Senator Flake, 56, most recently served as a U.S. Senator representing Arizona from 2013 to 2019, and prior to that, as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from 2001 to 2013. During his time in the U.S. Senate, Senator Flake served on the Committees on Energy and Natural Resources, Foreign Relations and Judiciary. As a member of the House of Representatives, he served on the Appropriations, Natural Resources, Judiciary and Foreign Relations Committees. Senator Flake is a New York Times best-selling author and a frequent commentator on public policy. Senator Flake serves as a contributor to CBS News, where he also partners with the network on a series called “Common Ground.” In the fall of 2019, he will be a Resident Fellow at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Senator Flake holds a bachelor’s degree in international relations and a master’s degree in political science from Brigham Young University.