“Sad news today,” a statement on Flynn’s Facebook page reads, “Chairman, Representative and Brigadier General Dan Flynn passed away peacefully this morning.”
“He was a wonderful father to Josh, Tammy and Missy and dearly loved his wife Susan. He was also a great friend to many as well as a Texas hero who passed many good bills for Texans and many to protect us on the border and to keep Texas Military forces strong.”
Flynn served nine terms in the Texas House, representing District 2 in East Texas. In his final legislative session in 2019, chaired the Defense & Veterans’ Affairs Committee along with serving on the House Administration and the Pensions, Investments, & Financial Services Committees.
After fending off the challenge in two previous cycles, Flynn was defeated by now-state Rep. Bryan Slaton (R-Royse City) in 2020.
Slaton said of Flynn’s passing, “I am saddened to hear of the passing of Representative Flynn. My sincerest condolences go out to his family, and I offer up my prayers for comfort and peace.”
“We are all grateful to Representative Flynn for the work he did to defend innocent life and for his service to our community, and I am thankful that the Lord saw fit to allow Dan to witness the ending of Roe v. Wade after a lifetime of fighting for the unborn.”
The family said it would announce funeral details when they are nailed down.
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Brad Johnson is a senior reporter for The Texan and an Ohio native who graduated from the University of Cincinnati in 2017. He is an avid sports fan who most enjoys watching his favorite teams continue their title drought throughout his cognizant lifetime. In his free time, you may find Brad quoting Monty Python productions and trying to calculate the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow.