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Carrick Flynn (born 1986) is an American researcher, advisor and politician. Flynn is a research affiliate with the Future of Humanity Institute (focusing on AI strategy, policy, and governance) and the Centre for the Governance of AI. In addition to AI safety, he also works on pandemic preparedness and biosecurity. He was admitted to practice law in the state of New York.[1]

Flynn contested in the Democratic Primary for Oregon's 6th Congressional District.[2] The race was the third most expensive democratic primary in 2022,  with total spending reaching $18.3 million.[3] Flynn came second, with 13,052 votes,  and lost to Andrea Salinas (26,101 votes)[4].


Flynn attended the University of Oregon on a Ford Family Foundation scholarship,[5] earning a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and International Studies, and Yale Law School, earning his Juris Doctor.[6]

Oregon's 6th Congressional District

Flynn announced that he was running for Congress on 1 February 2022.[7] Among other issues, his campaign focused on fixing congress, building a green economy and preventing pandemics.[2] The vast majority of funding for Carrick Flynn's campaign came from Sam Bankman-Fried, which drew criticism.[8]

Upon losing to Andrea Salinas in the Democratic primary, Flynn congratulated her and offered his full support to her campaign for the general election on 8 November 2022.[9]

 Carrick Flynn. Effective Altruism Forum account.


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