Upland, CA – Orange County Board of Supervisor Michelle Steel announced today her endorsement of Republican candidate for Congress Sean Flynn (CA-31). Steel has had one of the most distinguished public service careers in California having served on the State Board of Equalization, President Bush’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, California’s World Trade Commission, Los Angeles County’s Department of Children and Family Services, and Los Angeles’s Airport and Fire Commissions.
“For years, I have watched the devastating impact on jobs and the economy that Washington’s negligence has had on our community. I believe now more than ever we need an advocate of the taxpayers in Washington like Sean Flynn,” said Steel. “As someone who, like Sean, has run a successful business, I know how important it is to have people represent us who know what it’s like to sign a pay-check, provide benefits to working families, and create jobs.”
Steel joins a growing list of prominent California Republican Party notables who have endorsed Sean including including Dr. Tirso del Junco, the former Chairman of the California Republican (CRP), and former Chairman of the CRP and President of the California Republican Assembly Mike Schroeder. The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) has also 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.
“Michelle is one of the most accomplished and remarkable women to have ever answered the call for public service and I am incredibly humbled to have her support,” said Flynn. “In many ways, Michelle is a role-model for the type of representative I hope to be. Someone who puts the needs of the people first and becomes a positive champion of taxpayers in our community. In many ways, Michelle’s amazing life story has served as a source of inspiration for me as I pursue this new path of public service.”
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.