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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