Endorsements

Ed is proud to have received endorsements from a broad coalition of community leaders and organizations.

Congressman Stephen F. Lynch

“I am extremely proud to endorse my friend, Ed Flynn, for the Boston City Council District 2 seat. Ed is such a good and decent man. He is a wonderful reflection of his Dad, Ambassador Ray Flynn and his Mom, Cathy. I have known Ed for at least 30 years. From his patriotic service in the United States Navy – to his ongoing efforts to ensure that Veterans and their families receive the care and benefits that they have earned – Ed has shown a willingness to serve others and to be an advocate for people who can’t always provide for themselves. I am also very proud of the work that Ed Flynn has done at the U.S. Department of Labor where he was a true champion for America’s working families. I have also seen how involved that Ed and his wife Kristen have been in the community while raising their two children so I am absolutely certain that Ed will fight to improve the quality of life for residents from South Boston and Chinatown to the South End, Bay Village, and Downtown.”

Suffolk County Sheriff Steven W. Tompkins

“As many who have had the opportunity to know him will attest, 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. Additionally, 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.”

State Representative Nick Collins

“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. 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 for us. He has been his whole life, and he will be for many years to come.”

Boston City Councilor At-Large Michael F. Flaherty, Jr.

“I grew up with Ed. I played youth sports with Ed. And what I know most about Ed is that he loves to help people. His community involvement is unmatched. Whether it’s coaching youth sports, working with civic associations, attending public meetings, or assisting with community events, he’s always engaged and involved. He’s always there. He’s a guy who always puts community first. He loves to be a problem solver. He takes the time to listen to residents and find a solution. He always tries to find that common ground.”

Boston City Councilor At-Large Annissa Essaibi-George

“I’m proudly supporting Ed Flynn for Boston City Council. I’ve known Ed and his family for years, and I know how committed he is to each and every community in District 2. Our kids have been teammates in youth sports, and Ed and I have spent countless hours on the sidelines discussing how we can make Boston better for young families and seniors. As Boston Public Schools parents raising kids in the city, Ed and I share the same priorities – ensuring all children have access to a high quality education, keeping our streets and parks safe and clean, and ensuring that residents can continue to afford to live in each of our neighborhoods. Ed has the experience, dedication, and vision to make a real difference for Boston, and I look forward to working with him on the City Council.”

Suffolk Superior Court Clerk Michael J. Donovan

“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. 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.”

Suffolk Supreme Judicial Court Clerk Maura S. Doyle

“I have known Ed for many years and his experience in the courts, his passion for community and his understanding of the issues that impact his neighborhood and the city make him the best choice for District 2 City Council. Ed has been a tireless advocate for the people of his community, including coaching youth sports, answering the call when volunteers are needed, advocating for quality of life improvements, and fighting the opiate epidemic. He’s shown a deep understanding of the real work that needs to be done to not only help those in need, but also to ensure that the district is vibrant and thriving for working families, businesses and residents — old and new.”

AFSCME Council 93

Boston Carmen’s Union Local 589

Boston Fire Fighters Local 718

Boston Newspaper Printing Pressmen Union Local 3

Boston Police Patrolmen's Association

Bricklayers and Allied Craftsmen Local 3

Chinese Progressive Political Action

IBEW Local 2222

International Longshoremen's Association Local 799, 800, 805

International Union of Painters and Allied Trades District Council 35

International Union of Operating Engineers Local 4

Iron Workers Local 7

Massachusetts Correction Officers Federated Union PAC

Massachusetts Nurses Association

Mass Retirees

National Association of Government Employees (NAGE) / SEIU Local 5000

Sheet Metal Workers Local 17

Teamsters Local 122

Teamsters Local 25

UFCW Local 1445

UNITE HERE Local 26

United Steelworkers Local 12003

UWUA Local 310, 317, 318, 322, 329, 330, 340, 341, 350, 369