Metropolitan News-Enterprise


Wednesday, April 11, 2012


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Brown Names Lawyer/Lobbyist To ‘Little Hoover’ Commission


By a MetNews Staff Writer


Gov. Jerry Brown yesterday named lawyer/lobbyist John Cyril “Jack” Flanigan Jr. to the Milton Marks “Little Hoover” Commission on California State Government and Economy.

Flanigan, 66, has been a member of The Flanigan Law Firm in Sacramento since 1992 and co-founded California Strategies in 1997. He was vice president of public affairs for the Irvine Company from 1985 to 1992 and served as development director for R&B Development from 1980 to 1985.

Flanigan served as the executive director of the California Housing Council from 1978 to 1980 and executive director of the Coro Foundation in Los Angeles from 1975 to 1977. He earned his undergraduate degree at San Diego State University and a law degree at UC Berkeley, and was admitted to the State Bar in 1974.

Flanigan, a Republican, managed Pete Wilson’s campaign for re-election as San Diego mayor in 1975 and had senior roles in Wilson’s subsequent campaigns for governor and senator. He also served on the national finance committees of the 1988 and 1992 Bush/Quayle campaigns and as a state co-chair of the 1992 campaign.

He is a decorated veteran of the Vietnam War.


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