Patrick Flynn Files To Run For State Legislature


Anchorage Assemblyman Patrick Flynn has filed paperwork with the Alaska Public Offices Commission to run for state office.  
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The only state offices the Downtown Anchorage dwelling Flynn is eligible to run for this year are Rep. Les Gara’s State House seat or Sen. Johnny Ellis’s spot in the State Senate. Both Gara and Ellis are registered Democrats as is Flynn.

Patrick Flynn

Patrick Flynn

Flynn did not indicate which position he is seeking, but rumors are circulating among insider Democrats that it’s Ellis’ seat Flynn has his sights set on. 

It is highly unlikely Flynn would challenge the longtime incumbent, so if those rumors are true expect to see an announcement soon that Ellis — who recently secured passage of a landmark crime bill he has labored on for over five years — will not be seeking re-election.  

Flynn’s current term on the Anchorage Assembly expires in 2017 and municipal term limits make him ineligible to run for re-election to the seat he’s held since 2008.

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