Dan Flynn (politician)
Dan Flynn (born February 21, 1943) is a businessman and rancher from Van, Texas, who has been since 2003 a Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives from District 2 (Rains, Hunt, and Van Zandt counties).
In December 2008, Flynn authored a bill requiring public documents to be in English only as a means of encouraging non-English speakers to learn English.
In 2010, Flynn served as the Vice Chairman of the House Committee on Financial Institutions and as a member of the House Committee on State Affairs.
Late in 2010, Representative Bryan Hughes of Mineola in Wood County, claimed that Larry Phillips, a lawmaker from Sherman, told Hughes that Flynn and Erwin Cain, the newly-elected conservative representative from Sulphur Springs, would be redistricted for the 2012 elections because they had declined to commit to the second-term reelection of Speaker Joe Straus, a moderate Republican from San Antonio. In a hearing before the House Ethics Committee, chaired by another East Texas representative, Chuck Hopson of Jacksonville, an ally of Speaker Straus, Phillips denied having made such a claim to Hughes. Neither Hughes nor Phillips taped the conversation. No judgment was made by the committee because of the lack of corroborating witnesses.
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