Holmdel School Board President Announces NJ General Assembly Run

March 2, 2021


Holmdel resident Victoria “Vicky” Flynn is seeking a seat on the New Jersey General Assembly in 2021.

By Nicole Rosenthal

HOLMDEL, NJ – Holmdel School Board President and 2020 Holmdel Township Committee candidate Victoria “Vicky” Flynn is seeking election to the New Jersey General Assembly in District 13, according to a statement released last week.

Flynn has been a lawyer for over 20 years and graduated from Seton Hall Law School in 1999. She has served on the Holmdel Board of Education since 2016 and was first elected president of the Board of Education in 2018. She has also served on the Nutley Board of Education from 2011 to 2013 and was elected vice president in 2013. The education veteran will pursue the support of the Monmouth County Republican Organization at this month’s upcoming county convention.

“Vicky is a life-long Republican, a proud Holmdel resident, a wife, mother of three children, a lawyer in private practice, and a dedicated community leader. Flynn is well-known for her leadership on the Holmdel Board of Education,” a press release from her campaign reads. “Vicky and her colleagues on the Board have worked together, as a team, to keep schools open by supporting the implementation of numerous COVID remediation measures in order to create a safe learning environment for students and staff. Under Vicky’s leadership, Holmdel School District has become a prime example of how an education system should operate during a pandemic – both in our county and our state.”

Flynn has voiced her intention to work closely with Assemblyman Gerry Scharfenberger to stop the “damaging” restrictions enacted by Gov. Phil Murphy amid COVID-19, according to the news release.

The Holmdel resident says she will be a strong advocate for tax relief for our overburdened taxpayers and fight against crippling Council On Affordable Housing (COAH) policies “leading to overdevelopment in our communities.” She is a supporter of law enforcement and getting more Republicans in office, especially women.

“It would be a privilege to serve Monmouth County in the legislature to address the challenging issues facing our communities, to fight for small businesses, and to find ways to get (all of) our kids back into the classroom. I believe now, more than ever, our state requires leadership that promotes fiscally conservative principles to guide our state out of the pandemic towards a more prosperous future,” said Flynn.

Flynn will be challenging Republicans Serena DiMaso, Gerard Scharfenberger and Amy Handlin in the June 8, 2021 primary. The filing deadline for candidates is April 5, 2021.