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Bill Flores Biography
Bill Flores is an American politician who has been the U.S. Representative for Texas’s 17th congressional district from 2011.
He is also one of the members of the Republican Party and still a former chief executive officer of Phoenix Exploration Company(oil and natural gas company). Bill was raised in a small town called Stratford found in the Texas Panhandle.
Bill learned the value of hard work when he still young for at the age of nine years he was working cattle with his father also he was having his own paper routes, and working six days per week with 12 hours per day in the [Ag industry during his Primary school and high school Education period.
Bill Flores became an entrepreneur early in life by starting a small cattle when he was at the age of 12years which after a short period of time it grew into the Rafter” O Cattle Company” he partnered with his three brothers which at its peak owned over 500 head of cattle.
Bill Flores Age
William Hose Flores Sr. is an American politician who has been the U.S. Representative for Texas’s 17th congressional district since 2011. He was born on February 25, 1954, in Cheyenne, WY. Bill Flores is 65 years old as for 2019.
Bill Flores Family
Bill was born in Cheyenne, Wyoming at the F.E.His father was at Military in the same place.his parents are Ruth Ann Theresa and Joe Pete Flores, his ancestors migrated from Spain to Texas back in 1725s.
Of his heritage, Bill Flores has said that “My family came from Spain in 1725, and if people want to consider me Hispanic, they can, but I didn’t advertise that way, and I’m an American first.
“Bill also said that “I am also committed to defending the sanctity of marriage and the family. Our families are the foundation of our country, and America is strongest when our nation’s families are sound.
Bill Flores Spouse
Flores is married to Gina, whom he met in high school. They have two sons. Bill Flores attends Central Baptist Church, a Southern Baptist church in Bryan.
Bill Flores has served as a member of the Mays Business School Advisory Board, the Corps of Cadets Development Council, Corps of Cadets Association, the Houston A&M Club, the Brazos County A&M Club, and other roles at Texas A&M University.
In 2003, Bill Flores was honored as an outstanding alumnus of the Mays Business School of Texas A&M University. In 2010, he was also recognized as a ‘Distinguished Alumnus’ by Texas A&M University.Bill Flores Image
Bill Flores Net Worth
Flores is an American politician who has been the U.S. Representative for Texas’s 17th congressional district from 2011. Bill Flores has an estimated net worth of $6 million dollars as of 2019.
Bill Flores apart from politics involves himself in business activities such as he ever served as the chief financial officer for two publicly traded energy service firms from 1990 up to 1998. These companies included Marine Drilling Companies and Western Atlas Inc. Flores was also the Senior Vice President and (CFO) of Gryphon Exploration Company.
In the year 2006, a group of five oil and gas industry executives, led by Flores formed”Phoenix Exploration Company” with $350 million of capital commitments from a group of private equity firms that included (Riverstone Holdings and Pinebrook Partners).
The company was engaged in oil and gas exploration along the Gulf Coast and the Gulf of Mexico. Flores also served as a Director of that company from its formation until he retired in December 2009 to run for public office.
Bill Flores is a former Commissioner of the Texas Real Estate Commission and a past Director and former Chairman of the Board of the Association of Former Students of Texas(A&M University). He also served on boards of Phoenix Exploration Company, Marine Drilling Companies, and The PARC, Inc, and the Alley Theater of Houston.
He serves on the Board of the Private Enterprise Research Center of Texas A&M University and as a member of the Board of Trustees of Houston Baptist University, where he serves as Vice-Chairman.
Bill Flores and Bill Johnson Student
From Bill Flores background to the most difficult aspects of his job Flores fielded questions from Johnson Elementary School.
The visit from the congressman came during the Bryan students’ unit on Texas government. Although a representative for Texas at the federal level, His visit helps in giving the students a vivid description of how the government works.
“Did Y’all know that you’re the boss of somebody? Did you know you’re the boss of me?” he asked his young audience.
Visits to constituents in District, even those who have not attained the age of voting reminds him of his role in Washington, D.C., he said.
“I’ll get a copy of this picture today, and I’ll hang it on my wall,” he said. “It’ll always remind me when you drop that voting card in the slot, think about those faces because they’re going to have the longest exposure to the decision that’s made when you push that green button or that red button.”
Flores used his time with the students showing them the area that falls within the boundaries of District and to explain how varied his days can be depending on if he is in Washington, D.C., or one of his district offices in Bryan or Waco.
