Deborah Flora earns ‘The Gazette’ Endorsement for Congress in Colorado’s CD-4

CD-4 Republican Candidate Floyd Trujillo backs Flora

Parker, CO – After falling short on his candidate petitions, Douglas County resident and former CD-4 Republican Candidate Floyd Trujillo told his supporters to back fellow conservative Douglas County citizen Deborah Flora.


“Without being a career politician coupled with a late start to the campaign, we fell short qualifying for the primary ballot,” Trujillo explained. “I got into this race to be a voice for Colorado’s oil and natural gas workers and their tireless commitment to providing affordable, reliable energy for our residents and our nation. Deborah understands the importance of protecting these workers and the national and even global impacts our district has on our national security. She’s clearly the best choice for CD-4 to champion these workers and their families and to confront Joe Biden and his reckless energy policies. That is why I am honored to support Deborah and encourage others to do so as well.”


Trujillo, a former oil and natural gas executive, author and advocate, is the second CD4 Congressional candidate to put his support behind Flora, joining former Congressional Chief of Staff Chris Phelen who dropped out of the race to also endorse Flora’s campaign.

“With the escalating attacks on Israel, Russia’s continuing aggression towards Ukraine and Joe Biden’s political wrath on American energy producers, we need to empower Colorado’s oil and natural gas workers to safeguard our consumers and defend our national security,” Flora said. “Floyd has passionately promoted our homegrown petroleum engineers, air scientists, geologists, and more industry workers to illustrate how the failed Bidenomics of driving down energy supplies has only driven up inflation and consumer costs. I appreciate Floyd’s support and counsel to ensure our CD-4 energy workers will be protected and to shine a bright light on the dangers of the president’s devastatingly expensive green new deal (IRA).”


With two months before the primary election, Flora has already consolidated support of two Republican candidates into her camp as she continues to build support as the clear alternative to former CD-3 Congresswoman Lauren Boebert, who switched Congressional seats earlier this year after seeing her prospects for re-election dim. In a poll released by Boebert’s campaign, her name identification helped propel her ahead of the other nine candidates in the race at the time. However, the number of CD-4 candidates has shrunk from nine to six with Flora as the only candidate consolidating support.


“In the end, this race will be about the person who best represents the values of the hardworking families in CD-4 that I have lived and worked among for years,” Flora said. “I’m running FOR this office, not running FROM an office, which is why our campaign is gaining momentum and support from voters across the district.”

Deborah is a nationally recognized Conservative Leader and Parental Rights Advocate who grew up in Colorado on Lowry Air Force Base. A Founding Partner of Lamplight Entertainment, Deborah is also a businesswoman, an award-winning filmmaker and producer, and hosted “The Deborah Flora Show” on the Salem Radio Network. As a Director of Public Policy and Founder of Parents United America, she has advocated and testified for issues impacting Colorado citizens and has also served on several national boards overseeing multi-million-dollar budgets.

Deborah and her husband, Jonathan, an 82nd Airborne veteran, live in Parker with their two children. A President’s Scholar and National Merit Scholar, Deborah was a Summa Cum Laude graduate from Southern Methodist University.

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CD-4 Republican Candidate Chris Phelen ends campaign, endorses Flora

Parker, CO – Today, CD-4 Republican Candidate Chris Phelen ended his campaign and threw his support
behind Deborah Flora. “Working in Congress, I witnessed the divisiveness and dysfunction firsthand.” Phelen said. “I ran for Congress to help restore function and to fight for the rights of the people above the interests of the swamp,” Phelen said. “Deborah Flora shares this passion to serve CD-4 families and will be a dedicated, effective, and selfless voice for my family and yours in Congress. Flora is the Conservative who can beat Lauren Boebert, so it is time to consolidate behind her. Deborah will make us proud, and I am honored to support her.”


Phelen, who was formerly Chief of Staff to retiring Congressman Doug Lamborn, maintained strong policy positions and a clear understanding of congressional workings during recent debates. His endorsement of Flora’s campaign signals a consolidation movement behind the Douglas County Republican as the best option to challenge current CD-3 Congresswoman Lauren Boebert. “Chris has had a ringside seat in Congress serving the people of Colorado as a congressional staffer so we’re excited to have his support and experience backing my campaign,” Flora said. “He’s been a consistent voice putting constituents first and understands the importance of serving with integrity and character. Having him on board definitely bolsters our momentum going into the Primary.”

Deborah is a nationally recognized Conservative Leader and Parental Rights Advocate who grew up in Colorado on Lowry Air Force Base. A Founding Partner of Lamplight Entertainment, Deborah is also a businesswoman, an award-winning filmmaker and producer, and hosted “The Deborah Flora Show” on the Salem Radio Network. As a Director of Public Policy and Founder of Parents United America, she has advocated and testified for issues impacting Colorado citizens and has also served on several national boards overseeing multi-million-dollar budgets.

Deborah and her husband, Jonathan, an 82nd Airborne veteran, live in Parker with their two children. A President’s Scholar and National Merit Scholar, Deborah was a Summa Cum Laude graduate from Southern Methodist University.

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With a massive primary field, Republican hopefuls in the Congressional District Four

Deborah joins Mandy Connell on KOA 850

Deborah Flora makes it on the ballot!

