Lois Kolkhorst of Brenham, a former Texas House member, won election to the Texas Senate in December 2014. She's formerly the chairwoman of the House Committee on Public Health. Her family runs Kolkhorst Petroleum in Navasota, according to biographical information on her campaign website.
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