Brian Flynn is a small businessman and entrepreneur who has created hundreds of jobs across industry sectors over the last 25 years, including the last ten years in manufacturing. As a private citizen, he also has been a tireless fighter against terrorism since his brother was killed in the 1988 Lockerbie bombing. He helped to bring the perpetrators to justice, take down the dictator that ordered the bombing, and hold accountable the big corporations that allowed it to happen. The grandson of Irish immigrants, Brian has lived in New York’s 19th district for more than 10 years, but his connection to the area goes back generations. His grandfather was a bartender in Leeds and his father grew up playing in the Catskill creek. Additionally, the Michael J. Quill Irish Cultural Center in East Durham is named after his great uncle.
The Flynn family makes their home in Elka Park in the town of Hunter in Greene County. Brian’s wife of 18 years, Amy, grew up on a small farm in North Dakota. She is a novelist and teacher. They have two children, Bo, 14 and Hedda, 11.
Brian is running for Congress in New York’s 19th district as a lifelong progressive Democrat.