Kevin Flynn (politician)
|The Hon. Kevin Flynn|
October 23, 2003
|Preceded by||Gary Carr|
|Born||1955 (age 58–59)
Kevin Daniel Flynn (born c. 1955) is a politician in Oakville, Ontario, Canada. He is a Liberal member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario who was elected in 2003. He represents the riding of Oakville. He serves in the cabinet of the Kathleen Wynne government.
Flynn was born in Liverpool, England. He immigrated to Canada with his family at the age of 12. Prior to entering politics he was a small business owner. and served as Chair of the Financial Department for the Royal Botanical Gardens. He and his wife Janice live in Oakville, Ontario with their son.
Flynn ran for the Ontario legislature in the provincial election of 1985, as a New Democrat. He finished a distant third in Oakville, where the NDP has a limited base of support. Later in the year, he was elected as an Oakville Town Councillor and a Halton Regional Councillor.
He ran for election to the Legislative Assembly in the riding of Oakville, this time as a Liberal, in the provincial election of 1999. He was defeated by incumbent Progressive Conservative Gary Carr.
Carr retired in 2003, and later joined the federal Liberal Party. In 2003, Flynn ran for the seat again and this time defeated Progressive Conservative candidate Kurt Franklin by about 3500 votes. The Premier appointed Flynn as Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Labour in 2004. Subsequently, Flynn served as Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister Energy, the Minister of the Environment and the Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities. Flynn has most recently been appointed Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Education.
In the 2007 election, Flynn ran for re-election and increased his margin of victory to 7096 votes over the Progressive Conservative challenger, Rick Byers.
Flynn has worked to ensure the protection of environmentally-sensitive land in his riding and his town, which is larger than his riding. In November 2004, he was applauded by the local media for his work in reserving 1286 acres (5 km²) of land in North Oakville as public greenspace. 
On November 18, 2010, Flynn was nominated as the Liberal party candidate in Oakville for the 2011 provincial election. In the 2011 election, which saw the Liberals reduced to a minority government, Flynn increased his percentage of victory, although his margin of victory was reduced to 4580 votes over the Progressive Conservative challenger, Larry Scott.
Following the election, Flynn unsuccessfully ran to become Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, losing to fellow Liberal Dave Levac, MPP for Brant. He was easily re-elected in the 2014 election.
|Provincial Government of Kathleen Wynne|
|Cabinet Post (1)|
|Yasir Naqvi||Minister of Labour
|Ontario general election, 2011|
|Progressive Conservative||Larry Scott||17,131||37.95||+3.08|
|New Democratic||Lesley Sprague||4,625||10.24||+3.59|
|Family Coalition||Jonathan Banzuela||188||0.42||-0.17|
|Total valid votes||45,146||100.00|
|Ontario general election, 2007|
|Progressive Conservative||Rick Byers||16,666||34.87%||-7.31%|
|New Democratic||Tony Crawford||3,178||6.65%||+0.30%|
|Family Coalition||Michael James Toteda||281||0.59%||-1.08%|
|Total valid votes||47,794||100.00%|
|Ontario general election, 2003|
|Progressive Conservative||Kurt Franklin||18,991||42.18%||-19.72%|
|New Democratic||Anwar Abbas Naqvi||2,858||6.35%||+2.63%|
|Family Coalition||Theresa Tritt||751||1.67%||+0.49%|
|Ontario general election, 1999|
|Progressive Conservative||Gary Carr||27,767||61.90%|
|New Democratic||Sean Cain||1,667||3.72%|
|Family Coalition||Adrian Ratelle||530||1.18%|
|Natural Law||Linda Antonichuk||202||0.45%|
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