Johnson Elementary School fourth-grade teacher” Laura De La Rosa”, who organized the visit, wanted to have Flores talk to the students so they could get a better understanding than what they read in their books. she and the students also worked to prepare questions.
Even though there are three branches of government, Bill Flores said, ultimately the people are in charge. People may not be able to vote on legislation in Washington, D.C., or Austin, but they elect people to represent them and their views.
“I’ve got 760,000 opinions, but my job as your representative is to try to figure out how does that translate into a ‘yes’ vote or a ‘no’ vote because those are the only two options I have,” he told the fourth graders.
The most difficult thing is trying to determine what is best for his district, he said, because the country is so divided.
“What I’d like to see, what would make my job easier, is if we could come together; not be aligned on every decision, but be more willing to look at each other’s ideas about things,” he said. “It seems like today that people like to fight a lot, and that troubles me.”
When he and other members of Congress make their decisions, Flores said, they have to abide by the country’s “owner’s manual,” referring to the U.S. Constitution.
“I think it was really neat for them to see someone who makes those decisions for us in Washington here in real life in school,” De La Rosa said.
Bill Flores explained how his undergraduate education at Texas University and his service in the Corps of Cadets prepared him for his job in the oil and gas industry and for his job for the past seven and a half years as a congressman.
Growing up, Bill Flores said, he had a paper route and drove a tractor during the summer. Throughout his life, he said, he wanted to be many things ranging from an astronaut when he was a child to an airline pilot and an electrical engineer to a businessperson once he got to college. Becoming a congressman came after a six-month discussion that began after Congress passed a law in 2009 he did not like.
“I never wanted to do this, but I got upset about what was happening in Washington, so I ran for office,” he said. “Some people, they know at an early age they want to run for office. … I never wanted to do that. It’s just I felt like I had to.”
Flores’ goal for his visit is for the students to become curious about their government and the Constitution and spark an interest that lasts until they can study government more in-depth in high school.
Growing up, De La Rosa said, she was not taught about her right to vote, so through Flores’ visit, she wanted to emphasize the importance of each student exercising their right to vote when they are old enough.
“Voting is very, very important. … You put (representatives and senators) in office by your voting so we can vote for what you want us to do in Washington,” Bill Flores said. “Voting’s very important. If you want the country to do certain things, then you have to vote for the people that are going to represent you.”
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In the year 2009, Bill Flores entered the Republican primary for the 17th District, which was known as “10-term Democratic incumbent Chet Edwards“. Flores claimed his worries about the future of the American dream inspired him to run for Congress. Flores committed a half-million dollars of his own money to fund his campaign.
In the Republican primary runoff on April, he defeated “Rob Curnock” by a large of 64to36 percent margin. The size of his primary victory was a surprise to many political observers because Curnock was the 2008 nominee and he held Edwards’ 2008 vote total close to 50 percent, despite being heavily outspent.
During the Republican primary, Flores received the endorsement of former Republican U.S. “Senator Phil Gramm”, After the primary win, Flores was also endorsed by George H.W. Bush, John McCain, Mitt Romney, and Mike Huckabee.
Through 21 December 2010, Bill Flores’ campaign raised $3.5 million, where $1.49 million were raised by himself, he spent $3.3 million in total.
On 2nd November, Bill Flores defeated Edwards with 62 percent of the vote. This was indeed the largest margin of defeat for a Democratic incumbent in the 2010 cycle.
Flores won his fourth term in the U.S. House in the general election held on [11/08/2016]. With 149,417 votes, he defeated the Democrat William Matta, who trailed with 86,603 ballots and the Libertarian Clark Patterson with 9,708.
Bill Flores won his fifth term in the U.S. House in the general election held on November 6, 2018. With 134,375 votes which are equivalent to (56.9%), he also defeated the Democrat Rick Kennedy, who trailed with 97,574 ballots (41.3 %) and the Libertarian Peter Churchman with 4,415 “1.9 %”.
Through swearing-in, Flores became the first Republican to represent Waco in Congress since Reconstruction. He supported limited government and he lowed taxes charged to the end of the spending of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act; making the end of the Bush-era.
Tax pro-life abortion positions and stronger enforcement at the U.S. Mexico border. Flores supported the building of new nuclear power plants to assist the U.S. with sufficient energy.
He also supported incentives for the development of solar and wind power. Flores is a member of the Conservative Republican Study Committee and the Congressional Hispanic Conference. Charlie Baker