Flynn selected Constitutional Officers Association of New Jersey veep


Middlesex County Clerk Elaine M. Flynn

Middlesex County Clerk Elaine M. Flynn has been sworn in as the vice president of the Constitutional Officers Association of New Jersey (COANJ).

Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli, from District 16 (parts of Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex and Somerset), administered her oath of office on October 1st at COANJ’s annual conference. Flynn will remain vice president of COANJ for the next year.

Previously, she held the position of COANJ’s secretary.

“I am honored to have been nominated for this position and given this opportunity”, said Flynn, a resident of Old Bridge who is seeking s fifth term in the November election. “The Constitutional Officers Association of New Jersey is an organization that I greatly admire and I have enjoyed my time serving with them.”

The COANJ includes all Registers, Surrogates, Sheriffs and County Clerks in the State.  These officials work together to promote the best practices in each County office.  They also submit and advocate legislation pertaining to the conduct, statutory requirements, and duties relating to these offices.

“Elaine Flynn has served as Middlesex County’s County Clerk for 19 years, and the entire Board of Chosen Freeholders knows she will continue to serve COANJ with the same excellence she has brought to our County,” said Freeholder Ronald G. Rios. “I wish her the best of luck in continuing the improvement of services to the public.”

Elaine is married to William E. Flynn, former Assemblyman and Mayor of Old Bridge.  She is the mother of four children and grandmother to ten grandchildren.
Elaine is a past Chair of the Old Bridge Zoning Board and Old Bridge Planning Board, was a member of the Old Bridge Recreation Board, a facilitator for National Drug Abuse Program, a volunteer for Raritan Bay Hospital Auxiliary, and a Delegate to the Presidential National Convention in1988, 1996, 2000, 2004 and 2008.
Elaine has served on the Middlesex County Children’s Commission for Health Insurance and was the Heart captain and a speaking facilitator for the American Heart Walk in 2000-2002, 2006-2007, and 2008.
Elaine continues to be actively involved with the American Heart Association as a survivor and is keenly involved in Crisis Management within her department and the entire county.  She is also a member of the Women’s Political Caucus and is an active member of Kiwanis.

For any further information, contact Elaine M. Flynn via the Middlesex County website at

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