Sen. Lois Court
Senate District 31 (Denver & Arapahoe Counties)
Senator Lois Court was elected to the State Senate in 2016, and was elected Caucus Chair by her peers that same year. In the State House, where she served House District 6 from 2008 to 2016, Lois earned a reputation as a leader who puts partisanship aside to do what’s best for Colorado. She serves on the Senate Finance Committee, and the State, Veterans, and Military Affairs Committee.
Before being elected to serve in the Colorado General Assembly, Lois served as a legislative staffer for a member of the Colorado General Assembly, where she became very familiar with the procedures in the Golden Dome. She also served as an aide in Denver Mayor Wellington Webb’s administration. Her roles included Director of Administration in the General Services Department, Director of the Mayor’s Office of Volunteerism, and Director of the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Response.
In her years in the Colorado State House, Lois has championed significant progressive reforms, including increased funding for public schools, protecting small businesses, better public safety, and safeguards for Colorado families’ pets. As a State Representative, Lois fought for End of Life Options by introducing a bill in the 2015 and 2016 legislative sessions.
Lois is a teacher of American government at Red Rocks Community College. She earned a Master of Public Administration in 1996 from the Graduate School of Public Affairs, University of Colorado at Denver, and earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in 1975 from the University of Colorado at Denver. Lois and her husband Pat have lived in the Congress Park neighborhood for over 35 years, have been married for more than four decades, and have two grown sons.