Assistant Attorney General, State of Kansas
Pat Colloton was appointed Assistant Attorney General in 2013, charged with leading the newly created Anti-Human Trafficking Unit of the Kansas Attorney General’s Office. Previously, she served in the Kansas House of Representatives from 2004 to 2012. In 2007, she successfully sponsored justice reinvestment legislation focused on improving recidivism rates and reducing the state prison population. She also chaired both the Corrections and Juvenile Justice Committee, and the Joint Committee on Corrections and Juvenile Justice Oversight. In addition, she served on the House Education Committee and the Legislative Education Planning Committee. Earlier in her career, Assistant Attorney General Colloton practiced law in Kansas, Illinois, New York, Massachusetts, and Wisconsin and served on local school boards in Illinois and Massachusetts. She currently serves on the Johnson County Criminal Advisory Board and the Advisory Board of the CSG Justice Center, for which she is a distinguished past Chair. Assistant Attorney General Colloton received her Bachelor’s degree in chemistry and psychology and her JD from the University of Wisconsin.