WASHINGTON – Rep. Bill Flores (R-Texas) announced Wednesday that he will leave Congress when his current term expires in January 2021.
“Serving my country as the Representative of the hardworking Texas families in the 17th Congressional District has been an honor and one of the greatest privileges of my life. When I originally announced that I was running for Congress in 2009, I was firm in my commitment that I would run for six or fewer terms. After much prayer over the past few days and following conversations with my wife, Gina, during that time, I have decided that my current term will be my last,” Flores said in a statement.
Flores, 65, said that upon leaving office he looks forward to spending more time with his family and grandchildren. Flores said he intends to “resume business activities in the private sector and to stay politically active on a federal, state and local level.”
Flores was an oil and gas industry executive prior to being elected to Congress in 2010.
He served as chair of the conservative Republican Study Committee from Janiary 2015 to January 2017.
His district is considered reliably Republican. Flores was re-elected by nearly 16 points in 2018.