09.12.2018 Sean Flynn for Congress No Comments

Sean Flynn Highlights Inland Empire Values in First Campaign Ad

Sean Flynn for congress

Sean Masaki Flynn republican candiidate for the 31st congressional district.

 

Inland Empire, CA – The Sean Flynn for Congress campaign released its first television commercial today. In the ad, 31st congressional district candidate Sean Flynn outlines his background and how he differs from his opponent, Representative Pete Aguilar.

The ad, available here, began airing on local networks Thursday, September 6th. The transcript of the thirty-second ad can be found below:

 

Hi, I’m Sean Flynn.

After immigrating here, my family relied on food stamps to get by.

But with hard work, I earned a PhD and wrote a book on economics.

Politicians should read it – especially politician Pete Aguilar.

 

He votes in lockstep with Washington insiders for higher taxes, and even wants to raise the gas tax.

I’m Sean Flynn, and I approve this message because, unlike partisan Pete:

  • I’m not a politician.
  • I know how families struggle.
  • And I’ll make YOUR life more affordable.

 

Sean Flynn is a recognized economist, educator, and business owner. He is the best-selling author of Economics for Dummies. He is also co-author of the world’s best-selling college economics textbook, Economics: Principles, Problems, and Policies. Flynn currently serves as a board member on the San Bernardino County Employees’ Retirement Association (SBCERA).  An avid martial arts enthusiast, Flynn is also a former U.S. National Aikido Champion and coach.

The 31st Congressional District includes all or portions of Upland, Rancho Cucamonga, Fontana, San Bernardino, Highland, Redlands, Loma Linda, Grand Terrace, Colton, and Rialto.

The General Election is on Tuesday, November 6th. For more information on Sean Flynn and his campaign for Congress visit www.SeanFlynnforCongress.com.

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09.12.2018 Dameron Communications No Comments

Carl Dameron Morns Our Losses and Honors the Heroes of 9/11

 

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Carl M. Dameron Founder and creative director of Dameron Communications Photo by Robert A. Whitehead/CSUSB

Inland Empire, Calif.– The heroes of September 11th, 2001 include firefighters and police officers who showed their courage by running into flaming buildings to save those who they could.  Private citizens who lead frightened people down dark staircases for dozens of flights.  Some went back up those dangerous stars to lead more people to safety and never returned.

“The heroes of 9/11 include the passengers of the hijacked and doomed United Airlines Flight 93 from Newark to San Francisco who refused to be used as weapons against this nation.  They sacrificed their lives to protect untold lives in Washington D.C.,” said Carl M. Dameron president of Dameron Communications.

“The men and women who died at the Pentagon and the twin towers in New York City were killed by cowards who used terror to attack this nation.  The terrorist attempted to cause fear and division among us,” said Dameron.  “Terrorist still don’t understand that Americans come together in crisis.  We will not be intimidated by any terrorist.”

On December 2, 2015,14 peoplewere killed, and 22 others were seriously injured in a terrorist mass shooting at the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino.  “Again, our brave citizen heroes helped their fellow victims survive.  Again, our law enforcement and firefighting heroes ran into danger to save people.  Again, this nation found the terrorist responsible and brought them to justice,’ said Dameron.

“I celebrate the contribution of our heroes and morn the losses this nation experienced on September 11thand December 2nd.  The United States I love, is place where we are not panicked by terror, but we come together to fight terrorist and injustice,’ said Dameron.

 

“The United States of America is a place that will not be bowed. We rebuilt on the site of the Twin Towers.  We reopened the Inland Regional Center,” said Dameron.   We work together to make life better an honor those who were murdered in the name of freedom.”

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07.26.2018 Sean Flynn for Congress Comments Off on Sean Masaki Flynn to Judge and Referee at National Aikido Champion

Sean Masaki Flynn to Judge and Referee at National Aikido Champion

Former national Aikido Champion Sean Masiki Flynn is a judge and referee at the 2018 US National Championship Tournament in San Diego, at Mesa CollegeFriday through Sunday,July 27-29, 2018.

 

Inland Empire, Calif.  Former national Aikido Champion Sean Masiki Flynn is a judge and referee at the 2018 US National Championship Tournament in San Diego, at Mesa College Friday through Sunday, July 27-29, 2018.

