Congressman Lynch, Rep. Collins, Councilor Flaherty lead support
More than 400 supporters turned out at Capo Restaurant on West Broadway in South Boston to support Ed Flynn’s campaign for Boston City Council, District 2.
“I’m so humbled by the support I’ve received,” Flynn said. “It was incredible to see so many friends and supporters, both new and old, and have conversations about what’s important to the district – great schools, safe streets, programming and support for our veterans and seniors, transportation and parking that work for our neighborhoods, and responsive constituent services. As City Councilor, I will work hard to represent every resident of District 2 and be a strong voice for you at City Hall.”
Flynn was introduced by City Councilor At-Large Michael Flaherty, Suffolk County SJC Clerk Maura Doyle, and South Boston resident Kathy Lafferty.
“Ed will be a tireless advocate for our neighborhood and this district,” Flaherty said. “He has done the hard work in the neighborhoods, with our veterans, and in our schools, and he knows what it takes to lead our city as we grow and thrive. I was honored to march with him in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, and I’ll be honored to serve with him on the Boston City Council.”
Also at the event were former Mayor and Ambassador to the Vatican Raymond Flynn, State Representative Nick Collins, City Councilor At-Large Annissa Essaibi-George, State Senators James Timilty and Walter Timilty, former City Councilor and mayoral candidate John Connolly, MassHousing director and state veterans services coordinator Thomas Lyons, and former Lt. Gov. Tim Murray. Congressman Stephen F. Lynch, who has endorsed Flynn, was in Washington, DC for congressional hearings, but his aides attended the event.
“Having known Ed Flynn for many years, I’m proud to throw my support behind him, because I know he’s the right person to lead our district,” said Rep. Collins. “Whether it’s connecting neighbors to recovery services, helping veterans find housing, standing up for the community on development issues, or organizing a local community event, Ed is there us. He has been his whole life, and he will be for many years to come.”
Flynn is a lifelong resident of South Boston, where he has been deeply involved as a youth sports coach, veteran’s advocate, and community activist. In addition to being an active Josiah Quincy School parent, Flynn is a member of the Cityside Neighborhood Association, South Boston Citizens’ Association, VFW Fitzgerald Post, and the Ward 7 Democratic Committee.
Flynn served on active duty in the Persian Gulf on two deployments, and overseas in the Navy Reserves, helping to coordinate disaster relief in Haiti. He formerly worked for the U.S. Department of Labor in the Clinton Administration, the Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety, and the United States Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island. Flynn and his wife, Kristen, live in South Boston with their two children, Caroline and S