Ed Flynn, candidate for Boston City Council District 2, has been endorsed by Suffolk County Sheriff Steven Tompkins. Just last week, Flynn won the District 2 Preliminary Election by over 2,200 votes, earning over 56 percent of the vote in a seven-person Preliminary Election.
Sheriff Tompkins’s endorsement adds to a growing list of elected officials and residents supporting Flynn, including Chinese Progressive Political Action, Mass Nurses Association, Boston’s Unite Here Local 26, Congressman Stephen F. Lynch, Suffolk County SJC Clerk Maura Doyle, and State Rep. and Democratic State Committee member Nick Collins.
Sheriff Tompkins said, “Ed Flynn has been a tireless advocate for the residents of his district and a dedicated public servant to his country as a member of the United States Armed Forces. His support of addiction recovery services and early intervention programming, public safety initiatives and increased access to affordable health care for all are just a few of the reasons that I am giving my endorsement to Ed in his campaign to become the next Boston City Councilor for District 2.”
Tompkins continued, “Ed’s efforts to improve the state of public education for the children of Boston, provide needed services to our veterans and enhance the quality of life in our neighborhoods as a member of local civic organizations show the kind of civic pride and responsibility that would serve him well in office as a member of the Council.”
Ed Flynn is a lifelong resident of District 2, 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, He is a member of the Cityside Neighborhood Association, South Boston Citizens’ Association, Ward 7 Democratic Committee, and VFW Fitzgerald Post.
He served on active duty in the Persian Gulf on two deployments and overseas in the Navy Reserves, helping to coordinate disaster relief in Haiti. Flynn and his wife, Kristen, are raising their children, Caroline and Stephen, in South Boston.