LAKEWOOD, Col. — The Centennial Institute, Colorado Christian University’s (CCU) public policy think-tank, is pleased to announce presentation of the 2022 John K. Andrews Award to Colorado State Representative Stephanie Luck.
The John K. Andrews Award for Colorado Leadership in Fidelity to Biblical and Conservative Principles is given annually in honor of John K. Andrews, a follower of Christ, husband, father, grandfather, Colorado Senate president, think-tank founder and friend to all.
Rep. Luck serves Colorado House District 47, which includes Fremont, Otero and Pueblo counties. During the 2022 legislative session, Luck led a historic filibuster against the “Reproductive Health Equity Act,” a radical abortion bill that is now Colorado law.
“Representative Stephanie Luck led the effort at the state capitol to defend the most vulnerable in Colorado: the pre-born. She went toe to toe with a multi-million dollar abortion industry and the legislators whose campaigns they pay for,” said Jeff Hunt, director of the Centennial Institute. “She is bold, strong, determined, and committed to Christian, conservative principles in shaping our state’s public policy. She is a perfect example of the legacy of John Andrews in Colorado.”
“‘Bind up the brokenhearted.’ ‘Correct oppression.’ ‘Bring justice to the fatherless.’ ‘Speak the truth in love.’ By mounting a defense against the Reproductive Health Equity Act, my colleagues and I were merely trying to be obedient to the Lord’s commands,” said Rep. Luck. “Through the use of our legislative tools, we sought to love God and love people. By accepting this prestigious award on behalf of myself and my colleagues, I hope our story will inspire others to fight the good fight of faith even in the face of overwhelming opposition. Thank you for this distinguished honor.”
Colorado Christian University leaders have praised Rep. Luck’s bold stance for life:
Hon. John Andrews — “With Roe v Wade gone, state legislators are now on the front lines for protecting the unborn child. Rep Luck’s example as a leader in this fight should inspire us all.”
CCU President Tim McTavish — “Representative Stephanie Luck’s bold and principled leadership during the 2022 Colorado Legislative Session is to be commended and admired by those who believe in the sanctity of life. Her efforts to stand for the rights of the unborn in the face of great opposition serve as a testament to the importance of this issue for this generation and for generations to come.”
CCU Chancellor Dr. Donald Sweeting — “Representative Stephanie Luck is a constitutional conservative who advocates for religious freedom, parental rights, school choice, the rule of law and limited government in our state assembly. She also has a positive vision of a Colorado shaped by the good, the true and the beautiful. We need more state representatives like her. But we are especially grateful for her work this year when she stepped up as a champion for the sanctity of life and mounted a courageous resistance to the recent passing of Colorado’s radical new abortion bill.”
Previous recipients of the award include former Colorado State Senator Mike Kopp, businessman Jeffrey H. Coors, Rep. Bob Beauprez (R-CO), former Colorado Lt. Governor Jane Norton, businessman James B. Wallace, Catholic Archbishop of Denver Samuel Aquila, former Secretary of Veterans Affairs Jim Nicholson, former Colorado State Senator Kevin Lundberg and Mike and Brenda Baller, Donald and Joyce Siecke and Doug and Linda McDonald.
More information on the Centennial Institute is available here.