Angela Flynn is a Democrat running to unseat incumbent Mark Walker in NC Congressional District 6.
Angela, born from an unplanned teenage relationship in South Florida, was adopted by a loving family at 3 weeks old. Her family came from many walks of life – one grandfather a Detroit union laborer, the other a Tennessee tobacco farmer; her dad a protestant minister, and her mom a nurse.
After attending Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN, Angela was awarded a bachelor’s degree in Psychology. She went on to earn a master’s degree in Pastoral Liturgy and Music from St. Joseph’s College, Indiana. Following in her father’s footsteps, Angela has been working in ministry for more than 20 years. She currently serves as the Director of Liturgy and Music at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church where she serves both English and Spanish speaking communities.
Angela has published scholarly papers and articles on theology, her work has been included as recommended reading for conferences and has been cited during an annual episcopal visit in Rome. As a musician, she has performed around the world and has served as choir conductor for liturgies at the cathedrals in both Killarney and Dublin, Ireland, as well as St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome.
Angela spent 13 years as a military spouse to a husband deployed to conflicts in Bosnia and the Middle East during Operation Desert Shield. In 1999, Angela remarried to her husband Kevin, an attorney. Between the ministry and military she has lived in 9 states – Florida, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Georgia, Arkansas, Tennessee, Virginia, Arizona, Mississippi, and has found her forever home here in North Carolina for the past 25 years.
As a stay-at-home mom, a once single parent, and a full-time working mother, Angela has worked hard to create a loving and inclusive household and Church. She is running for office to bridge divides and add a woman’s voice, pragmatism, and rationality to a political discourse that has used hate and fear to increase polarization and benefit the wealthy and well-connected at the expense of hard-working ‘Main Street’ American voters.
Kevin and Angela have four adult sons, a teenage daughter, and two grandchildren. They’ve lived in Chatham County for 15 years.