Thursday, December 07, 2006

Robin Hood as Judge

Flynn joins run for Wayne bench

Attorney Errol C. Flynn became the third person to publicly declare his candidacy for Wayne County judge Tuesday, joining an already formidable field that includes two former district attorneys.

Mr. Flynn, 59, of Cherry Ridge Township, joins former district attorneys Mark Zimmer, 54, of Honesdale, and Raymond L. Hamill, 56, of Dyberry Township, in the race to replace President Judge Robert Conway, who is retiring at the end of next year. Attorney Richard B. Henry, 57, of Berlin Township, is also said to be considering a candidacy. All are Republicans. No Democrats have announced their intentions. Mr. Flynn is perhaps best known across the region as the man who almost knocked off U.S. Rep. Joseph McDade in the 1996 congressional election while Mr. McDade was facing bribery charges.

The only reason I mention this is I knew Errol when I lived in Wayne County and backed him when he ran against Joe McDade. He has also been mentioned as being a potential candidate for the Republican nomination for Congress in 2008. Zimmer and Hamill will split the local party so he might have a chance. I'm sorry for the obvious actor jokes but Earl is used to them and is a good sport about it.

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