PENNSYLVANIA – Today, the Pennsylvania Democratic Party announced its nominees for the May 18th special elections in SD-22 and SD-48.
The nominee for SD-22 is State Rep. Marty Flynn. The nominee for SD-48 is Calvin “Doc” Clements.
State Party Chairwoman Nancy Patton Mills released the following statement:
“We are excited to continue our 2020 momentum, and nominating strong candidates like Marty Flynn and Calvin ‘Doc’ Clements is the first step. They are devoted community members with track records of selfless service. We are excited to help power them to victory this year and bring Harrisburg closer to a Democratic majority.”
SD-22 CANDIDATE: STATE REP. MARTY FLYNN
Marty Flynn is a native of Scranton and 2000 graduate of Marywood University. He is a former Lackawanna County Prison inmate education/program coordinator and chairman of the Prison Misconduct Board. Prior to that, he was a Lackawanna County prison guard, mixed martial arts fighter and professional boxer for 10 years. He was elected in November 2012 to represent the 113th Legislative District, which encompasses portions of Scranton and all of South Abington Township and Clarks Green Borough.
Flynn is a fighter for labor union rights, strong public schools and social services for Northeastern Pennsylvania communities. He has a strong record of supporting senior citizens and putting the people of NEPA first.
SD-48 CANDIDATE: CALVIN “DOC” CLEMENTS
Calvin “Doc” Clements was raised on a dairy farm in Upstate New York, where his father worked multiple jobs to make ends meet. After graduating from veterinary school, Clements operated a number of clinics, rehabilitation practices and imaging centers throughout South Central Pennsylvania.
A former candidate for the State House in 2020, “Doc” is an advocate for seniors and transparent, accountable government that works for everyday people.