Aikido seminars and workshops are all day Friday, and kyogi (competition) begins on Saturday and Sunday.

The competition will be comprised of the usual events: Individual Randori (men and women); Embu(junanahon empty-handed); Black Belt Embu (junanahon with tanto); Koryu Goshin no Kata Embu (all ranks); and Freestyle Embu (all ranks) Kongodantaisen (under the new modified format)

Participants are responsible for their own lodgings and food (except the award banquet).  The cost to compete are: $100 for TAA Members, $120 for non-members and $20 for awards banquet at 6:00pm on Sunday July 29th.

Open to competitors 14 years and older. Registration is open until July 19.  To register go to https://tomiki.org/nationals2018/

Tomiki Aikido of the Americas, Inc. (TAA) was established in 1990 to promote the practice of Professor Kenji Tomiki’s system of sport Aikido.

The organization brings together Aikido clubs in North, South and Central America with publications,newsletters, seminars, and competitions. They also coordinate activities with other national and international Aikido organizations.

Flynn is 4th degree black belt in the Japanese martial art of Aikido.  He is direct student of world champion Robert Dziubla (8th dan).  He received additional extensive training in Japan under grand masters Tetsuo Nariyama (9th dan), Fumiaki Shishida (8th dan), and Kenshi Uno (7thDan).

The dan () ranking system is used by many Japanese organizations and Korean martial arts to indicate the level of one’s ability within a certain subject matter.

Championships won by Flynn include: Overall National Champion (forms plus full-contact), 2014; National Forms Champion, 2008; Full-contact runner up, 2006 U.S. National Aikido Tournament; Aikido full-contact champion, 2005 Arnold Battle of Columbus; and National Forms Champion, 2002

A former coach, five of Flynn’s students—Robyn Millan, Jack McKenna, Janine Parziale, Jeff Stickle, and Tiffany Doan—have won U.S. national championships in either forms or sparring.  He is also a member of the Tomiki Aikido of the Americas Board of Directors.

Flynn is also running for Congress in the 31st Congressional District in San Bernardino California. Flynn lives in Redlands CA.

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07.17.2018 Sean Flynn for Congress Comments Off on Sean Masaki Flynn Calls on Congress to Protect The 2018 U.S. Elections

Sean Masaki Flynn Calls on Congress to Protect The 2018 U.S. Elections

Sean Masaki Flynn.

“I call on American patriots, both Democrats and Republicans, to ask Congress to enact measures to secure our elections from foreign mischief and to protect America’s digital infrastructure,” said Sean Masaki Flynn.

Inland Empire, Calif .  There is no doubt. Russia interfered in 2016 election.   I take issue with the President’s assertion yesterday that it may have been otherwise, and so does his own Director of National Intelligence, Dan Coates.

We must aggressively counter Russian spying and interference, not only in our election processes but across the full range of military and civilian spying operations that Russia is currently mounting against us.

These spying and disinformation operations were started in the 1920s by the old Soviet Union and were continued enthusiastically by Russian President Putin after he took control of Russia in 2000.  They are the actions of an enemy and must be treated as such.

Consequently, President Trump’s comments at his press conference with Putin in Helsinki were disturbing on several fronts.  First, they appear to be based on a failure to recognize Russia’s century old hostility toward the United States.  Even more grave, his comments fail to reflect the justified suspicion and caution that our leadership should maintain in any and all diplomatic interactions with Russia given its long history of aggression against the United States, Ukraine, and the rest of the world.

Many U.S. Presidents have met with Soviet and Russian leaders.  Roosevelt met with Stalin, as did Truman.  Eisenhower met with Khrushchev, as did Kennedy.  Nixon met with Brezhnev.  Reagan with Gorbachev.  George W. Bush and Barack Obama met with Putin. But all of them did so with the explicit acknowledgement that Russia and the Soviet Union were hostile to the interests of the United States.

President Donald Trump should trust his Director of National Intelligence about Russian responsibility for the hacks.  The evidence is definitive.  But that evidence is just a drop in the ocean when compared with the unceasing aggression that Russia has directed at us and the rest of the world for nearly a century.

