On December 6, 2014, State Representative Lois Kolkhorst won a decisive victory in the race for Texas Senate District 18. Kolkhorst, a THSC-endorsed candidate, won her race by a 21.5 point margin. This goes to show the impact that grassroots and community efforts can and do make with important elections such as this.
As a former State Representative, Kolkhorst was instrumental in defeating Senate Bill 303 during the 83rd legislative session, a piece of legislation which would have overruled parental rights by allowing doctors to issue do-not-resuscitate orders for a patient over the objection of that patient’s family. With her in the Senate, Texas is one step closer to restoring the legislature to what it ought to be: a champion of our rights. Kolkhorst is an avid defender of parental rights, and will stand with THSC in defending the rights of parents to home school and to raise their children in the manner they see best.