Jeff Flake

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Jeff Flake
Jeff Flake, official portrait, 113th Congress.jpg
United States Ambassador to New Zealand and Samoa
Assuming office
PresidentJoe Biden
SucceedingScott Brown
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
Born (1962-12-31) December 31, 1962 (age 58)
Snowflake, Arizona
Political partyRepublican
Alma materBrigham Young University

Jeff Flake (born December 31, 1962) is an American politician. 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.[1]

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.[2][3]

In June 2021, it was reported that President Joe Biden would nominate Flake to serve as the U.S. Ambassador to New Zealand and Samoa.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Flake, Jeff". Office of Art and Archives and Office of the Historian, The United States Congress. Retrieved July 17, 2015.
  2. Kim, Seung Min. "Flake won't be 'vindictive' toward Trump agenda". POLITICO.
  3. 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.
  4. "US president Joe Biden to offer Republican Jeff Flake job of ambassador to NZ, according to report". June 10, 2021. Retrieved June 10, 2021.

Other websites[change | change source]

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