UPLAND, CA – San Bernardino City Council Member Henry Nickel (5th Ward) announced today his endorsement of Republican candidate for Congress Sean Flynn (CA-31).
“Sean represents the type of common sense leadership we need in Washington,” said Councilman Nickel. “We must elect those committed to reforming our broken
government, enabling renewed economic prosperity and strengthening our nation’s role in a troubled world. Sean brings fresh perspective, demonstrated commitment to free enterprise and a much-needed alternative to long time political operative candidates. I am proud to stand with Sean.”
Nickel is the second prominent endorsement announced by the campaign this week. On Monday, California conservative political leader Mike Schroeder, the former Chairman of the California Republican Party and the past President of the California Republican Assembly, announced his endorsement of Flynn. Despite announcing his campaign just a month ago, Sean’s campaign is gaining a lot of momentum and traction. Just last week, the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) designated Sean one of 11 “On the Radar” candidates, the first level of the committee’s Young Guns program, for the 2016 election cycle.
“Too many politicians go to Washington and the minute they get there, completely abandon and sell-out their community,” said Flynn. “I believe that our representatives in Washington should be extensions of local government and it is vital to have a positive working relationship with our local elected officials in order to pursue an agenda that will benefit our community. I am grateful that Council Member Nickel believes in building a real partnership between Washington and City Hall. I’ll tell everyone in this district what I told him: my door will always be open to CA-31!”
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.