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{{tnr}}'''William "Bill" Flores''' (b. February 25, 1954) is a [[Republican]] member of the [[U.S. House of Representatives]] from the state of [[Texas]]. Flores represents [[Texas' 17th congressional district]] and was first elected to the House in 2010.  
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{{tnr}}'''William "Bill" Flores''' (b. February 25, 1954) is a [[Republican]] member of the [[U.S. House of Representatives]] from the state of [[Texas]]. Flores represents [[Texas' 17th congressional district]] and was first elected to the House in 2010.
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Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by ''GovTrack'', Flores is a "[[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking|moderate Republican follower]]".<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/bill_flores/412480 ''Gov Track'' "Bill Flores" Accessed April 19, 2012]</ref>
  
 
==Biography==
 
==Biography==
After earning his bachelor's degree, Flores worked for several energy companies, eventually reaching the executive level. He earned his CPA in 1978 and his M.B.A. in 1985. He also serves on the boards of several non-profits. His election to the U.S. House is his first foray into politics.<ref name="bio">[http://flores.house.gov/index.cfm?sectionid=2&sectiontree=2 ''Official House website'' "Biography," Accessed October 27, 2011]</ref>
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After earning his bachelor's degree, Flores worked for several energy companies, eventually reaching the executive level. He earned his CPA in 1978 and his M.B.A. in 1985. He also serves on the boards of several non-profits. His election to the [[U.S. House]] is his first foray into politics.<ref name="bio">[http://flores.house.gov/index.cfm?sectionid=2&sectiontree=2 ''Official House website'' "Biography," Accessed October 27, 2011]</ref>
  
 
==Career==
 
==Career==
* 2011-present: U.S. House of Representatives
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*2011-Present: [[U.S. House of Representatives]], [[Texas' 17th congressional district]]
* 1990-2009: Energy company executive
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*1990-2009: Energy Company Executive
  
 
==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
 
===U.S. House===
 
===U.S. House===
 
====2011-2012====
 
====2011-2012====
Flores is a member of the following House committees<ref name="bio"/>:
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Flores is a member of the following committees:<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/committee_info/oal.aspx ''Office of the Clerk, U.S. House of Representatives'' "Committee Information"]</ref>
* [[United States House of Representatives Committee on Budget|House Budget Committee]]
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*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Budget|House Budget Committee]]
* [[United States House of Representatives Committee on Natural Resources|Natural Resources Committee]]
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*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Natural Resources|Natural Resources Committee]]
* [[United States House of Representatives Committee on Veterans' Affairs|Veterans’ Affairs Committee]]
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**Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources
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**Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and Insular Affairs<ref>[http://naturalresources.house.gov/Subcommittees/Subcommittee/?SubcommitteeID=5937 ''Natural Resources Committee'' "Subcommittee on Water and Power"]</ref>
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*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Veterans' Affairs|Veterans’ Affairs Committee]]
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**Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations (O&I)<ref>[http://veterans.house.gov/subcommittee-oversight-investigations ''House Committee on Veterans' Affairs, Proudly Serving America's Veterans'' "Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations (O&I)"]</ref>
  
 
==Issues==
 
==Issues==
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:: ''See also: [[Texas' 17th congressional district elections, 2012]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Texas' 17th congressional district elections, 2012]]''
  
Flores is running in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]], representing [[United States House of Representatives elections in Texas, 2012|Texas']] [[Texas' 17th congressional district elections, 2012|17th District]]. He is seeking the nomination on the Democratic ticket.
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Flores is running in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]], representing [[United States House of Representatives elections in Texas, 2012|Texas']] [[Texas' 17th congressional district elections, 2012|17th District]]. He is seeking the nomination on the [[Democratic]] ticket.
  
 
===2010===
 
===2010===
On November 2, 2010, Flores won election to the U.S. House of Representatives, defeating incumbent Chet Edwards (D) and Richard B. Kelly (L).<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/member_info/electionInfo/2010election.pdf ''U.S. Congress House Clerk'' "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010"]</ref>
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On November 2, 2010, Flores won election to the [[U.S. House of Representatives]], defeating incumbent Chet Edwards ([[Democratic|D]]) and Richard B. Kelly ([[Libertarian]]).<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/member_info/electionInfo/2010election.pdf ''U.S. Congress House Clerk'' "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010"]</ref>
  
 
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==Campaign donors==
 
==Campaign donors==
 
[[File:Bill Flores 2010 Donor Breakdown.PNG|right|375px|thumb|Breakdown of the source of Flores's campaign funds before the 2010 election.]]
 
