Dan Flynn (politician)

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Dan Flynn
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Texas State Representative from District 2 (Rains, Hunt, and Van Zandt counties)
Assumed office
Personal details
Born (1943-02-21) February 21, 1943 (age 72)
Nationality American
Political party Republican
Residence Van, Van Zandt County
Texas, USA
Occupation Businessman; Rancher

Dan Flynn (born February 21, 1943)[1] is a businessman and rancher from Van, Texas, who has been since 2003 a Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives from District 2 (Rains, Hunt, and Van Zandt counties).

In December 2008, Flynn authored a bill requiring public documents to be in English only as a means of encouraging non-English speakers to learn English.[2]

In 2010, Flynn served as the Vice Chairman of the House Committee on Financial Institutions and as a member of the House Committee on State Affairs.[3]

Late in 2010, Representative Bryan Hughes of Mineola in Wood County, claimed that Larry Phillips, a lawmaker from Sherman, told Hughes that Flynn and Erwin Cain, the newly elected conservative representative from Sulphur Springs, would be redistricted for the 2012 elections because they had declined to commit to the second-term reelection of Speaker Joe Straus, a moderate Republican from San Antonio. In a hearing before the House Ethics Committee, chaired by another East Texas representative, Chuck Hopson of Jacksonville, an ally of Speaker Straus, Phillips denied having made such a claim to Hughes. Neither Hughes nor Phillips taped the conversation. No judgment was made by the committee because of the lack of corroborating witnesses.[4]

Political Experience[edit]

Dan Flynn has had the following political experience:

  • Representative, Texas State House of Representatives, 2002–present[5]

Current Legislative Committees[edit]

Dan Flynn has been a member of the following committees:

  • Defense and Veterans Affairs, Member
  • Homeland Security and Public Safety, Member[5]

Professional Experience[edit]

Dan Flynn has had the following professional experience:

  • Consultant/Member Relations, American Bankers Association
  • Owner/Publisher, Area Dispatch, Van Zandt County, Texas
  • Senior Management Financial Consultant, BHL and Associates
  • Senior Management Financial Consultant, The Blender Group
  • President/Chief Executive Officer, Merchants Financial Corporation
  • President/Chief Executive Officer, Merchants State Bank
  • Senior Vice President and Manager of Correspondent Banking, Texas Bank and Trust Company
  • Deputy Banking Commissioner, Texas Department of Banking
  • Texas Legislative Aide, Texas State House of Representatives
  • Owner/Partner, TFM Sound, Incorporated
  • Interim Judge, Van Zandt County[5]


Dan Flynn has been a member of the following organizations:

  • Member, Advisory Board, Dallas District Church of the Nazarene
  • Member, Advisory Board, North East Texas Church of the Nazarene
  • Member, Advisory Council, Center for Professional Development, College of Business Administration, Texas Tech University
  • Former Member, Center for Banking Advisory Council, School of Business, Texas Southern University[5]