Oct 28, 2020
US Congressman Bill Flores
Politics and Election / State of Nation


Congressman William H. “Bill” Flores was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in November 2010. He represents the 17th Congressional District of Texas which covers portions of Central Texas from Waco to Bryan/College Station to north Travis County. He serves on the powerful House Energy and Commerce Committee and in the 114th Congress, was elected by his colleagues to serve as Chairman of the Republican Study Committee.

Bill Flores was born at Warren Air Force Base in Cheyenne, Wyoming. After his father’s military tour of duty concluded, his family moved back to the family’s roots in Stratford, a small town in the Texas Panhandle.  He is the oldest of six children. 

Bill worked his way through Texas A&M University and graduated in 1976 with a BBA in Accounting (Cum Laude). In 1978, Flores earned his Texas Certified Public Accountancy (CPA) license; and in 1985, he received an MBA from Houston Baptist University. 

Before retiring to pursue public service, Flores worked in the energy industry for nearly three decades. During that time, he served as a CFO, COO or CEO for successful energy companies, ultimately serving as President and CEO of Phoenix Exploration Company.

He and his wife Gina have provided scholarships, faculty fellowships, and infrastructure investments to support higher education at Texas A&M University and Houston Baptist University – portions of which are dedicated to assist first generation college students, primarily from underrepresented groups. They are also major contributors to Wounded Warrior programs. Their community involvement includes service as an active volunteer for charitable causes and not-for-profit organizations. 

In 2010, Texas A&M University honored Bill Flores as a Distinguished Alumnus, the highest honor bestowed upon a former student of Texas A&M.

Flores and his wife Gina have been married for 41 years and reside in Bryan, Texas, where they are members of Central Baptist Church. They have two adult sons, Will and John, a daughter-n-law Aimee, two beautiful granddaughters and two grandsons.


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