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Ismael Flores

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Ismael Flores
Texas House of Representatives District 36
Former member
Term in office began
Term in office ended
Political party Democratic
Profession Businessman
Ismael "Kino" Flores was a Democratic member of the Texas House of Representatives. He represented District 36 from 1997 to 2010. He has also served as Secretary/Vice-President/President of the La Joya School Board.

Flores served in the United States Army from 1977-1980. He has worked as a businessman/consultant, Vice-President of the Hidalgo-Willacy Private Industry Council, and Division Manager of the State Comptroller's Office.

He is a member of the Executive Committee Task Force on Protecting Democracy for the National Conference of State Legislatures.[1]

Issue positions

On his website Flores is described as "a strong advocate for quality education, access to healthcare, consumer protection, and economic development."[2]

Committee assignments

  • HB 624 - Relating to state funding for school districts for transportation of students who would be subject to hazardous traffic conditions while walking.
  • HB 2217 - Relating to partnering with the United States Department of Veterans Affairs and other federal agencies to establish a veterans hospital in the Rio Grande Valley region of the state.
  • HB 3806 - Relating to the operation and regulation of charitable bingo.
  • HB 3808 - Relating to the criminal offense for conducting, promoting, or administering bingo without a license.[3]



See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Flores did not run for re-election in District 36. Democrat Sergio Munoz, Jr. is running unopposed for this seat in the November 2 general election.


On November 4, 2008, Flores won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives from Texas's 36th District. Flores ran unopposed in the general election, and he received 24,598 votes.[4] Flores raised $846,462 for his campaign.[5]

Campaign donors

Below are Flores' top 5 campaign contributors in the 2008 election:[6]

Contributor 2008 total
Texas Builds Jobs & Opportunity for a Secure Future $55,000
Bob J Perry $51,000
Texas Assoc of Realtors $46,171
Texans for Economic Development $36,000
Kino Flores $15,750

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Political offices
Preceded by
Texas House District 36
Succeeded by
Sergio Munoz, Jr.(D)