Bryan Flannery
Member of the Ohio House of Representatives
from the 17th district
In office
January 5, 1999 – December 31, 2002
Preceded byDan Brady
Succeeded byMike Skindell
Personal details
Born (1967-12-24) December 24, 1967 (age 53)
Lakewood, Ohio, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
RelationsJames Flannery (father)
EducationUniversity of Notre Dame (BA)

Bryan Flannery (born December 24, 1967) is an American politician who served as a member of the Ohio House of Representatives from 1999 to 2002. He was also a Democratic candidate for the 2006 Ohio gubernatorial election, losing to eventual winner Ted Strickland.[1][2]

Early life and education

Flannery was born in Lakewood, Ohio. Flannery's grandfather, Joseph E. Flannery, served as a member of the Cleveland City Council. His father, James Flannery, was a member of the Ohio House of Representatives from 1966 to 1972. Flannery was an all-Ohio tackle at St. Edward High School and also played on the 1988 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team.[3][4][5] Flannery earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Notre Dame.

Career

Flannery has worked in the oil, healthcare, and insurance industries. He also served as a member of the Lakewood City Council from 1994 to 1998. He was elected to the Ohio House of Representatives in November 1998 and assumed office in early-1999. Flannery served until 2002 and left office after redistricting. Flannery was the Democratic nominee for Ohio secretary of state, losing to incumbent Ken Blackwell. He was also a Democratic candidate for the 2006 Ohio gubernatorial election, losing to eventual winner Ted Strickland.[6]

Flannery is a Democratic candidate for the 2021 Ohio's 11th congressional district special election.[7] On March 4, 2021, Flannery participated in a virtual candidate forum hosted by the Jewish Democratic Council of America.[8]

References

  1. ^ "Almanac of American Politics 2008 - Gov. Ted Strickland (D) - Ohio". archive.ph. 2012-09-11. Retrieved 2021-03-25.
  2. ^ "Former Rep. Bryan Flannery To Run For Governor - Democratic Underground". www.democraticunderground.com. Retrieved 2021-03-25.
  3. ^ "Ex-Notre Dame coach carries ball for Flannery". The Blade. Retrieved 2021-03-25.
  4. ^ "Flannery: Praised by coach as `overachiever'". The Blade. Retrieved 2021-03-25.
  5. ^ "St. Edward Football History Page". eaglefootball.freeservers.com. Retrieved 2021-03-25.
  6. ^ "Hall of Fame (Bryan Eugene Flannery)". homepage.eircom.net. Retrieved 2021-03-25.
  7. ^ Livingston, Sean McDonnell and Doug. "Only one Summit County candidate competing for Fudge's seat". Akron Beacon Journal. Retrieved 2021-03-25.
  8. ^ Richardson, Seth A.; clevel; .com (2021-03-04). "11th Congressional District candidates meet for first time in Jewish Democratic Council of America forum". cleveland. Retrieved 2021-03-25.
Ohio House of Representatives Preceded byDan Brady Member of the Ohio Housefrom the 17th district1999–2002 Succeeded byMike Skindell