Senator Lois Court is an experienced legislator for Colorado. First elected to the State House in 2008, where she served for eight years, and then elected to the State Senate in 2016, she is a retired teacher of American government at Red Rocks Community College, and was an aide to former Mayor Wellington Webb of Denver. For the 2019-2020 session, Lois was elected President Pro Tempore of the State Senate.
As a State Representative, Lois earned a reputation as a leader who puts partisanship aside to do what’s best for Colorado. She led the fight for Colorado’s End Of Life Options effort, has championed single-payer health insurance, worked to invest TABOR refunds into state priorities, and, most importantly, been a stalwart voice for resisting rewriting Colorado’s state constitution with policy initiatives, understanding what few leaders do: that our Constitution is the foundation, and lawmakers and laws help us shape our state. In the Senate, among other legislation Lois has championed bills to promote driving safety, particularly aimed at reducing distracted driving due to cell phone use, and gun safety (extreme risk protection order).