John H. Flood, American politician, Died at 77


John H. Flood was born on June 24, 1939, and died on July 26, 2016.
He was an American politician.
John was Sheriff of Norfolk County, Massachusetts from 1996 to 1999 and a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives from 1981 to 1991.
Flood was a candidate for Governor of Massachusetts, in 1990.
Flood’s campaign came to an end at the Democratic Convention when he failed to get the 15% necessary to appear on the primary ballot.
In the general election, Flood frequently criticized Democratic nominee John Silber, who went on to lose to Republican William Weld.
Then, later Weld named Flood to his transition team.
John Flood was nominated for a judgeship twice in 1993, but he was rejected both times by the Massachusetts Governor’s Council.
During 1996, John was appointed by Weld to the vacant sheriff’s position in Norfolk County.
John H. Flood ran as a Republican for a full term in 1998, but lost to Democrat Michael G. Bellotti.
Before he was appointed sheriff, Flood was a panelist on the WCVB-TV Sunday morning talk show Five on Five.
John H. Flood passed away at 77 years old.