On the Campaign Trail


Come join us on the Campaign Trail. We will be announcing new events here and updating past events

August 9, 2022

Join me at the 2022 Politics In The Park on August 9th. During this free event, candidates will be accessible for questions at their booths, and each candidate will be given a chance to speak about their goals. Attendees will be able to participate in a Straw Poll during the event, run by the Supervisor of Elections, Lori Edwards. Remember to vote Flynn! Kids will also be able to participate in their own Straw Poll provided by Sara Roberts McCarly with the Randy Roberts Foundation.

On July 28th I shared victory with my fellow candidate. On August 23rd let’s make sure that there is only one candidate in the top spot, come out and vote Flynn. #experiencematters #primaryelectionsmatter

Unfortunately the Whistlestop Political Rally has been canceled. I am happy to share the video created for the event so you may learn more about me and my campaign for County Court Judge, Group 8.

July 25, 2022

On July 25th I attended the Stakeholder’s Coalition on Voter’s Right of Polk County Meet the Candidates forum tonight. I encourage all voters to come out and meet the candidates for County Judge 8. I look forward to sharing why my experience and qualifications make me the right choice and hope to see you at future events.

July 8, 2022

It made me miss my days as a prosecutor learning about the new technology Lakeland will be using. I tried my first DUI case with Hans nearly 20 years ago.

July 6, 2022

It was a pleasure to meet Steve Turbeville at Lighthouse Ministries. He is a man of great faith and Lighthouse Ministries does a fantastic job helping people.

I would encourage others to find out much they help the community by supporting people in crisis, teaching important life skills and giving them a chance to learn a trade so they have a better future.

It was a joy to host and tour John B. Flynn, candidate for Polk County Judge Group 8. He was delighted to learn more of the work of Lighthouse Ministries, Inc. As we offer additional opportunities for poor and at-risk individuals at our Life Learning Campuses. We urge all of our candidates for public office and who are already in public service to tour Lighthouse Ministries and learn of the positive outcomes as we invest in the lives of others. We love partnering with our public servants. Let’s all work together to bring dignity and a better quality of life through the power of the Gospel to everyone we serve.
Steve Turbeville

July 5, 2022

Thank you to NAACP Lakeland Branch for hosting a Meet The Candidates forum at New Bethel church yesterday. I am thankful for the opportunity to get to know members of our community and speak to them about my qualifications to be your next County Court Judge. I would encourage all voters to come out and meet your candidates. I look forward to meeting more of the members of my community and sharing why I am the right choice to be the next Polk County Court Judge in Group 8.

June 25, 2022- Meet and Greet at Fat Jacks Deli & Pub

Committee Member – Jim Headley

I spent the day with a Brother. John Flynn has been my Friend, my Brother, for over a decade. He will be a Great Judge. Remember Flynn, he has the knowledge and the temperament to be a Great judge. Thank You to Fat Jack’s for having us. You Guys, the Entire Team, are Awesome!

June 18, 2022 – Auburndale Farmers Market

I had a great day with my little helper handing out flyers and introducing ourselves to every tent at the Auburndale Farmers Market.

June 18, 2022 – Lakeland Father’s Day Car Show

Loving the car show, Avery and I felt right at home on both sides of the county today we had the pleasure of speaking with some of the local fire and rescue team and a ton of great people at the car show. In short a great day, with great people! #experiencematters but hard work helps

June 11, 2022

Enjoying the antique fair in Bartow (shaking hands and kissing babies) I had to stop and get a cup of coffee and a cookie for the puppies.

May 30, 2022

John was honored to attend the Memorial Day ceremony at Mulberry Memorial Post 72, The American Legion.

The American Legion’s mission is to enhance the well-being of America’s veterans, their families, our military, and our communities by our devotion to mutual helpfulness.

First Friday – May 6, 2022

First Friday was fun, John got to shake some hands and meet some fine people, even Avery got into the spirit! Hope you will join us soon.

Moot Court Competition – April 27, 2022

John had the privilege of serving as a Judge for the Moot Court Competition at The Family Worship Center. He was impressed with the knowledge and professionalism displayed by these very talented eighth graders.

Swan Derby-April 22, 2022

John would like to thank all of the volunteers who put together the Swan Derby. Lakeland Volunteers in Medicine is a worthy cause and John and his daughter truly enjoyed the event.