Candidate Profile
Bill Flores

Republican , Texas

Biography

Name
Bill Flores
Party
Republican
Race
U.S. Rep., Dist.17
Incumbent
Yes
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Panel Rating

Very Conservative Information icon

Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

American Family Association (AFA), 2013:  100%
Concerned Women for America (CWA), 2013-14:  100%
FRC Action, 2015:  100%
National Right to Life, 2015-16:  100%
American Conservative Union (ACU), 2014:  92%, 93%
Center for Security Policy, 2013-14:  88%
Club for Growth, 2015:  89%, 82%
FreedomWorks, 2016:  87%, 81%
Americans for Prosperity (AFP), 2015-16:  100%, 78%
Heritage Action, 2015-16:  84%, 77%
Conservative Review (CR), 2015:  67%
Eagle Forum, 2015-16:  67%

87%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Liberal Organizations

American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), 2015:  12%
American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), 2015:  4%, 4%
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), 2014:  0%
American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), 2013:  0%, 0%
Americans for Democratic Action (ADA), 2014:  0%
Human Rights Campaign, 2015-16:  0%
Planned Parenthood, 2015:  0%

7%

LIBERAL AVERAGE

Endorsements

Conservatives

1
U.S. Immigration Reform PAC

Reported by Candidate

1
National Right to Life Texas Right to Life Texas Association of Business National Rifle Association American & Texas Farm Bureaus Numerous other conservative groups/organizations

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
106
Adam Hasner, Alan Nunnelee, Alex Mooney, Allen West Guardian Fund, American Conservative Union, Andrew 'Andy' Tobin and 100 more
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
91
Adrian Smith, American Conservative Union, American Success PAC, Americans for Tax Reform, Associated Builders and Contractors, Barry 'Kip' Averitt and 85 more

Liberal

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
1
Carl DeMaio
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
2
Airline Pilots Association, National Air Traffic Controllers Association

Summary

2%

LIBERAL

98%

CONSERVATIVE

Questionnaire

Please note: Responses are entered electronically by the candidate and are listed verbatim.

1. Free enterprise and the right to private property turn mankind's natural self interest into the fairest and most productive economic system there is, and are the key to national prosperity.

Strongly Agree

2. It is the government’s responsibility to be sure everyone has health care and a livable income.

Strongly Disagree

3. The United States must maintain a nuclear arsenal that is safe, reliable, modern and numerically superior to those of potential adversaries.

Strongly Agree

4. Government should enforce laws designed to protect the border and to prevent illegal entry of persons into the country.

Strongly Agree

5. The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) should be repealed by Congress.

Strongly Agree

6. Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death.

Strongly Agree

7. Marriage is a union of one man and one woman. No government has the authority to alter this definition.

Strongly Agree

8. Efforts to bring Islamic law (shariah) to America do not pose a threat to our country and its Constitution.

Strongly Disagree

9. Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality which permitted our system of limited government.

Strongly Agree

10. Governments should pay to develop wind and solar energy solutions when these are not economically feasible.

Strongly Disagree

11. More restrictive gun control laws are needed now to protect public safety.

Strongly Disagree

12. The founders established pure democracy in the Constitution because they believed that it is the best form of government to ensure the safety and equitable treatment of all citizens.

Strongly Agree

13. People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Strongly Disagree

14. Briefly list three (3) political or legislative issues of most concern to you, and explain why each is important to you.

1. Economic growth and jobs--these are the keys to providing opportunities to families and individuals. Jobs are one of the best social programs--the paychecks from those jobs feed, house, and educate families. These jobs and paychecks are the best tools to facilitate a growing and economically healthy middle class and a vibrant American economy. Key ways to provide for economic growth and jobs include tax reform, reining-in out of control regulators, repealing and replacing Obamacare, and encouraging American energy security. 2. Reducing federal deficits and balancing the federal budget--the federal government should follow the same economic rules that families and businesses have to follow. 3. Restoring family values and morality; following the Constitution--Judeo-Christian values are the basis of our Declaration of Independence and our Constitution; restoring these will help us have healthier families and a better functioning government.

15. Should abortion be allowed under extenuating circumstances? If so, what circumstances?

Life of the mother

16. Based on the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution, please arrange the following entities, starting with the highest source of authority, and continue the list in descending order of authority, skipping any that do not apply: Academia, Congress, Constitution, God, Industry, Media, Professional Sports, Supreme Court, Voters.

God, Constitution, Voters, Congress, Supreme Court

17. Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a sinner, however, God sent his son, Jesus, to sacrifice his life for my sins in order for me to have a relationship with Him. I believe also in the following: 1. The 10 commandments will answer virtually every question. 2. The Golden Rule (i.e., treat others as you want others to treat you) is about the only policy and procedure that any organization needs. 3. We are to love others as we love ourselves.


Background

Education
  • Texas A&M University (paid own way), College Station, TX, BBA--Accounting, 1976
  • Houston Baptist University, Houston, TX, MBA, 1985
Work & Military
  • None
Affiliations
  • Houston Baptist University--Board of Trustees (cur, Trustee
  • Private Enterprise Research Center--Board of Direc, Director
  • 410 Bridge (non-profit), Director
  • Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute, Congressional Director
  • Numerous Corporate Board memberships
  • Numerous Not for Profit Board memberships
Offices
  • U.S. Representative, Held 2011-present
  • None
 

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