District Two City Council Candidate talks issues with residents, businesses; volunteers knock on 3,000 doors
BOSTON, Mass., May 22, 2017 – Ed Flynn and a team of 50 volunteers hit the streets of South Boston and the South End over the weekend, taking the District Two City Council candidate’s unifying message to thousands of residents.
“This election is an opportunity for the city of Boston to elect leaders who will work collaboratively to ensure the city continues to thrive economically while creating new opportunities for all residents,” Flynn said. “I am that type of leader and look forward to reaching out to all corners of Boston to address the important issues impacting all of our lives: economic development, jobs, public safety, housing, schools and transportation. Our district is leading the way on these issues, and I’m eager to get to work to improve Boston for all residents and businesses.”
Flynn and his volunteers hit the streets and went door-to-door, sharing his ideas on these and other issues. In total, the campaign knocked on more than 3,000 doors over the weekend. The Flynn campaign staged the event out of the Iron Workers Local 7 Union hall in South Boston.
Flynn was the first of any candidate in the city’s upcoming elections to be certified for the November ballot. He also recently announced 10 major labor union endorsements, in addition to several endorsements from elected leaders, including state Rep. Nick Collins, Councilor Michael Flaherty, SJC Clerk Maura Doyle and Suffolk Superior Court Clerk Michael Donovan.
A lifelong resident of South Boston and 25-year veteran of the United States Navy, he has built a strong coalition of supporters across the entire district, including the South End, Chinatown, Bay Village and South Boston. 
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 Citizens’ Association, Ward 7 Democratic Committee, and VFW Fitzgerald Post. Ed 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, Kristen, are raising their children, Caroline and Stephen, in South Boston.