Ethics Explorer A Guide to the Financial Interests of Elected Officials

U.S. Rep. Bill Flores (R)

Industry
Oil & Gas, Accountant
Education
B.B.A., Texas A&M University; M.B.A, Houston Baptist University
Spouse
Gina
Committees
Not yet assigned
Financial Statements

Sources of Income

  • Flores, a CPA, worked in the energy industry for nearly three decades before retiring to run for office. He ultimately served as president and CEO of Phoenix Exploration Company, an oil and gas company focused upon the discovery of American oil and gas.

  • Flores receives dividend payments from various investments ranging from $50,001 to $1 million annually. He also receives payments ranging from $5,001 to $15,000 from a 401K account from Gryphon Exploration Company/Woodside Petroleum. 

Property

  • Owns a home in Bryan valued at $1.7 million.

  • Owns a home in Colorado.

  • Owns a percentage of a tract of land in Dallam County valued at $11,530.

Analysis

  • Flores' top contributors in the last election cycle were Plains Exploration and Production, Honeywell International, Chevron Corp and the American Farm Bureau. He also received more than $200,000 in political contributions from the oil and gas industry, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. His office said those contributions were mainly from constituents and do not pose a conflict of interest. 

  • Flores received at least $201,256 in donations from the oil and gas industry in the last election cycle. He has supported legislation that prevents the government from imposing more regulations on certain areas, such as hydraulic fracturing. Flores has also sponsored a bill that would limit taxation of natural gas pipeline property. His office said both measures have received bipartisan support.