The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) today announced 11 “On the Radar” candidates, the first level of the committee’s Young Guns program, for the 2016 election cycle. Businessman and author of Economics for Dummies, Sean Flynn was the only Republican running in the 31st Congressional District of California to earn this designation.
“As the only Republican in this race to earn this status, the NRCC’s designation is a strong demonstration of confidence in the progress my campaign has made in just one month,” said Flynn. “Clearly, the NRCC considers CA-31 a priority race in 2016 and I am confident that voters will respond to our emphasis on substance and solutions over partisanship and empty promises.”
The Young Guns program supports and mentors challenger and open-seat candidates in races across the country. Officially an NRCC effort for the past three election cycles, the program requires its candidates to work towards specific goals and meet benchmarks throughout the year to ensure their campaigns remain competitive, well funded and communicative within their districts. “On the Radar” is the first of three levels in the Young Guns program. In the last election cycle, the program helped to elect 45 new Republican Members to the 114th Congress.
“The American people have seen the calamity wrought by Barack Obama’s liberal policies and know we must elect strong Republican leaders to Congress who will move our country in the right direction,” NRCC Chairman Greg Walden said in a statement. “These 11 candidates have demonstrated they have the skills and experience needed to help strengthen our country and right the wrongs of the Obama administration. I am confident these candidates will work hard and run tough and effective campaigns in 2016.”
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.