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Dan Flynn

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Dan Flynn
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Texas State House, District 2
In office
2003 - Present
Term ends
January 13, 2015
Years in position 12
Base salary$7,200/year
Per diem$150/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 5, 2002
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Date of birthNovember 21, 1943
Office website
Campaign website
Dan Flynn is a Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives, representing District 2.

Flynn has worked in a number of positions, including Consultant/Member Relations for American Bankers Association, Owner/Publisher of Area Dispatch, Senior Management Financial Consultant for BHL and Associates, and President/Chief Executive Officer of the Merchants Financial Corporation.[1]


Flynn previously served as the vice chairman of the House Financial Institutions Committee on the State Affairs Committee. [2]

Committee assignments


At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Flynn served on the following committees:

Texas Committee Assignments, 2013
Homeland Security & Public Safety
Investments & Financial Services, Vice-chair


Flynn served on the following Texas House of Representatives committees:



Campaign themes


In his newsletter, Flynn outlines his campaign themes:

  • "It is my pledge and desire to continue to improve Texas and maintain our position as the leader of the nation by promoting sound social and economic policy. I will continue to be guided by the wishes and desires of the residents of House District 2 and the State holding to the conservative principles I believe will best benefit all the citizens of Texas and their families."



  • On May 8, the District 2 Republican candidates participated in a debate sponsored by the Hunt County African American Leadership Conference and the Texas A&M University-Commerce Colony of Phi Iota Alpha. Audio of the debate can be found here.

Debt negotiations

Flynn is one of the members of a bipartisan group organized by the National Conference of Legislatures called the Task Force on Federal Deficit Reduction (TFFDR). Consisting of 23 state lawmakers from 17 states,[3] the group went to Capitol Hill on September 21, 2011 to urge the Congressional Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction to cut the nation's debt but not impose severe budget cuts on the states.

TFFDR urged the Committee to consider new revenue as a possibility, instead of just focusing on budget cuts as House Speaker John Boehner has proposed. The group specifically proposed passage of the "Main Street Fairness Act," which would allow states to tax online retailers.[4]

  • HB 81 - Relating to the use of public funds to print certain public documents in a language other than English and other bilingual requirements.
  • HB 1583 - Relating to the abolishment of the Office of State-Federal Relations as an independent agency and the transfer of the duties and functions of that agency to the office of the governor.
  • HB 3199 - Relating to steroid testing of certain public school students.
  • HB 3777 - Relating to a perpetual license to carry a concealed handgun.[5]



See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Flynn ran in the 2012 election for Texas House of Representatives, District 2. Flynn defeated George Alexander in the May 29 primary election and was unchallenged in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[6][7][8]

Texas House of Representatives District 2 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDan Flynn Incumbent 59.5% 11,070
George Alexander 40.5% 7,532
Total Votes 18,602


See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Flynn won election unopposed to the District 2 seat in the November 2 general election.[9]

In the March 2 primary election, Flynn defeated his Republican primary opponent Richard Linkenauger by a margin of 10,841-5,754.[10]

Texas House of Representatives, District 2
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Dan Flynn (R) 26,604 100%


On November 4, 2008, Flynn won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives from Texas's 2nd District, defeating Michael French (L). Flynn received 39,258 votes in the election while French received 6,906 votes.[11] Flynn raised $238,037 for his campaign.[12]

Texas House of Representatives, District 2
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Dan Flynn (R) 39,258 85.04%
Michael French (L) 6,906 14.95%

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


Flynn raised a total of $336,481 in 2010. Below are Flynn's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2010 election:[13]

Contributor 2010 total
Texas Credit Union League $26,500
Bob & Doylene Perry $20,000
Bob Perry $10,000
Texas Bankers Association $8,500
Trevor Ahlberg $7,000


Below are Flynn's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2008 election:[14]

Contributor 2008 total
Texas Credit Union League $9,873
Texas Bankers Assoc $7,500
Bank of America $6,000
Texas Assoc of Home Builders $5,044
Farmers Insurance Group $5,000


Below are Flynn's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2006 election:[15]

Contributor 2008 total
AT&T $8,026
Perry, Bob J. $8,000
Texans for Lawsuit Reform $7,500
Texas Association of Mortgage Brokers $7,250
Texas Credit Union League $7,000

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Empower Texans Fiscal Responsibility Index

Empower Texans produces the Fiscal Responsibility Index as "a measurement of how lawmakers perform on size and role of government issues." The index uses "exemplar votes on core budget and free enterprise issues that demonstrate legislators' governing philosophy."[16] Legislators are graded along a standard grading scale, receiving grades A through F based on their performance during the legislative session.


Dan Flynn received a grade of A+ on the 2011 Fiscal Responsibility Index.

  • 2011 Taxpayer Champion. Flynn was named a "2011 Taxpayer Champion," which is "the top award presented by Texans for Fiscal Responsibility to legislators based on their rating on the most recent Fiscal Responsibility Index."[17]


A graduate of McCallum High School in Austin, he currently works as a businessman and rancher. [18]

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Political offices
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Texas House District 2
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