Ellen Burnes

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Original short description: "2020 Candidate for Senate, Colorado"

Template:Infobox officeholder Ellen Burnes (born in 1967)[1] is an American Politician and Finance Professor at Colorado State University[2][3] and former Chair of the Boulder County Democratic Party.[2][4] On April 17, 2019, Burnes announced her candidacy for U.S Senate representing Colorado.[2][1][5] If elected, Burnes would become the first woman to represent Colorado in the U.S Senate.[1]

Education and Career

Burnes got her Bachelor of Arts at Allegheny College, an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin in 1995 and a PhD from the Oregon State University in Natural Resource Economics in 2001.[6] Burnes was an Agricultural Business Professor at California State University, Fresno[7][8][9] and had a career in the private sector, including being a planner, economist and global office lead for MWH,[10] before becoming a Finance Professor at Colorado State University.[3]

Burnes is currently a member of the Boulder County Democratic Party Executive Committee, is a board member of the Emergency Family Assistance Association, a and a member of the Board and Finance Committee of the Association of Community Living,[1][6] a central committee member for the Colorado Democratic Party, a central committee member for Colorado's Congressional District 4, a Faculty Adviser at Camp Kesem in Larimer County and a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors.[6]

Burnes is also a former board member for the Democratic Women of Boulder County, former President of the Longmont Area Democrats, a former Crew Leader at Community Food Share,[6] and former chair of the Fresno Chamber of Commerce, Agriculture, Water and Environment Committee.[9]

Personal life

In addition to being a marathon runner[1][11] and a former member of the Zonta Foothills Club,[12] Burnes lives with two dogs, Franklin and Elliott, and is an advocate for women and the immigrant population.[12][13]

See also

2020 United States Senate election in Colorado


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Luning, Ernest (April 19, 2019). "Longmont economist joins crowded field of Democrats hoping to unseat Gardner". https://www.coloradopolitics.com/hot-sheet/longmont-economist-joins-crowded-field-of-democrats-hoping-to-unseat/article_a0389d6c-62e3-11e9-896d-7bf9997ac848.html. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Wingerter, Justin (April 17, 2019). "Colorado State professor is the latest entrant in U.S. Senate race". https://www.denverpost.com/2019/04/17/ellen-burnes-senate-cory-gardner-colorado/. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Ellen Burnes- Instructor, Finance and Real Estate, Academic Department". https://biz.colostate.edu/about/directory/colostate-eburnes. 
  4. Fryar, John (2018). "Boulder County’s Democratic field for soon-to-be vacant state Senate seat grows". https://www.timescall.com/2018/12/03/boulder-countys-democratic-field-for-soon-to-be-vacant-state-senate-seat-grows/. 
  5. "Here’s who’s running to unseat Republican U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner in 2020 — and who’s thinking about it". https://coloradosun.com/2019/03/27/cory-gardner-2020-opponents-democrats-colorado/. 
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 Democratic Party, Boulder County (March 13, 2017). "Democrat in the Spotlight: Ellen Burnes". https://www.bocodems.org/democrat-in-the-spotlight-ellen-burnes/. 
  7. Burnes, Ellen; Wichelns, Dennis; Hagen, John (June 2005). "Economic and policy implications of public support for ethanol production in California's San Joaquin Valley". https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0301421503003525. 
  8. Fresno State (May 9, 2003). "17th Annual - CSU Student Research Competition Results". http://www.fresnostate.edu/academics/grants/students/student-research03.html. 
  9. 9.0 9.1 Lal, Rattan (2005). Encyclopedia of Soil Science, Second Edition - Two-Volume Set. Taylor & Francis. ISBN 9780849338304. 
  10. "Water expert joins MWH Dallas office". 2005. https://www.waterworld.com/municipal/drinking-water/article/16198001/water-expert-joins-mwh-dallas-office. 
  11. "Moab Trail Marathon". http://www.racingunderground.com/EntryLists/MTM-15_EntryList.pdf. 
  12. 12.0 12.1 "Zing for Zonta: Boulder’s Got Talent". April 2018. http://hmhai.com/zing-for-zonta-boulders-got-talent/. 
  13. Yarbrough, Shiquita (March 6, 2018). "Victorious Single Parent : The Caucuses". https://news.kgnu.org/2018/03/victorious-single-parent-the-caucuses/. 

External links

Campaign website: Ellen Burnes for Colorado