Lynch, Phelen join 4th district race

(Wellington, Colorado) — Colorado House Minority Leader Rep. Mike Lynch is both excited and humbled to announce his candidacy to represent the concerned citizens of Colorado’s 4th Congressional District in the U.S. Congress.

Representative Mike Lynch has long been known for his unwavering dedication to the people of his state. As a strong and patriotic leader, Rep. Lynch has shown time and time again that he is willing to fight for the values and principles that make our country great. His commitment to protecting and serving the citizens of Colorado has now led him to embark on a new journey – a journey to represent the people of Colorado’s 4th Congressional District in the U.S. Congress.

“Rural Coloradans and our state’s hardworking families, the true backbone of our great state, deserve a strong voice in Washington who truly comprehends the exceptionalism of Colorado and embraces our unwavering conservative values,” said Leader Lynch. “Coloradans should have a representative who has been tested and persevered, who understands our western heritage, and is committed to tackling the unique challenges we face during these trying times in the United States.”

A U.S. Army Infantry veteran, Mike Lynch received his Bachelor of Science degree in Systems Engineering and American Legal Studies from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and his Master of Public Administration from the University of Colorado. He is a small business owner who has been married to his wife, Alex, for 22 years. They have two children, Spencer, who is attending the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, and Carly, who attends Arizona State University.

“The world is a very dangerous place, perhaps the most dangerous for Democracy in two generations. Congress must have elected men and women serving who understand the high price America pays for our freedom,” expressed Rep. Mike Lynch, drawing upon his own military service. “Our nation pays a steep price for the liberty and freedom we cherish, with the blood of our children. We must never underestimate the sacrifices made by our youngest and brightest, who valiantly defend our great country,” he added, with heartfelt gratitude as he proudly mentioned his son’s service to our country.

National security will continue to be a top priority for Leader Lynch in Congress. America’s security begins first with control of its borders and preventing cartels from transporting underage children, terrorists who wish to harm us, and the poison Fentanyl into the United States.

“Fentanyl has become a major threat to our state and our country. As a father and a leader, I cannot sit back and watch as our families and communities are torn apart by this deadly substance,” said Rep. Lynch. “I am determined to put an end to this crisis and protect the people of Colorado and our nation from this ever-increasing threat.”

Rep. Lynch’s call to action on the border has resonated with the people of Colorado’s Fourth Congressional District, who are eager for a leader who will fight for their best interests and protect their families. This can only happen with a leader who will listen to those in the district. His campaign has already gained significant support and momentum, with citizens expressing their appreciation for his dedication and bravery in taking on such a pressing issue.

Rep. Lynch’s campaign is a true reflection of his love for his country and state, with a desire to serve its citizens to the best of his ability. He has a proven track record of leadership and a strong commitment to fighting for Colorado’s working families, small business owners, and our state’s farmers and ranchers.

As his campaign moves across Colorado’s largest congressional district, Rep. Mike Lynch hopes you will join us as Mike continues his fight to Washington.


Chris Phelen of Castle Rock has joined the crowded field of Republicans running for the U.S. House of Representatives in Colorado’s Fourth Congressional District.

Phelen has more than 20 years of experience in politics, law and business. His profile document states he is a dedicated conservative and devoted husband and father with strong traditional family values. He has degrees from Princeton University and Villanova University School of Law.

He moved his family to Colorado permanently in 2011 while working as chief of staff for Colorado Congressman Doug Lamborn.

After eight years working in Congress, he co-founded the venture development firm Art & Science Collaborative in 2013, helping partner companies in the areas of growth, strategy and government relations.

At 24 he co-founded his first company, a tutoring franchise, which helped disadvantaged students.

Phelen coaches soccer and alpine ski racing. He assists with Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts through his two sons, and is active with Christ’s Episcopal Church in Castle Rock.

Phelen visited 11 counties in the Fourth Congressional District recently, and planned on getting to the other 10 counties this week.

“It is a big district full of great Coloradans with unique perspectives, whose voices deserve to be heard,” Phelen said in a release.” I pledge to listen to everyone’s needs and concerns to truly represent the people of the 4th.”

During the first leg of the bus tour, Phelen was invigorated by listening to the people he met and their concerns both broadly and specifically.

“I am in awe of the great people of the 4th District, and I would be honored to take your voice and concerns to the national stage.” Phelen continued, “as your elected official, I will never lose sight of my responsibility to you, your families, and our communities, state, and country.”