What We Do

The BlueFlower Fund is all about money – raising it and then giving it away to female, Democratic, pro-choice candidates for state and local office. The reality is it takes money to win elections. By providing significant contributions early in the election cycle, the BlueFlower Fund is Colorado’s solution. The BlueFlower Fund is a Small Donor Committee, as established by the Colorado Constitution.

The BlueFlower Fund does our homework to ensure that donations go to qualified, competitive candidates. To receive BlueFlower support, candidates must complete an application, which is scored and evaluated by our Board Members and Advisors. Checks are given to selected candidates about six months before the general election – because early money makes a difference.

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2010 Election Cycle
The BlueFlower Fund, Colorado's premier small donor committee dedicated to funding pro-choice, Democratic women candidates, announced funding of 19 women running for state and local offices in 2010. 
  • Cary Kennedy, State Treasurer
  • Melissa Hart, CU Regent
  • Debbie Benefield, House District 29
  • Sara Gagliardi, House District 27
  • Kathy Hartman, Jefferson County Commissioner
  • Nancy Jackson, Arapahoe County Commissioner
  • Cheri Jahn, Senate District 20
  • Rebecca McClellan, Arapahoe County Commissioner
  • Karen Middleton, House District 42
  • Jeanne Nicholson, Senate District 16
  • Carole Partin, House District 47
  • Karen Phelan, LaPlata County Clerk
  • Dianne Primavera, House District 33
  • Su Ryden, House District 36
  • Judy Solano, House District 31
  • Karen L. Stockley, House District 49
  • Gloria Stultz, Senate District 2
  • Lois Tochtrop, Senate District 24
  • Nancy Todd, House District 41

In addition, BlueFlower Fund endorsed another 11 top female candidates.

  • Crisanta Duran, House District 5
  • Deb Gardner, House District 11
  • Angela Giron, Senate District 3
  • Lucia Guzman, Senate District 34
  • Dickey Lee Hullinghorst, House District 10
  • Jeanne Labuda, House District 1
  • Claire Levy, House District 13
  • Beth McCann, House District 8
  • Sue Schafer, House District 24
  • Anne Schafer, Gilpin County Assessor
  • Angela Williams, House District 7

"We are proud to support all of these candidates this year," said Karen Wick, president of the BlueFlower Fund. "They come from communities across the state and are running for many levels of elected office. These women are a great representation of Colorado and will be great advocates for their districts and constituents."

The BlueFlower Fund is dedicated to increasing the number of Democratic, pro-choice women serving in Colorado public office. Since its inception in 2005, BlueFlower Fund has given nearly $55,000 to candidates running for state and local office in Colorado. Over 80% of those candidates who received funding through 2009 have gone on to win their races. For more information, visit www.ColoradoBlueFlowerFund.org.

 
2008 Election Cycle

The BlueFlower Fund, Colorado’s premier small donor committee dedicated to funding pro-choice, democratic women candidates, announced its funding of 17 dynamic women running for state and local offices in 2008:

  • Debbie Benefield, House District 29
  • Betty Boyd, Senate District 21
  • Morgan Carroll, Senate District 29
  • AJ Clemmons, CU Board of Regents
  • Mollie Cullom, House District 39
  • Sara Gagliardi, House District 27
  • Noelle Hagan, House District 58
  • Mary Hodge, Senate District 25
  • Diana Holland, House District 37
  • Evie Hudak, Senate District 19
  • Dianne Primavera, House District 33
  • Camille Ryckman, House District 22
  • Sue Ryden, House District 36
  • Christine Scanlan, House District 56
  • Sue Schafer, House District 24
  • Judy Solano, House District 31
  • Gloria Stultz, Fremont County Commissioner

In addition, BlueFlower Fund endorsed another 11 top female candidates:

  • Pamela Berry, El Paso County Commissioner
  • Jill Brake, Colorado Board of Education
  • Cindy Carlisle, Senate District 18
  • Jane Goff, Colorado Board of Education
  • Dickey Lee Hullinghorst, House District 10
  • Allison Hunter, El Paso County Commissioner
  • Buffie McFayden, House District 47
  • Karen Middleton, House District 42
  • Cherylin Peniston, House District 35
  • Nancy Todd, House District 41
  • Suzanne Williams, Senate District 28

“We are very proud to support all of these candidates this year,” said Lynea Hansen, president of the BlueFlower Fund. “They range from communities across the state from the Western Slope to the Denver metro area. These women bring a wealth of experience and expertise to office and will be strong advocates for their districts, constituents and for women’s rights.”

The BlueFlower Fund is dedicated to increasing the number of Democratic, pro-choice women serving in Colorado public office. In 2006, the BlueFlower Fund supported 15 women candidates across Colorado, 13 of who won their races. For more information, visit www.ColoradoBlueFlowerFund.org.

 
2006 Election Cycle

In 2006, we gave $20,000 to 15 female candidates for state and local office. We are proud to report that thirteen of those candidates won!

  • Cary Kennedy, Colorado State Treasurer
  • Karen Middleton, Colorado State Board of Education
  • Gail Schwartz, Senate District 5
  • Joan Fitz-Gerald, Senate District 16
  • Betty Boyd, Senate District 21
  • Jennifer Mello, Senate District 32
  • Jeannie Labuda, House District 1
  • Claire Levy, House District 13
  • Debbie Benefield, House District 26
  • Sara Gagliardi, House District 27
  • Dianne Primavera House District 33
  • Cherylin Peniston, House District 35
  • Mollie Cullom, House District 39
  • Kathy Hartman, Jefferson County Commissioner
  • Joelle Riddle, LaPlata County Commissioner
 


 
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