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Jeff Flake

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Jeff Flake
United States Ambassador to Turkey
Assumed office
January 26, 2022
PresidentJoe Biden
Preceded byDavid M. Satterfield
United States Senator
from Arizona
In office
January 3, 2013 – January 3, 2019
Preceded byJon Kyl
Succeeded byKyrsten Sinema
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Arizona's 6th district
In office
January 3, 2003 – January 3, 2013
Preceded byJ. D. Hayworth
Succeeded byDavid Schweikert
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Arizona's 1st district
In office
January 3, 2001 – January 3, 2003
Preceded byMatt Salmon
Succeeded byRick Renzi
Personal details
Jeffry Lane Flake

(1962-12-31) December 31, 1962 (age 61)
Snowflake, Arizona
Political partyRepublican
Cheryl Bae (m. 1985)
Alma materBrigham Young University

Jeffry Lane Flake[1][2] (born December 31, 1962) is an American politician. Flake is the United States Ambassador to Turkey since 2022. He was the United States Senator from Arizona. He is a member of the U.S. Republican Party. He was in the Senate from January 3, 2013 to January 3, 2019. He was in the United States House of Representatives from 2001 to 2013.[3]

Flake was born on December 31, 1962 in Snowflake, Arizona. He graduated from the Brigham Young University. He is married to Cheryl. They have five children.

After criticizing President Donald Trump and with low approval ratings, Flake announced on October 24, 2017, that he would retire at the end of his current term instead of seeking reelection in 2018.[4][5]

In July 2021, President Joe Biden nominated Flake to serve as the United States Ambassador to Turkey.[6] Flake was confirmed by the Senate by voice vote on October 26, 2021.[7]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Nomination of Jeffry Lane Flake". www.congress.gov. Retrieved November 7, 2021.
  2. "Flake, Jeffry Lane, Republic of Turkey". www.state.gov. Retrieved November 7, 2021.
  3. "Flake, Jeff". Office of Art and Archives and Office of the Historian, The United States Congress. Retrieved July 17, 2015.
  4. Kim, Seung Min. "Flake won't be 'vindictive' toward Trump agenda". POLITICO.
  5. Feldscher, Kyle (October 24, 2017). "Jeff Flake rips Trump while announcing his retirement in remarkable speech on Senate floor". The Washington Examiner. Washington, D.C. Retrieved October 24, 2017.
  6. Hansen, Ronald (July 13, 2021). "Biden names Arizona Republican Jeff Flake as his ambassador pick for Turkey". The Arizona Republic. Gannett. Retrieved July 13, 2021.
  7. Kelly, Laura (26 October 2021). "Senate confirms four Biden ambassadors after delay". The Hill. Retrieved 26 October 2021.

Other websites[change | change source]

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