Marty Flynn

Martin "Marty" Flynn (born September 18, 1975) is an American politician. He has been a Democratic member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives since 2013.

Marty Flynn
Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
from the 113th district
Assumed office
January 1, 2013[1]
Preceded byKevin P. Murphy
Personal details
Born (1975-09-18) September 18, 1975 (age 45)
Scranton, Pennsylvania
Political partyDemocratic
ResidenceScranton, Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania House of RepresentativesEdit

Flynn was elected to represent the 113th legislative district in 2012 to replace Kevin P. Murphy.[2] He serves on the Aging and Older Adult Services, Consumer Affairs, Commerce, and State Government Committees.

On October 15, 2014, Flynn was involved in a shootout that resulted from a botched armed robbery near the capitol.[3]

On May 9, 2020 in the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic, Flynn, a member of the Regional Recovery Task Force, came under fire for his retort against critics on his personal Facebook page, stating “Keep talking about how bad we Democrats are and WE will STOP supporting YOUR businesses. You want to make it PERSONAL and we WILL.” He later removed the post and apologized. [4]

2021 Pennsylvania Senate campaignEdit

On February 14, Democratic State Senator John Blake announced he would be resigning as Senator of the 22nd senatorial district to take a position with Congressman Matt Cartwright. On March 13, Democrats held a special convention where Flynn won the party's nomination.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "SESSION OF 2013 - 197TH OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY - No. 1" (PDF). Legislative Journal. Pennsylvania House of Representatives. 2013-01-01.
  2. ^ Swift, Robert (December 30, 2012). "NEPA sends new faces to Harrisburg". The Times-Tribune. Retrieved 7 January 2013.
  3. ^ "Statehouse Shootout: Pa. lawmaker exchanges gunfire with would-be robber". Fox News. 2015-03-24. Retrieved 2021-03-15.
  4. ^ DuPuis, Roger (2020-05-10). "Controversy for bipartisan recovery task force after Flynn blasts businesses". Times Leader. Retrieved 2021-03-15.
  5. ^ Hofius, Sarah (2021-03-13). "Local Democrats choose Flynn to run for state Senate seat". Wilkes-Barre Citizens' Voice. Retrieved 2021-03-15.
Political offices
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Preceded by
Kevin P. Murphy
Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
from the 113th district

2013–present
Incumbent