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Flynn to head National District Attorneys Association

Erie County District Attorney John Flynn, wearing a gray suit, sits at his office desk with media microphones in front of him and the seal of his office behind him
Michael Mroziak
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Erie County District Attorney John Flynn has been elected to serve as President of the National District Attorneys Association.

He was chosen unanimously at the NDAA's Summer Conference in Virginia on Sunday. Flynn, who is serving his second term as Erie County DA, will serve as president-elect for one year, then become president in 2022.

“It is my honor to be elected as a leader of this great organization," Flynn said in a statement. "I look forward to representing my fellow prosecutors and the opportunity to have a voice on criminal justice-related issues on a national level,”

The national organization, founded in 1950, is considered a non-partisan, non-profit membership group that provides training, technical assistance and services to prosecutors across the country.

Flynn is a previous vice president of the Association in its Metro Section, which represents DAs in major cities. At the state level, Flynn is the first Vice President of the District Attorneys Association of New York.