2011 Election Cycle

DENVER, Nov. 2, 2011 -- The BlueFlower Fund announced today that 10 candidates it supported in the recent election won. The Fund supported 15 candidates total in the election, either with funding, an endorsement or both.

“We are working hard to increase the number of Democratic, pro-choice women serving in public office in Colorado,” said Karen Wick, president of the BlueFlower Fund. “We want to congratulate the winning candidates that we supported. Each will be an excellent representative of their community and will make Colorado a better place to live and work. We thank the candidates who did not win yesterday for running and hope that they will continue to pursue leadership positions in the future.”

The following candidates won:

  • Faith Winter, Westminster City Council

  • Debi Hunter Holen, Aurora City Council at Large

  • Myra Armon Keeble, Edgewater City Council

  • Molly Markert, Aurora City Council – Ward IV

  • Saoirse Charis-Graves, Golden City Council – District 1

  • Sarah Levison, Longmont City Council

  • Lesley Dahlkemper, Jefferson County School Board

  • Cathy Kipp, Poudre Valley School District

  • Nancy Tellez, Poudre Valley School District

  • Susan Gutowsky, Poudre Valley School District

The other candidates that the BlueFlower Fund supported are:

  • Dawn DiPrince, Pueblo City Council District 4

  • Theresa Trujillo, Pueblo City Council District 2

  • Angela Warren, Lamar City Council

  • Jennifer Draper-Carson, Denver Public Schools District 5

  • Susan McMahon, Director of Douglas County School Board

The BlueFlower Fund is a Small Donor Committee that mobilizes donors across the state of Colorado to support Democratic, pro-choice female candidates. Individual contributions to the Fund are limited to $50 per year. Its sister organization, the BlueFlower Project, is a 527 that also works to increase the number of Democratic, pro-choice, progressive women serving in public office in Colorado. Since late 2004, it has targeted state and local races to create a strong bench of women ready to run for federal or statewide office. For more information on the BlueFlower Fund, visit www.coloradoblueflowerfund.org.

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