Upland, CA –Dr. Tirso del Junco, the only person to serve twice as the Chairman of the Republican Party (1981 & 1993) announced today his endorsement of Republican candidate for Congress Sean Flynn (CA-31). Dr. del Junco was also National Chairman of Viva Reagan in 1980, the national Hispanic campaign for Reagan-Bush and he served on the Board of Board of Regents of the University of California and on the Board of the U.S. Postal Service.
“Sean embodies the energy and vision of the Reagan days, when we knew we could go to Washington and actually make a difference,” said Dr. del Junco. “I know that Sean will make a difference and be an outstanding representative for the people of the 31st Congressional district.”
The Flynn for Congress campaign is riding an impressive wave of momentum. In the past few weeks, San Bernardino Councilmember Henry Nickel announced his support of Sean as well as California conservative political leader Mike Schroeder, the former Chairman of the California Republican Party and President of the California Republican Assembly. The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) has already designated Sean as one of 11 “On the Radar” candidates, the first level of the committee’s Young Guns program, for the 2016 election cycle.
“Dr. del Junco’s extraordinary career in public service is an example for us all,” said Flynn. “Like Dr. del Junco, I want to invest my time and energy in the fights that matter most to our families and communities. We need new leadership in Washington that will fight for a better way of life. One that puts a premium on education, rewards hard work, and levels the playing field for all of us to have real access to better opportunities.”
Sean completed a B.A. in economics at USC before going on to complete a Ph.D. in economics at U.C. Berkeley. Recognizing that unemployment in San Bernardino is far above the national average, Sean became a founding board member of Employment Means Success, an Inland Empire non-profit that finds jobs for discouraged and disabled workers.