of pro-life groups like Texas Alliance for Life. The Texas Farm Bureau has repeatedly recognized her for her support of agriculture issues and the Texas Travel Industry Association has awarded Kolkhorst for her statewide work in promoting Texas tourism.