John J. Flynn is currently the 41st District Attorney of Erie County, NY.
John, born and raised in Western New York, attended Bowling Green State University, in Bowling Green, Ohio, and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1988. Flynn joined the United States Navy after college. He attended Naval Officer Candidate School, in Newport, Rhode Island, and upon graduation, he was commissioned an Ensign in the United States Navy. He then attended Navy Supply Corps School (The Navy’s Business School), in Athens, Georgia, and upon graduation was assigned to the USS CLEVELAND (LPD-7), stationed in San Diego, California. There he served as the Assistant Supply Officer deploying overseas to the Western Pacific and served during the Gulf War.