Republican CD-4 Candidate Deborah Flora Launches Women’s Coalition 

Parker, CO – As other Republican candidates prepare for the special election nomination process, conservative candidate Deborah Flora is uniting a core constituency ahead of the Primary Election: women voters. Flora, who today secured her spot on the primary ballot, faces off against nearly a dozen men and one woman, Congresswoman Lauren Boebert.  

In celebration of Women’s History Month, Flora rallied an event of female supporters that will serve as an important voting block in the Primary. Speakers included local elected officials, business women, and community leaders. 

The Women’s Coalition Chair former Lt. Governor Jane Norton said, “I’m honored to chair Deborah Flora’s Women’s Coalition because the contrast is so clear. She has a fresh and unparalleled conservatism that goes beyond the traditional party constituencies, and her principled leadership in her home of CD-4 shows that she will be a strong voice for us all.”

“Throughout my life and career, I have been blessed to have the example and influence of amazing, strong women who have been a source of inspiration and encouragement. That is something I hope to model for my daughter,” said Flora. “As a Congresswoman, I want to make her proud and be a principled conservative leader in Washington that all of my fellow citizens and neighbors in CD-4 can be proud of. Also, as a mom, businesswoman and member of this community, I understand and will focus on the issues affecting families in this district everyday.”

Flanked by dozens of women at her launch event, Flora’s focus on service, character and integrity in Congress remained a key contrast. 

“Look, I embrace terms like feisty and fiery for women in politics because what’s happening in our country right now is too important for business as usual,” said Aurora City Councilwoman Danielle Jurinsky. “I’m supporting Deborah Flora because she’s a feisty, fiery woman and changemaker with a vision and the integrity and drive to get our country back on track.”

Newly elected Aurora City Councilman Stephanie Hancock agreed, saying that Flora “understands the issues that hurt our communities and will speak truth to power. She is ready to serve and absolutely the best candidate to represent our shared beliefs and goals in our nation’s capital.”

Obviously, the most controversial candidate in the CD-4 Republican Primary is Boebert, who is the only other woman in the race to succeed Ken Buck. Boebert shocked the political establishment in 2020 when she defeated incumbent Congressman Scott Tipton in CD-3. However, her campaign manager at the time, Laura Carno, has now put her support behind Flora in CD-4 because Flora’s character differentiates her. 

“Just when we thought Congress’ approval ratings couldn’t get any lower, we see representatives putting their own self-interests over the needs of their constituents and the American people,” Carno said. “We need people like Deborah Flora who have the conservative principles and strength of character to honorably serve the district’s voters. She’ll be the leader we can trust to perform her duties faithfully and with integrity, traits that are lacking in Washington today.”

About Deborah Flora

The daughter of a lieutenant colonel, Deborah grew up in Colorado on Lowry Air Force Base. A Founding Partner of Lamplight Entertainment, Deborah is an award-winning filmmaker and producer, and hosted The Deborah Flora Show on the Salem Radio Network. As a Director of Public Policy, she has advocated and testified for issues impacting Colorado citizens, and has also served on several national boards overseeing multi-million-dollar budgets.

Deborah and her husband, Jonathan, an 82ndAirborne veteran, live in Parker with their two children. A President’s Scholar and National Merit Scholar, Deborah was a Summa Cum Laude graduate from Southern Methodist University.

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Members of Deborah Flora’s Women’s Coalition

Jane Norton               Former Lieutenant Governor, Colorado

Brandi Bradley           Colorado House Representative HD 39

Stephanie Piko           Centennial Mayor

Robyn Carnes             Centennial City Council Member

Barbara Piper             National Federation of Republican Women Board
Member

Laura Hefta                 Army Lt. Col. and Parker Town Council Member

Stephanie Hancock  Aurora City Council Member

Danielle Jurinsky        Aurora City Council Member

Becky Myers                Douglas County Board Member 

Christy Williams         Douglas County School District Board President

RaeAnn Brown            Douglas County Coroner

Lea Ann Laybourn      Washington County Commissioner

Wynne Shaw                Lone Tree Mayor Pro Tem

Kathleen Chandler    Independence Institute, Director of Local
Government Project

Lisa Walsh                    ACE Scholarships Board Member

Linda White                  Grandparents for Kids Founder

Laura Carno                 Elizabeth

Maria Weese                Adams 

Kay Michelsen              Highlands Ranch

Olya Krutikov               Adams County 

Lynne Cottrell              Arapahoe

Claudia Read                Aurora

Eunice Forster            Castle Pines

Brenda Carney            Aurora 

Judy Ryal                       Castle Rock

Denice Dirks                Parker 

Dikki Schober               Castle Rock

Tara Kohl                       Parker 

Alice Boyd                    Highlands Ranch

Olivia Flora                   Daughter

Kay Michelsen             Highlands Ranch

Patty Callies                Highlands Ranch

Amy Byczkowski        Highlands Ranch

Whitney Gragg            Castle Rock

Sondra Emerson        Parker 

Holly Horn                    Castle Rock

Aldis Sides                   Highlands Ranch

Jeanette Newville      Lone Tree

Kerstin Rushton         Prowers

Diahn Richards          Larimer 

Julie Babcock              Windsor 

Luzon Kahler                Arapahoe 

Jill Cullis                        Arapahoe 

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Deborah joins Mandy Connell on KOA 850