Rep. Marty Flynn's Biography

State Representative Marty Flynn was elected in November 2012 to represent the 113th Legislative District, which encompasses portions of Scranton and all of South Abington Township and Clarks Green Borough.

He is a native of Scranton and 2000 graduate of Marywood University, where he earned a bachelor's degree in Legal Studies. He is a former Lackawanna County Prison inmate education/program coordinator and chairman of the Prison Misconduct Board. Prior to that, he was a Lackawanna County prison guard, mixed martial arts fighter and professional boxer for 10 years.

Flynn is in favor of protecting labor union rights, believes increased regulation of landlords in urban areas is needed to stop blight and supports greater efforts to fight crime. He is opposed to further state budget cuts in social services and senior citizen programs and against the privatization of the Pennsylvania Lottery and also opposes selling the state liquor store system. He does not believe state education dollars should be diverted toward school vouchers. He favors a severance tax on natural gas drillers instead of an impact fee and believes the revenue should go toward public schools.