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Flanagan's political experience began with his service as chair for Burlington Democratic City Committee from 1991 to 1993. He then served on the Vermont State Democratic Committee from 1995 to 2000. He was also a National Committee Member for the Democratic National Committee during this time. He ran for a seat on the United States Senate in 200 but was unsuccessful. Flanagan also served as a member of the Burlington Democratic City Committee from 1987 to 2001. He was elected to the Vermont State Senate in 2004 and has served in that position since.
Flanagan worked as a policy analyst for the Office of United States Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare from 1978 to 1979. He was an attorney for Hoff Curtis from 1987 to 1993. He became a state auditor for Vermont in 1993 and worked in this position until 2001. He is currently an instructor for Champlain College.
Flanagan earned his BA from the University of Pennsylvania in 1973. He went on to receive his J.D. from Harvard University in 1976.
Flanagan did not run for re-election in 2010 to the Chittenden district.
- See also: Vermont State Senate elections, 2010
Flanagan did not run for re-election. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.
On November 4, 2008, Flanagan won re-election by finishing second for the six-seat Chittenden District of the Vermont State Senate, receiving 38,998 votes behind Democrat Douglas Racine (44,856) and ahead of Democrat Virginia Lyons (35,869), Republican Diane Snelling (32,394), Democrat Hinda Miller (31,457), Democrat/Progressive Timothy Ashe (28,103), Democrat Denise Barnard (27,687), Republicans Dennis Bedard (16,760), Darren Adams (15,894), Paula Spadaccini (15,110), Robyn Myers-Moore (15,029), and Agnes Clift (14,192), independent Tom Licata (11,411), Justice for Vermonters candidate Larkin Forney (3,141), and write-ins (524).
Among Flanagan's opponents, Lyons raised $7,918 for her campaign, against $13,630 by Snelling, $2,300 by Miller, $17,119 by Ashe, $16,940 by Barnard, and $11,208 by Licata.
According to Follow the Money, Flanagan raised no funds for the 2008 election.
- Biography from the Vermont Secretary of State website
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002, 1998
- List of Vermont Senators
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