- Fall 2019
Jeff Flake served as a United States Senator from Arizona from 2013 to 2019. A Republican, Flake previously served in the United States House of Representatives from 2001 to 2013.
Born in Snowflake, Arizona, Flake attended Brigham Young University, from which he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in international relations, and later his Master of Arts degree in political science. Prior to entering Congress, directed the Foundation for Democracy in Namibia during that nation’s transition to independence. After returning to the United States, Flake served as Executive Director of the Goldwater Institute, before being elected as a Republican to the House of Representatives from Arizona's 1st congressional district in 2001.
Senator Flake is currently a contributor to CBS News. He also partners with CBS on a series called “Common Ground.” This past Spring, Flake served as guest lecture at Princeton and spoke at Yale. Senator Flake and his wife, Cheryl, reside in Mesa, Arizona, and are the parents of five children.