U.S. Senate (R-AZ)
Jeff Flake is the junior United States Senator from Arizona. He served as a U.S. Representative for Arizona from 2001–2013, representing Arizona's 6th congressional district. He currently serves on the Senate Energy & Natural Resources, Foreign Relations, and Judiciary Committees.
Flake is a proponent of immigration reform and civil liberties. He is a member of the Senate gang of eight, which drafted the immigration reform bill. Flake is the sponsor of The Equal Protection in Travel Act of 2016 (S.2449). The legislation would strip the discriminatory dual nationality provisions contained in the visa waiver program reforms passed into law in December of 2015.
While he voted against the Iran Nuclear Deal, Flake was one of seven Republican members of the Senate who did not sign the Cotton Letter warning Iranian leaders that President Obama’s successor could revoke any nuclear agreement. The letter drew criticism for potentially undermining the international nuclear negotiations with Iran.
Marital Status: Married (Cheryl)
Prev. Occupation: Association Executive, Lobbyist
Prev. Political Experience: U.S. House 2001-13
Education: BA Brigham Young University, MA Brigham Young University
Birth Date: 12/31/1962
Birthplace: Snowflake, Arizona