Flynn announces re-election intent for District 2 in Lincoln

Flynn announces re-election intent for District 2 in Lincoln

LINCOLN - John W. Flynn, the incumbent Town Council representative from District 2, has announced he will seek re-election in the November 2014 race.

"I have served on the Town Council for eight years, and I would like to continue being part of the good government that we enjoy in Lincoln," Flynn said in a press release. "In my past four campaigns, I talked about the issues that I would work on, and I have achieved the results I promised."

In his fourth term, Flynn said he is proud to have introduced ordinances on pensions that were later enacted by the full council to create a trust fund for both the pension benefits of town employees and their post-retirement health insurance benefits.

Flynn also introduced the ordinance, supported by the Town Council, that created an Investment Advisory Board.

"These ordinances will not only protect the pension benefits for our retirees, but they will also ensure our investments are achieving returns that reduce the cost to taxpayers," he said.

As chairman of the Purchasing Committee, Flynn has introduced amendments to the purchasing ordinance that were later passed by the Town Council to ensure the town receives the best prices and best products when going out to bid.

In the coming months, Flynn said, the Town Council will work with a consultant to conduct a feasibility study of having one townwide fire department. "This is something that has been discussed for many years, and I look forward to continuing to participate in this process, and hopefully come to a conclusion," he said.

Flynn has also served as a member of the Public Safety Committee, Claims Committee and Capital Improvement Committee, for which he also served on the Building Committee for the Senior Center and library addition.