A leopard does not change his spots.  Putin remains a tyrant.  And President Trump must respect history if he wants to dance with the Russian Bear.

I call on American patriots, both Democrats and Republicans, to ask Congress to enact measures to secure our elections from foreign mischief and to protect America’s digital infrastructure going forward.  Russia is not the only threat, and we must be prepared for all comers and all methods of attack.

 About Sean MasakiFlynn for Congress

Sean Masaki Flynn is the republican candidate for the 31st Congressional District.  Flynn is the best-selling author of Economics for Dummies. He is also coauthor of the world’s best-selling college economics textbook, Economics: Principles, Problems, and Policies and Board member on the San Bernardino County Employees’ Retirement Association (SBCERA).  An avid martial arts enthusiast, Flynn is also a former U.S. National Aikido Forms Champion and coach.

Flynn is single and lives in Redlands.

The 31st Congressional Districtincludesall or portions of Upland, Rancho Cucamonga, Fontana, San Bernardino, Highland, Redlands, Loma Linda, Grand Terrace, Colton, and Rialto.

The General Election on Tuesday, November 6.  For more information on the Flynn campaign go to www.SeanFlynnforCongress.com

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07.11.2018 Carrie Madrid Comments Off on Gala Raises Funds for Local Breast Cancer Survivors

Gala Raises Funds for Local Breast Cancer Survivors

The Care Project Woman of Excellence award

The Care Project Woman of Excellence award goes to Senior Vice President, Area Manager – Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and Health Plan – Riverside County Area, Vita Willett.

Riverside, Calif.  – The CARE Project Inc. (TCP) hosts its annual Fundraising Gala, An Evening of Caring.  The Gala is a celebration of life and breast cancer survivorship.  The evening includes dinner, dancing and the 2018 Excellence Awards

The Gala is Saturday, September 29 at the Marriott Grand Ballroom at 3400 Market Street in Downtown Riverside.  The Gala begins at 6:00 p.m. Tickets are $100.00 per person and go on sale August 1st at https://tcpgala.eventbrite.com.  You can also sponsor a survivor or simply donate to TCP using the same eventbrite link.

“Come celebrate life and meet the very breast cancer patients and survivors The CARE Project serves.  Get your tickets early, this event sells out every year.” said Carrie Madrid founder and president of TCP.

The Care Project, Inc.

The Care Project Man of Excellence award goes to Riverside Police Detective and Founder of the Raincross Boxing Academy and Generation of Action Internship, Mario Dorado.

TCP excellence awards honorees include:  The Man of Excellence award presented to Riverside Police Detective and Founder of the Raincross Boxing Academy and Generation of Action Internship, Mario Dorado.  The Woman of Excellence award will go to Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and Health Plan, Senior Vice President, Area Manager – Riverside County, Vita Willett.

“At the Gala The CARE Project will issue its largest grant of the year to a breast cancer patient in financial need.  The Shannon K. Brown Grant is in memory of Mentor, Life Coach and volunteer, Shannon Brown who was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 34 and passed away at age 36,” said Madrid. 

Carrie Madrid began non-profit The CARE Project Inc., two years after her own Stage III breast cancer diagnosis.  As she survived the ordeal and met other breast cancer patients Madrid realized that there was a great need for a local organization to provide emotional and financial support to male and female breast cancer patients undergoing and recovering from treatment.  

“While undergoing treatment and not working full time, we realize that everyday necessities become luxuries.  We aim to help with those very needs”, said Madrid.  

“Our motto at The CARE Project, Inc. is “Never stop caring!” Help us CARE for others while enjoying this savings pass”, said The CARE Project, Inc., Carrie Madrid, president.

“Come celebrate life and meet the very breast cancer patients and survivors The CARE Project serves.  Get your tickets early, this event sells out every year.” said Carrie Madrid founder and president of TCP.

Financial Support includes: one-time grants for utility bills, rental assistance and co-pays.  Uber, Lyft or Fuel cards to help with transportation to and from treatments. Gift cards for groceries and household items.  

Emotional Support includes: Survivor Social Club, Survivor Mentorships and 24/7 text hotline.

