Suffolk Superior Court Clerk for Civil Business Michael J. Donovan, a lifelong South Boston resident, is the latest elected official to throw his support behind Ed Flynn’s bid to be the next City Councilor for District 2.

“Ed is a hard worker and really understands the issues that impact quality of life in the community.  From education to public safety, and transportation to economic opportunity, Ed Flynn has been a leader in South Boston and throughout the entire city,” Donovan said.  “His work in the community is admirable, whether he’s fighting for seniors and veterans, coaching youth sports, or working to make our streets safe.  I’m proud to support Ed to be our next City Councilor.”
Donovan is a graduate of Suffolk University and Suffolk Law School and lives in South Boston.  He’s an active volunteer in youth soccer, baseball and basketball programs.  Now in his seventh term in the Suffolk Superior Court Clerk’s office, Donovan was the youngest ever elected to the position.

Flynn, 48, has seen strong support from residents and elected officials as he embarks on his campaign for the District 2 City Council seat.  A lifelong resident of South Boston, a longtime probation officer, and 25 year veteran of the United States Navy, Flynn has built a strong coalition of supporters across the entire district, including in the South End, Chinatown, Bay Village and South Boston.

“Michael Donovan is a respected and honorable South Boston leader and to have his support is inspiring to me as I build my campaign,” Flynn said.  “He’s a great advocate for the district and together we will fight to improve the neighborhoods and the entire city for working families, seniors, veterans, and small businesses owners.  Michael has been an amazing leader both in the Massachusetts Courts and on the basketball court with Gate of Heaven CYO, and I’m honored to have his endorsement.”


About Ed Flynn

Ed Flynn is a lifelong resident of South Boston, where he has been deeply involved as a youth sports coach, veterans’ advocate, and community activist.  In addition to being an active Boston Public Schools parent at the Josiah Quincy School in Chinatown, Ed is a member of the Cityside Neighborhood Association, South Boston Citizen’s Association, Ward 7 Democratic Committee, and VFW Fitzgerald Post.

Ed has worked in the state probation department for 12 years and served on active duty in the Persian Gulf on two deployments and overseas in the Navy Reserves, helping to coordinate disaster relief in Haiti. Ed and his wife, Kirsten, are raising their children, Caroline and Stephen, in South Boston.