Politics is a fun thing to engage in as long as you have the time and patience it takes to succeed in it. Many people have tried out politics and have ended up being worse citizens than they were before they got to the political ground. However, for Jeff Flake, things have been totally different and today, we are reading about his biography and net worth in 2018 because of his success in the political ground.
Early Life & Biography
Jeff Flake’s official names are Jeffry Lane Flake and he was born on 31st December 1962 in Snow Flake, Arizona in United States. Jeff is the son of Nerita also known as nee Hock and Dean Maeser Flake. His birth town (Snow Flake) was partly named after Jeff’s great-great grandfather who was known as Mormon pioneer William J. Flake.
After graduating from high school, he joined Brigham Young University where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relationship. He went back to university and obtained a Master of Arts degree in Political Science before he took a two-year leave of serving as Mormon missionary in South Africa in early 80s.
Flake married his girlfriend Cheryl (nee Bae) in 1985 and the two have been happily married since then. The couple lives in Mesa with their five children and one son-in-law. Flake spent time in South Africa and Zimbabwe serving as Mormon missionary. Jeff Flake is not only a great and committed leader to his country but also a great father to his five children.
Career, Awards & Nominations
Flakes first service to the U.S House of Representatives was in 2000 after the stepping down of the Republican incumbent Matt Salmon. At the time of his election, he had pledged to serve for only three terms and hence, he was expected to retire by January 2007. However, when his promised term was almost over, he changed his mind and decided to run again in 2006 elections which he easily won since he didn’t have a Democratic Party opponent.
Before Senate Minority Whip Jon Kyl retired in 2012, Jeff Flake had already announced his intentions of running for the same seat in February 2011. He easily won the Republican nomination and he was to compete with Surgeon general Richard Carmona and he defeated him on 6th November 2012 and he was sworn in as the new Senator on 3rd January 2013.
Net Worth & Earnings
Jeff Flake has an estimated net worth of $1 million. Jeff’s highest source of income is as a result of the salary he earns from his political life. This is because, since he joined the US government to serve as a congressman, he has remained in the government serving in different offices to date.
Flake is a fiscal conservative as well as a critic of government’s waste and advocates thus reducing federal spending. He also signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge and he was currently ruled the least profligate spender. These are some of the qualities that have made him a favorite of many voters.