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Union County, New Jersey Elections November 2, 2010
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Union County Freeholder


BRIAN FLANAGAN: Republican, challenger, Union County Freeholder: 3 years: BTFlanagan@bournenoll.com
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Candidate Bio and Statement: unioncountygopcandidates.com Brian Flanagan has been active in public service since 1997, when he was appointed to serve on an ad hoc committee on wireless telecommunications in New Providence. As a result of his efforts on that committee, Mr. Flanagan was appointed to the New Providence Planning Board, where he served for eleven years. He served twice on the Board’s Master Plan Review Subcommittee, and, in 2008, he served on the Board’s COAH subcommittee. He has also served on the Borough’s Affordable Housing Board since 2007. More recently, Brian has been a leader in the fight against the current Board of Freeholder’s attempt to grab a neighborhood park in New Providence for use as a County park. He has seen the County’s Open Space, Recreation and Historic Preservation Trust Fund misused as leverage against local interests. Brian is a partner with the law firm of Bourne, Noll & Kenyon, in Summit, representing individuals and small companies in a variety of business and real estate matters. He is licensed in New Jersey and New York. Brian has been a Member of the Board of Directors for the Suburban Chamber of Commerce in Summit since 2007. He is also an adjunct professor at Caldwell College teaching Business Law. Through years of working with businesses in New Jersey, Mr. Flanagan has seen how excessive taxes have burdened business owners, causing some to leave, taking their jobs with them. Brian is running for Freeholder to turn back the tide of taxes that threatens Union County. Brian received his bachelor’s degree from Boston College in 1985, with honors, and his law degree from Fordham University in 1992. Before becoming a lawyer, Brian worked as a volunteer in Belize, Central America, and as a high school teacher in Connecticut. Brian lives in New Providence with his wife, Christine, their seven children, and their rescued golden-collie mix, Penny.
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