Former Broncos head coach Mike Shanahan endorses CD-6 State Board of Education candidate Molly Lamar

Former Broncos head coach Mike Shanahan

On Thursday, Aug. 25, former Broncos head coach and two-time Super Bowl champion Mike Shanahan and his wife Peggy gave their endorsements to the Congressional District 6 State Board of Education candidate, Molly Lamar (R – Englewood). Coach Shanahan stated in his endorsement that Molly “will stand up for our children and fight to ensure the State Board of Education listens to parents and focuses on the needs of students.” Coach Shanahan went on to say, “I have built many winning teams and I know Molly is the leader we need to elect to the State Board of Education.” 

Board of Education Candidate Molly Lamar

When asked what the endorsement means to her, Molly stated, “It is a huge honor to be endorsed by one of Colorado’s most successful head coaches. Mike and Peggy Shanahans’ children both went through Colorado’s public education system and they know how important a quality public education is for children.” 

The new Congressional District 6 seat covers schools in Aurora, Cherry Creek, Littleton, Englewood, Sheridan and South Jeffco. Recently released Colorado CMAS achievement scores show over 50% of Colorado’s third graders aren’t reading at grade level. Molly commented that “having Mike and Peggy Shanahans’ endorsement is particularly important as I know how critical sports and activities are to keeping students engaged in their classwork. As we look for ways to increase academic achievement, we must offer a variety of extracurricular activities to keep students engaged in their learning.” 

Molly Lamar is the mother of four school-aged children. She taught in a Title 1 school in Thornton as a bilingual kindergarten and first grade teacher. Molly is committed to encouraging Parent Teacher Partnerships, improving Academic Achievement, and ensuring School Safety. As a teacher and mom, Molly brings the perfect balance of skills to the State Board of Education. For more on Molly’s campaign, visit her website at or email