Councilman George Shea Flinn, III was elected to the Memphis City Council in November 2007. Shea is a lifelong Memphian and graduated from Rhodes College and the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphrey's School of Law. Mr. Flinn is the general counsel for Flinn Broadcasting.
Shea is active in civic and community affairs and was a candidate for the Tennessee State Legislature House District 96 seat. In 2006 he was chosen by the Shelby County Commission to serve in an interim capacity for the State Senate District 30 seat. Mr. Flinn founded and organized Citizens Against Crime, a grassroots organization united in its effort to fight against crime. The group lobbied local elected officials for more stringent crime-fighting initiatives and traveled in mass to the State Capitol to express their support of an $87 million anti-crime package.
Mr. Flinn and his wife Amy have one son and attend Idlewild Presbyterian Church.