Centennial Institute announces 2021 Faith, Family and Freedom Awards, releases annual Colorado Legislative Scorecard

Oct. 4, 2021

LAKEWOOD, Col. — The Centennial Institute, Colorado Christian University’s public policy think-tank, has released its annual nonpartisan Colorado Legislative Scorecard. The 2021 Scorecard tracked legislation related to the issues of sanctity of life, limited government, parental rights, free markets, religious freedom, and substance abuse.

“Colorado’s historic state motto is ‘Nil Sine Numine,’ Latin for ‘Nothing without Providence or Deity,’” said Jeff Hunt, director of the Centennial Institute. “Most Colorado legislators today would prefer to keep God out of the equation when drafting our laws. There are, however, those brave men and women who stand strong in Colorado for biblical principles. We’re happy to celebrate them each year with the Faith, Family and Freedom Awards.”

Centennial Institute began its Colorado Legislative Scorecard initiative in 2019 to assess how well state legislators are serving Coloradans. The scorecard summarizes relevant Colorado House of Representatives or Colorado State Senate bills and gives them a score, offering a succinct assessment of legislators and the actions they have taken in the past year.

Legislators who receive a score of eight or higher are honored with the Faith, Family and Freedom Award, given to legislators who have advocated for conservative policies at the Colorado Capitol. In 2020, 32 legislators received awards. This year, 33 representatives and senators received awards.

2021 Faith, Family and Freedom Award winners in the Colorado House of Representatives include:

  • Mark Baisley (39th District)
  • Rod Bockenfeld (56th District)
  • Mary Bradfield (21st District)
  • Terri Carver (20th District)
  • Marc Catlin (58th District)
  • Tim Geitner (19th District)
  • Ron Hanks (60th District)
  • Richard Holtorf (64th District)
  • Colin Larson (22nd District)
  • Stephanie Luck (47th District)
  • Mike Lynch (49th District)
  • Hugh McKean (51st District)
  • Rod Pelton (65th District)
  • Andres Pico (16th District)
  • Kim Ransom (44th District)
  • Janice Rich (55th District)
  • Shane Sandridge (14th District)
  • Matt Soper (54th District)
  • Tonya Van Beber (48th District)
  • Kevin Van Winkle (43rd District)
  • Dave Williams (15th District)
  • Perry Will (57th District)
  • Dan Woog (63rd District)

2021 Faith, Family and Freedom Award winners in the Colorado State Senate include:

  • John Cooke (13th District)
  • Bob Gardner (12th District)
  • Dennis Hisey (2nd District)
  • Chris Holbert (30th District)
  • Barbara Kirkmeyer (23rd District)
  • Paul Lundeen (9th District)
  • Bob Rankin (8th District)
  • Ray Scott (7th District)
  • Jerry Sonnenberg (1st District)
  • Rob Woodward (15th District)

View the Centennial Institute’s 2021 Colorado Legislative Scorecard here.

More information on the Centennial Institute is available here.

The Centennial Institute at Colorado Christian University works to enhance public understanding of the most important issues relating to faith, family, and freedom. As part of this endeavor, the Institute focuses its efforts on conducting research, analyzing public policy options and sponsoring seminars, conferences, and other activities that involve students, faculty, staff and outside experts. Each summer, it is the host of the nation’s largest annual conservative gathering west of the Mississippi, the Western Conservative Summit.

The Centennial Institute is a nonpartisan 501(c)(3) organization that does not endorse or oppose any candidate or political party for public office.

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