Sen. Lois Kolkhorst District 18 (R-Brenham)
- Business Executive, Oil & Gas
- B.A., Texas Christian University
- Administration (Chair)
- Agriculture, Water and Rural Affairs
- Health & Human Services
Sources of Income
Kolkhorst's family owns Kolkhorst Petroleum in Navasota, though she says she has no day-to-day contact with the business. In April 2016, Kolkhorst Petroleum sold 14 of their Rattlers Convenience Stores to Sunoco LP. The deal also included the sale of their wholesale motor fuel distribution business. They still own and operate the commercial fuel, bobtail and lubricant parts of the business.
She and her husband Jim own Kolkhorst Foods LLC, which operates five Burger King locations
Residence in Brenham valued at $265,220
Rattlers Convenience Stores located in six counties throughout Central, including Austin County
Burger King Properties in Brazos County
Kolkhorst receives campaign funds from the convenience store and gas station lobby, and she and her husband own a petroleum business and several parcels of land that include gas stations.
In the past, she has voted against fuel alternatives. In 2011 she voted against SB 1125, which set goals for energy efficiency incentives. That same year she voted against HB 3310, which would have created incentives for purchasing fuel-efficient electric and gas-powered vehicles. She also voted against HB 3308, which would have allowed electric cars to use high-occupancy vehicle lanes regardless of occupancy.