BOSTON –On New Years Day, Ed Flynn was sworn-in as the District Two Boston City Councilor at the Inauguration of Mayor Walsh at the Cutler Majestic Theatre. Flynn becomes the third District Two City Councilor since the inception of the combined Four At-Large and District City Councilor system, beginning in 1983. The Inauguration was also presided over by former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden.
Following the event, Flynn held a reception at Amrheins Restaurant in Boston to thank volunteers and supporters for their hard work and dedication, which was instrumental in his election. Flynn was joined by members of his family and introduced by Boston City Councilor Michelle Wu.
In a speech before a packed house, Flynn said, ” I will be a bridge builder, connecting all of this district together. I am someone who will welcome our new residents but will not leave behind our long-time neighbors. I will work for additional affordable housing, services for our seniors and veterans, enhanced quality public education and be a friend to those seeking recovery services.”
He pledged to be a visible councilor and accessible to anyone in need of services throughout the district. “For those that did not vote for me, you deserve the same basic city services as everyone else. I want you to know that my door is always open to you and I pledge to work on your behalf. I will treat every resident of the district with respect and dignity.”
Flynn previously served in the Clinton Administration as a Special Assistant at the U.S. Department of Labor in Washington, D.C. Additionally, Flynn worked as a probation officer for the last 10 years at Suffolk Superior Court, helping coordinate reentry initiatives. Flynn is also a U.S. Navy Veteran (Operation Enduring Freedom).