AUSTIN – Sen. Lois W. Kolkhorst (R-Brenham) has been honored with a legislative appreciation award by the Houston Retired Firefighter Association for her longtime support of firefighters and first-responders in the Texas Legislature.
“We wanted to show our gratitude for Senator Kolkhorst’s leadership and unwavering support for Houston’s Retired Firefighters,: said Steve Williams, president of the Houston Retired Firefighters Association PAC Board. "She was one of our champions last session in a very difficult and contentious debate, and we look forward to supporting her and working with her in the future.”
The award was personally presented to Senator Kolkhorst at a reception held in Katy in her honor, with over a hundred retired firefighters in attendance, many of whom live in Kolkhorst's district.
"Firefighters are true heroes who face danger and death every day and risk their own lives to save ours," said Kolkhorst. "I am deeply humbled to receive this award and will always do my best to protect our public pensions, be it firefighters, law enforcement, teachers or others."