Deborah Flora is a business leader, a mother, and as the President and Founder of the non-profit Parents United America, she has advocated for countless students and parents across the country. In Washington, she will continue to champion the shared values of Colorado families.
Growing up in Colorado, the daughter of a Lt. Col. serving on Lowry Air Force Base, Deborah’s parents instilled in her a commitment to service, a love of country and the courage to stand for what is right. These are the same values she and her husband Jonathan, an 82nd Airborne Veteran and Former Walt Disney Studios HE Producer, have made foundational with their own children.
Deborah understands small business with extensive experience both as an entrepreneur and as a businessowner. She is a Founding Partner of both Lamplight Entertainment and whet•stone Media Group and has produced numerous projects, including the acclaimed documentary, Lt. Dan Band: For the Common Good, featuring Academy Award nominated actor Gary Sinise, Academy Award winners Jon Voight and Robert Duvall, and many others. She was also the Director of Public Policy and the Host of The Deborah Flora Show for Salem Radio Denver.
Understanding the power of community, Deborah was one of the key organizers of the center-right organization Friends of Abe, helping grow the movement from a handful of entertainment professionals to over three thousand. She has also served on several national boards, overseeing multimillion dollar budgets, and is grateful to serve locally at her church, on the Douglas County Parks Advisory Board, the Advisory Council for Leadership Program of the Rockies, and the Colorado GOP Communications Committee.
A President's Scholar, National Merit Scholar, Deborah was a Summa Cum Laude graduate from Southern Methodist University’s League Theater Program, with a B.S.A. in Broadcasting, Music and Theater. Deborah also studied music privately at Salzburg's Mozarteum and was an award-winning actress in Hollywood and with the National American Shakespeare Company. As Miss Colorado and 2nd Runner-Up to Miss America, Deborah has been blessed to visit every corner of the state and has spoken and performed extensively around the world, including East Germany, and the Soviet Union during the coup.
Her world travels to communist countries, and her time in Los Angeles before returning to her home in Colorado, have framed Deborah’s deep love of this country, and solidified her resolve to keep her beautiful home state of Colorado free from the heavy overreach of government. That is why she is running for U.S. Senate.