Jeff Flake

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  • U.S. Senator (R-AZ) (2013-2018)
  • U.S. Congressman (R-AZ) (2001-2013)
  • New York Times Bestselling Author of "Conscience of a Conservative"

Jeff Flake has nearly two decades of experience on Capitol Hill in both the Senate and House of Representatives. Heralded as an "ideal public servant" in The New York Times, Flake is renowned for his bravery in speaking out against the current administration, his principled stands on spending and free trade, and his shrewd negotiations and bipartisanship on complicated issues such as immigration. 

A traditionally conservative Republican, Flake defended the core values and principles of his party-- and revealed how they are currently under threat-- in his New York Times bestselling book Conscience of a Conservative, which was described in The Washington Post as, "the single largest act of political bravery in the Trump era." His eloquent, impassioned and headline-making retirement speech, delivered from the Senate floor, further condemned the "new normal" in politics. 

A passionate and principled defender of "country over party," Flake famously invited Democratic Senator Martin Heinrich on a six-day survival adventure on an island in Micronesia to develop an idea to end partisan gridlock. Their experiences were featured on a Discovery Channel reality TV show, Rival Survival.

Sought-out to speak everywhere from the Forbes Under 30 Conference to Harvard Law School, Flake shares substantive, candid insights on the current political environment and what is and isn't achievable in Washington, as well as shrewd analysis on foreign affairs, trade and the economy, and more. 

 

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And then rises one Jeff Flake and delivers not merely a great speech but also a genuinely important one, perhaps the single most important address given on the Senate floor in my memory. This speech will be remembered not merely for its eloquence and its moral correctness but also for its intellectual content and its courage at a particular moment in time.

A Sample of the Groups That Have Hosted Jeff Flake
  • Forbes Under 30 Summit
  • Harvard Law School
  • Georgetown University
  • The National Press Club
  • The Woodrow Wilson Center
  • The Cato Institute
In Conversation - On Conservative Politics | Georgetown University [48:38] - Get Sharable Link
In Conversation - On Conservative Politics | Georgetown University [48:38]
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Interview - Standing Up to Trump | Citizen by CNN [29:21]
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Keynote - A Community Town Hall | Arizona State U. [43:56]
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<p><strong>Jeff Flake is in-demand by top outlets and organizations </strong></p>

Jeff Flake is in-demand by top outlets and organizations

With nearly two decades of experience on Capitol Hill in both the Senate and House of Representatives, JEFF FLAKE (R-AZ) (2013-18) is able to candidly decode what to expect from the current administration and what is and isn't achievable in a newly-divided Congress. Sought-out to speak everywhere from the Forbes Under 30 Conference to Harvard Law School, and recently in-demand for engaging and refreshingly open in-depth interviews on CNNThe View, and 60 Minutes, Flake provides shrewd analysis on the current political environment, foreign affairs, trade and the economy, and more. Just following the midterm elections, he penned a widely-shared and insightful Washington Post op-ed on the future of the GOP. Currently making a principled stand by refusing to vote on judicial nominations until the Senate agrees to vote on protections for Robert Mueller, Flake has been making headlines in virtually every major outlet. His recently-published New York Times bestselling book Conscience of a Conservative was described in The Washington Post as "the single largest act of political bravery in the Trump era," and his, eloquent, impassioned and headline-making retirement speech, delivered from the Senate floor, condemned the "new normal" in politics with remarkable honesty. A candid and eloquent speaker with true insider knowledge, Flake offers audiences engaging, no-holds-barred analysis on politics today.   

<p><strong>Jeff Flake is a renowned leader on health care </strong></p>

Jeff Flake is a renowned leader on health care

With nearly two decades of experience on Capitol Hill in both the Senate and House of Representatives, SENATOR JEFF FLAKE (R-AZ) (2013-2018) is able to candidly decode what to expect from the current administration and what is and isn't achievable in a newly-divided Congress. A traditionally conservative Republican heralded as an "ideal public servant" in The New York TimesFlake defended the core values and principles of his party-- and revealed how they are currently under threat-- in his New York Times bestselling book Conscience of a Conservativewhich was described in The Washington Post as, "the single largest act of political bravery in the Trump era."  When it comes to healthcare, Flake believes that every individual, including those with pre-existing conditions, should have access to affordable care. To make that policy goal a reality, he supports a free-market approach that will lower costs, encourage innovation, and empower individuals to make their own health care decisions. To help ease the burden of expensive premiums, Flake has been a leading voice in Congress for the expansion of health savings accounts (HSAs). He was also a vocal supporter of the Graham-Cassidy health care amendment. He held a press conference on the bill, and was sought-out by leading programs including Fox News, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Bloomberg, MSNBC’s Morning Joe, and more, to share insights on the bill and health care in the United States. Sought-out to speak everywhere from the Forbes Under 30 Conference to Harvard Law School, and recently in-demand for engaging and refreshingly open in-depth interviews on CNNThe View, and 60 Minutes, Flake provides shrewd analysis on the current political environment and key issues such as the future of the Affordable Care Act.

<p>Jeff Flake in the news</p>

Jeff Flake in the news

For serving nearly two decades on Capitol Hill in both the Senate and House of Representatives, JEFF FLAKE built a reputation for bipartisanship, shrewd negotiations, principled stands on spending and free trade, and most notably defending the core values of the GOP and standing up against the Trump administration.  He is sought after for his perspectives and insights on the latest news. Watch a sample of his recent appearances here:

11.14.2018  Troops deployed to border is a 'stunt', says Sen. Flake | MSNBC Morning Joe

10.22.2018  Standing up to Trump | CITIZEN by CNN

6.25.2018  Senator Jeff Flake on Trump policies and the future of the Republican Party  |  MSNBC Morning Joe

10.22.2017  Senator Jeff Flake On White House Behavior: We Can’t Continue To Remain Silent | MSNBC Morning Joe

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Biography

Senator Jeff Flake is a fifth-generation Arizonan who was raised on a cattle ranch in Snowflake, Arizona. Snowflake was named in part for Senator Flake's great-great grandfather.

Prior to his election to the U.S. Senate, Jeff served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 2001-2013 representing the East Valley.

As a member of the U.S. Senate, Jeff sat on the Judiciary Committee where he also served as chairman of the Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology and the Law, the Energy and Natural Resources Committee where he also served as chairman of the Subcommittee on Water and Power, and the Foreign Relations Committee where he also served as chairman of Subcommittee on African Affairs.

After serving a Mormon mission in southern Africa, Jeff graduated from Brigham Young University, where he received a B.A. in International Relations and an M.A. in Political Science.

In 1987, Jeff started his career at a Washington, D.C. public affairs firm, but soon returned to Africa as Executive Director of the Foundation for Democracy in Namibia. In this role, Senator Flake helped monitor Namibia's independence process and saw that nation usher in freedom and democracy.

In 1992, Jeff and his family moved back to Arizona where he was named Executive Director of the Goldwater Institute. In this role, Jeff worked to promote a conservative philosophy of less government, more freedom, and individual responsibility.

Jeff and his wife, Cheryl, live in Mesa and have five children.