[[File:Bill Flores 2010 Donor Breakdown.PNG|right|375px|thumb|Breakdown of the source of Flores's campaign funds before the 2010 election.]]
Flores won election to the U.S. House in 2010. During that election cycle, Flores's campaign committee raised a total of $3,353,665 and spent $3,309,747.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cid=N00031545&cycle=Career ''Open Secrets'' "William Flores Career Profile," Accessed October 27, 2011]</ref>
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Flores won election to the [[U.S. House]] in 2010. During that election cycle, Flores's campaign committee raised a total of $3,353,665 and spent $3,309,747.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cid=N00031545&cycle=Career ''Open Secrets'' "William Flores Career Profile," Accessed October 27, 2011]</ref>
 
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==Personal==
 
==Personal==
 
Flores and his wife, Gina, have two sons and one grandchild.<ref name="bio"/>
 
Flores and his wife, Gina, have two sons and one grandchild.<ref name="bio"/>
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==External links==
 
==External links==
 
*[http://flores.house.gov/ Official House website]
 
*[http://flores.house.gov/ Official House website]
 
*[http://www.billfloresforcongress.com/ Official campaign website]
 
*[http://www.billfloresforcongress.com/ Official campaign website]
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Revision as of 14:41, 19 April 2012

Bill Flores
Bill Flores.jpg
U.S. House, Texas, District 17
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 2011-present
Term ends
January 3, 2013
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sTexas A&M University
Master'sHouston Baptist University
Personal
BirthdayFebruary 25, 1954
Place of birthCheyenne, Wyoming
ProfessionAccountant, Executive Company Executive
ReligionBaptist
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
William "Bill" Flores (b. February 25, 1954) is a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from the state of Texas. Flores represents Texas' 17th congressional district and was first elected to the House in 2010.

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Flores is a "moderate Republican follower".[1]

Biography

After earning his bachelor's degree, Flores worked for several energy companies, eventually reaching the executive level. He earned his CPA in 1978 and his M.B.A. in 1985. He also serves on the boards of several non-profits. His election to the U.S. House is his first foray into politics.[2]

Career

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2011-2012

Flores is a member of the following committees:[3]

Issues

Political positions

Percentage voting with party

November 2011

The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus. According to the website, Flores has voted with the Republican Party 96.1% of the time, which ranked 7 among the 242 House Republican members as of November 2011.[6]

Elections

2012

See also: Texas' 17th congressional district elections, 2012

Flores is running in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Texas' 17th District. He is seeking the nomination on the Democratic ticket.

2010

On November 2, 2010, Flores won election to the U.S. House of Representatives, defeating incumbent Chet Edwards (D) and Richard B. Kelly (Libertarian).[7]

U.S. House of Representatives General Election, Texas, 17th District, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBill Flores 61.8% 106,696
     Democratic Chet Edwards Incumbent 36.6% 63,138
     Libertarian Richard B. Kelly 1.6% 2,808
Total Votes 172,642

Campaign donors

Breakdown of the source of Flores's campaign funds before the 2010 election.

Flores won election to the U.S. House in 2010. During that election cycle, Flores's campaign committee raised a total of $3,353,665 and spent $3,309,747.[8]

U.S. House of Representatives, Texas, Congressional District 17, 2010 - Bill Flores Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $3,353,665
Total Spent $3,309,747
Total Raised by General Election Opponent $3,686,768
Total Spent by General Election Opponent $3,841,632
Top contributors to Bill Flores's campaign committee
Bryan Research & Engineering$31,200
Energy Future Holdings Corp$28,154
Chevron Corp$25,400
Phoenix Exploration$21,478
Texas A&M University$19,750
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee
Oil & Gas$269,584
Retired$234,032
Leadership PACs$110,451
Lawyers/Law Firms$64,800
Misc Finance$55,850

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Personal

Flores and his wife, Gina, have two sons and one grandchild.[2]

External links

References

Political offices
Preceded by
Chet Edwards
U.S. House of Representatives - Texas, District 17
2011-Present
Succeeded by
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