The CARE Project also can provide compression garments for survivors suffering with lymphedema, mastectomy bras, chemo jackets and Chemo CARE Packages.

For more information contact Carrie Madrid at cmadrid@thecareprojectinc.org or at (951)742-7405.  For sponsorship opportunities contact Diana Jaurigue at (951) 742-7405, djaurigue@thecareprojectinc.org or go to  www.thecareprojectinc.org .

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07.11.2018 Sean Flynn for Congress Comments Off on Supreme Court Nominations Comment from Sean Masaki Flynn

Supreme Court Nominations Comment from Sean Masaki Flynn

Sean Flynn

Sean Flynn and Tammi Martin-Riles President of the Black Chamber of Commerce at the Chambers Youth Summit.

From Sean Masaki Flynn, Candidate for the 31st Congressional District

 Inland Empire, Calif.,   While members of the U.S. House of Representatives do not vote on Supreme Court nominations, I of course take this process extremely seriously.  I do not agree with all of his opinions, but I believe Judge Kavanaugh deserves a fair consideration by the U.S. Senate.

While I appreciate passion, it was hard to watch certain members of Congress join aggressive protests last night only seconds after the President announced his selection. If elected, my goal would be to dial back the harsh rhetoric, fear mongering and bitter partisanship that has defined Washington D.C.  We can debate the merits of this selection, but elected officials should lead by example with regard to tone and rhetoric.

This is a contrast I draw in my race for Congress.  We have seen my opponent, Congressman Aguilar time and again dip to new lows in his charged and over-the-top rhetoric.

 

The 31st Congressional District represents all or portions of Upland, Rancho Cucamonga, Fontana, San Bernardino, Highland, Redlands, Loma Linda, Grand Terrace, Colton, and Rialto.

Flynn is the best-selling author of Economics for Dummies. He is also coauthor of the world’s best-selling college economics textbook, Economics: Principles, Problems, and Policies.  An avid martial arts enthusiast, Flynn is also a former U.S. National Aikido Forms Champion and coach.

For more information on the Flynn campaign go to www.SeanFlynnforCongress.com

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07.11.2018 Sean Flynn for Congress Comments Off on Racist Comments Made by Prosecutor SB County Michael Selyem 

Racist Comments Made by Prosecutor SB County Michael Selyem 

Sean Flynn

Sean Flynn calls ot Racist Remarks

From Sean Flynn, Candidate for the 31st Congressional District

 Inland Empire, Calif.,   The blatantly racist comments made by prosecutor Michael Selyem on Facebook and Twitter are unacceptable.  Any person who holds and broadcasts such racist views does not belong in government.  Unpaid leave is not enough.  Selyem must be terminated both for his own actions and for the damage he has inflicted on local law enforcement.

The 31st Congressional District The district represents all or portions of Upland, Rancho Cucamonga, Fontana, San Bernardino, Highland, Redlands, Loma Linda, Grand Terrace, Colton, and Rialto.

Flynn is the best-selling author of Economics for Dummies. He is also coauthor of the world’s best-selling college economics textbook, Economics: Principles, Problems, and Policies.  An avid martial arts enthusiast, Flynn is also a former U.S. National Aikido Forms Champion and coach.

For more information on the Flynn campaign go to www.SeanFlynnforCongress.com

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06.06.2018 Sean Flynn for Congress Comments Off on Sean Flynn Surges to First Place in Tuesday’s Primary Election

Sean Flynn Surges to First Place in Tuesday’s Primary Election

“Tuesday night’s results confirm that this is a winnable district. We have a lot of work to do in the coming months, but I am confident we can bring new leadership to this district,” said Sean Flynn Candidate for the 31st Congressional District.

Inland Empire Calif.  – Sean Flynn for Congress released the following statement after surging to first place in Tuesday’s primary election:

“I am humbled by the support from the voters last night. While there are still votes being counted, last night’s first place finish confirms that this is a winnable district. I want to thank my campaign team and our incredible volunteers who worked hard to make this win a reality.” said Sean Flynn.

“We have a lot of work to do in the coming months, but I am confident we can bring new leadership to this district,” Flynn  added.

