Who’s funding Donna Lynne’s campaign?

Contributions to campaign*: $673,740. Includes $61,150 Lynne has given her own campaign, which is 8 percent of the total contributions.

Balance minuses expenses: $451,925

Contributions to independent expenditure committee on behalf of candidate: n/a

General donor profile

Total raised from large contributors ($1,000 to the maximum allowable $1,150): $403,175  or 59 percent of total raised. Among Lynne’s larger donors are Vail Resort executives Beth Ganz, Rob Katz, Kirsten Lynch and David Shapiro; Thomas Jorden, chairman, chief executive and president of Cimarex Energy Co., and Navin and Rita Dimond of Cherry Hills. Navin is president and CEO of the Denver-based hotel development and hospitality management company, Stonebridge Companies.

Top three sectors associated with donors:

Attorney/Legal: 99 donors, totaling $55,775

Healthcare: 236 donors totaling $104,965

General Business: 124 donors totaling $62,412

Companies with greatest number of donors and/or donations:

Kaiser Permanente/Kaiser Foundation Health Plan: $14,050 or 2 percent of total donations

The state of Colorado: $8,050 or 1.1 percent of total donations.

Innovage: $9,200 or 1.3 percent of total donations

*Data compiled by Heather Sackett from Jan. 16, 2018 campaign disclosure statements, which cover the last quarter of 2017 and are the most recent candidate filings with the Colorado Secretary of State. The next filing deadline is May 7. 

The research on the donations to the major candidates for governor of Colorado from both parties was conducted by graduate students in the precision journalism class at the University of Colorado at Boulder. The instructor is Burt Hubbard, former database reporter for the Rocky Mountain News, Denver Post and Rocky Mountain PBS. The students providing the research are: Giselle Cesin, Amanda Clark, Crystal Eilerman, Joseph Getty, Anne Henning, Rey-Lynn Little, Shannon Mullane, Heather Sackett and Jentry Womack.

Photo courtesy of the Lynne campaign