Charlie Flynn

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Charlie Flynn
Niagara County Libertarian Party
April 6, 2019—August 2, 2020
Predecessor: Steve Walsh
Successor: Nick Phelps
Personal Details
Party: Conservative Party (1985)
Independence Party (1999-2005)
Reform Party (until 2019)
Libertarian Party (2019—2020)
Working Families Party (2020—present)

Charles J. "Charlie" Flynn, Jr. was the Chair of the Niagara County Libertarian Party from 2019 to 2020.


Flynn was the son of Charles and Marjorie Flynn. He attended Erie Community College from 1977 to 1982 and received an A.A. in Social Science and went on to attend Daemen College from 1982 to 1984 and earned a B.A. in Public Relations. Flynn worked at Metro Kader Realty Inc. until January 1992. He later posed as the owner of his former employer by calling the Niagara Mohawk Power Corp. and request that the power be turned off and was arraigned in court in November 1993. Since 1992, he has worked as a realtor/appraiser for Erie Relocation Realty. He was Commissioner of the Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority from 1998 to 2008. Flynn is the father of Scott Flynn.


Flynn was involved in politics as early as the 1980s. In 1985, he ran for mayor of Buffalo for the Conservative Party primary, but lost to incumbent Mayor Griffin.[1]

Flynn was Chair of the Erie County Independence Party from 1999 to 2002.[2] He was also Vice Chair of the Independence Party of New York from 1999 to 2004.[3] He ran for Mayor of Buffalo as the Independence Party candidate in 2005. He received 4% of the vote.[4]

Flynn started working to reestablish the Niagara County affiliate of the Libertarian Party in late 2018, and was successful when a convention was held in April 2019.[5]

He was removed as Chair of the Niagara County Libertarian Party in 2020, along with Secretary Kathleen Ligammari.

Organizational Positions

Niagara County Libertarian Party
  • Chair (April 6, 2019—August 2, 2020)

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