Sean Flynn was the only Republican challenger to defeat an incumbent in the State of California on Tuesday night.  The victory has attracted national attention to the race.

The 31st District includes all or portions of Upland, Rancho Cucamonga, Fontana, San Bernardino, Highland, Redlands, Loma Linda, Grand Terrace, Colton, and Rialto.

Flynn is the best-selling author of Economics for Dummies. He is also coauthor of the world’s best-selling college economics textbook, Economics: Principles, Problems, and Policies.  An avid martial arts enthusiast, Flynn is also a former U.S. National Aikido Forms Champion and coach. Flynn is single and lives in Redlands.

For more information on the Sean Flynn for Congress campaign go to www.SeanFlynnForCongress.com

The General Election is on Tuesday, November 6.

 

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05.25.2018 Sean Flynn for Congress Comments Off on Safety First for Students and Teachers

Safety First for Students and Teachers

by Sean Flynn

Inland Empire residents know from painful experience that America faces an unacceptable level of gun violence. Whether at a workplace in San Bernardino a high school in Palmdale, or in Santa Fe, Texas, far more needs to be done to prevent these tragedies.

As we discuss our options, I would like to point out that there are at least five common-sense solutions that can be enacted immediately to help safeguard students and schools from a repeat of the tragedy in Palmdale.  You have probably never heard of them because the political parties have gone to polar extremes and are more interested in finger pointing than proven solutions.

Our fundamental problem is that students and schools have been left defenseless.  It wasn’t always like that. When I was growing up in the 1980s and attending junior high and high school in the gang-plagued Los Angeles Unified School District, we had metal detectors to stop students from bringing weapons (both knives and guns) onto campus.  It worked and metal detectors are something that we now as a society embrace at airports, concerts, and government buildings.

We need to place metal detectors in schools once again. Nobody should be able to walk casually onto campus with a firearm and shoot children.

Let’s also embrace more recent prevention technologies.  Consider the Salto electronic door locks that the Loma Linda Unified School District just installed at every one of its schools.

Each principal in the district now has a mobile app that allows them to lock down their entire campus in just eight seconds if there’s an emergency.  Some might object to the $1.4 million cost, but this proven technology comes out to just 8 cents per student per day. That’s a bargain by any measure, especially so when considering how infinitely precious our children are.

Another proven lifesaver is the ShotSpotter acoustical gunshot detection and location system, which uses ordinary microphones to detect and locate gunfire.  Within seconds, it can detect that firearms have been discharged, tell authorities the location to within 10 feet, and even tell them if there was more than one shooter.

ShotSpotter is used by more than 90 cities around the world and is credited by the San Francisco Chief of Police with helping to reduce both gun crime and homicides by fifty percent over the past 10 years. We need ShotSpotter at every school in America and in the neighborhoods that surround them.

Fences and metal detectors are the first line of defense.  ShotSpotter lets authorities know when something has gone wrong.  And Salto allows for instant lockdown.  But we must also have trained professionals on site at every school ready to engage and disable if a shooter manages to get past the fences and metal detectors.

So I once again recommend proven solutions. The schools I attended back in the 1980s had armed police officers patrolling the halls and walking the perimeter. They were some of the nicest adults I ever met, but their purpose was simple and meaningful: If anyone tried to harm me, they would stop them…dead if necessary.

Society, of course, also needs to seriously reconsider how it deals with the violently mentally ill and to have a serious talk about the best ways of restricting potential predators from gaining access to firearms.  Both of those debates will be heated, but both sides should consider a new type of restraining order that can deny firearms to potential shooters.

It’s called a Gun Violence Restraining Order (GVRO) and it allows family members and others who are close to a disturbed individual to present real evidence—such as screen shots of social media posts or copies of diary entries—to a local judge who can then issue a 21-day restraining order that allows the police to temporarily deny weapons to the disturbed individual.

California’s GVRO law went into effect in 2018, but California is one of just five states to allow for GVROs.  Other states should consider adopting GVROs and citizens should be made aware that GVROs are an important option for those living with potential predators.

