First female SJC clerk cites Flynn’s justice system experience, community ‘passion’
Suffolk Supreme Judicial Court Clerk Maura S. Doyle, the first woman to ever hold the SJC clerk’s position, has endorsed her longtime friend and colleague Edward M. Flynn for the District 2 Boston City Council seat.
“I have known Ed for many years and his experience in the courts, his passion for community and his understanding of the issues that impact his neighborhood and the city make him the best choice for District 2 City Council,” Doyle said. “Ed has been a tireless advocate for the people of his community, including coaching youth sports, answering the call when volunteers are needed, advocating for quality of life improvements, and fighting the opiate epidemic. He’s shown a deep understanding of the real work that needs to be done to not only help those in need, but also to ensure that the district is vibrant and thriving for working families, businesses and residents — old and new.”
Doyle became the first woman to ever hold the SJC Clerk’s position when she was appointed to fill the then-vacant seat in 1996. She was elected to the post in 1998, marking the first time a woman had ever won a county-wide seat in Suffolk County. She’s served in the position ever since, winning re-election three times and is now in her fourth full term.
A graduate of Northeastern University and Suffolk University School of Law, Doyle has been a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association since 1981, was previously a civil litigator in state and federal courts and has been an adjunct professor at Suffolk. A lifelong resident of Dorchester and a mom of three, Doyle is very active in the community, including serving on the board of Dorchester Youth Soccer Association and on the board of the non-profit Harbor Health Services Inc.
Flynn, 48, has enjoyed strong support from elected officials, residents and businesses in the district, as he embarks on his campaign for the District 2 city council seat. A lifelong resident of South Boston and 25-year veteran of the United States Navy, Flynn has built a strong coalition of supporters across the entire district, including in the South End, Chinatown, Bay Village and South Boston.
“Maura Doyle is a pioneer in the courts, and she has done so much for District 2 and Suffolk County as a whole,” Flynn said. “Having her support is an honor, and I look forward to working with her on a variety of issues, including identifying more treatment options for those in recovery, creating better re-entry opportunities for the formerly incarcerated, and building alliances that will make our community stronger.”
About Ed Flynn
Ed Flynn is a lifelong resident of South Boston, where he has been deeply involved as a youth sports coach, veterans’ advocate, and community activist. In addition to being an active Boston Public Schools parent at the Josiah Quincy School in Chinatown, Ed is a member of the Cityside Neighborhood Association, South Boston Citizen’s Association, Ward 7 Democratic Committee, and VFW Fitzgerald Post.
Ed served on active duty in the Persian Gulf on two deployments and overseas in the Navy Reserves, helping to coordinate disaster relief in Haiti. Ed and his wife, Kristen, are raising their children, Caroline and Stephen, in South Boston.