The best fence is the one that’s never breached, the best metal detector is the one that’s never set off, and the best Salto system is the one that’s never activated.  But until we can 100% deny weapons to the violently mentally ill, we need all of them, as well as ShotSpotters, school police, and GVROs.  They are proven, practical, cost effective and would make another Palmdale much less likely.  I hope we implement each of them as soon as possible.  Our children must be protected.

I live in Redlands.  I am a recognized economist, business owner, educator,and Board member on the San Bernardino County Employees’ Retirement Association.   I am also the author of the best-selling book  Economics for Dummiesand the coauthor of the world’s best-selling college textbook, Economics: Principles, Problems, and Policies.

For more information on my campaign, Sean Flynn for Congress, go to www.SeanFlynnForCongress.com

05.25.2018 Sean Flynn for Congress Comments Off on Congressional Reps. Cook, Royce, Calvert, and Walters Endorse Flynn For Congress

Congressional Reps. Cook, Royce, Calvert, and Walters Endorse Flynn For Congress

Congressional Representatives Paul Cook (CA-08), Ed Royce (CA-39), Ken Calvert (CA-42), and Mimi Walters (CA-45) are endorsing Sean Flynn in his run for California’s 31st Congressional District.

Flynn corrals the area’s top Republican endorsements including: Morrell, Hagman, Lovingood, and Rutherford for his bid to win a spot in the 31stcongressional race on Tuesday, June 5.

 

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CALIF. – Congressional Representatives Paul Cook (CA-08), Ed Royce (CA-39), Ken Calvert (CA-42), and Mimi Walters (CA-45) are endorsing Sean Flynn in his run for California’s 31st Congressional District.

“I’m truly honored to win the endorsements of these outstanding United States Representatives,” said Flynn. He added, “California is blessed to have great Republican leaders who fight for more high-paying jobs and work diligently on behalf of veterans. I look forward to serving with them in Washington as part of a regional congressional coalition.”

“My top priority is jobs. We are going to create more jobs in California and our Nation by becoming business friendly.  We are going to grow our small businesses, our medium sized businesses and our big businesses.  We are going to cut the useless red tape that stifles business growth and empower American businesses to create more and better JOBS,” said Flynn.

Flynn has secured additional major endorsements from: State Senator Mike Morrell; San Bernardino County Supervisors Curt Hagman, Robert Lovingood, and Janice Rutherford.

The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) names Sean Flynn as one of its “On the Radar” status as part of the NRCC’s highly selective “Young Guns” program. These candidates have met a series of rigorous goals and surpassed program benchmarks to establish a clear path to victory, ensuring that CA-31 is a battleground district in 2018.

Flynn gained national attention as the best-selling author of Economics for Dummies now in its third edition. He is also coauthor along with Campbell McConnell and Stanley Brue of the world’s best-selling college textbook, Economics: Principles, Problems, and Policies.

Flynn is a recognized economist, business owner, the Chair of Economics Department at Scripts College in Claremont, and Board member on the San Bernardino County Employees’ Retirement Association (SBCERA).

An avid martial arts enthusiast Flynn is a former U.S. National Aikido Forms Champion and has coached four of his students to U.S. national aikido titles.

Congressman Paul Cook represents San Bernardino County, and serves on the House Armed Services Committee, Foreign Affairs Committee, and Natural Resources Committee. Cook is a retired Colonel in the United States Marine Corps.

Congressman Ed Royce represents parts of Los Angeles, Orange, and San Bernardino counties, and is the Chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

Congressman Ken Calvert is a small business owner representing Riverside County. Calvert serves on the House Appropriations Committee.

Congresswoman Mimi Walters represents Orange County and serves on both the House Judiciary Committee as well as the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

Flynn is running for the 31st Congressional District representing all or portions of Upland, Rancho Cucamonga, Fontana, San Bernardino, Highland, Redlands, Loma Linda, Grand Terrace, Colton, and Rialto.

The primary election is on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 with the top two vote recipients advancing to the General Election on Tuesday, November 6, 2018.

For more information on the Flynn campaign go to www.SeanFlynnforCongress.com

For an absentee ballot or to find your polling place go to: The San Bernardino County Registrar of Voters at sbcountyelections.com.  You can also call (800) 881-VOTE (8683) or (909) 387-8300.

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