Interview With Mayra Flores

Interview With Mayra Flores
April 22, 2021 Comments Off on Interview With Mayra Flores Local Politics, RNHA News Articles Jennifer Knesek

Tonight I interviewed Mayra Flores, a candidate running for Congress in Texas’ 34th congressional district on winning on the American idea

Why are you Running For Office? 

I am running for a better future for the people and children of South Texas. 

Democrats have long felt entitled to the Latino vote with little to show in return.  I plan to change that and earn their vote so I can start fighting for economic success, protection of the unborn, expand our output of oil & gas while seeking new technology for clean energy, increasing educational resources, and updating our crumbling infrastructure. 

Why Now? 

The Democrat Party is no longer recognizable. The Democrat Party stands against our American and Conservative values. Their mindset is no longer pro-America and no longer putting first the well-being and safety of Americans. 

What is your Compelling Cause?

My priority is the defense of life and family. A society that does not defend life and family is destined to fail. Pro-life, economic reform to entice more businesses to flourish and attract new industries, protecting our vital oil & gas industry, agriculture, and backing our first responders. In addition, we have seen the poverty rate rise in the district and the education system falter due to inadequate resources. Once we are able to maintain our residents through finishing school, attending college, trade school, and apprenticeships will be vital to growing our district’s economic backbone. 

What are Some Ideas you have to Increase Economic Opportunity for Your district? 

Texas is the 10th largest economy in the world. Cutting red tape for our local businesses and industries will expand the capacity they are able to produce, manufacture, grow agricultural foods, foster more trade and new technological breakthroughs. Attracting new innovative platforms and programs to court these businesses will be paramount to expanding the potential growth for our district. In addition, much of our infrastructure is outdated and needs improvement which would provide thousands of jobs across the district. 

What is the Best Way You Know to Empower People Lead in their Neighborhoods? 

Empowerment starts with opportunity. We have seen the opportunities start to diminish over time with overregulation. Our churches, local organizations, and citizens should have more access to their locally elected officials so the people can enact change with a true partner that cares from the bottom to the top. Again fostering education, trade schools, civic engagement, community events, and solutions to the issues versus nowhere to turn is the right path forward. 

Do You Have Some Ideas of the Areas Where You Would Want to Reduce Federal Government Spending?

The omnibus spending in these bloated democrat spending bills are counterproductive and work against the American people’s future. By cutting excess spending on foreign aid, letting the state manage more programs that they should have authority over, and diverting resources to our tax-laying citizens would be the first start. 

Would You be in Favor of Further Tax Reform? Including Reducing the Corporate Rate, so that America Stays Competitive and Leads on the World Stage?

I am in favor of reducing taxes and regulations so more businesses come to Texas and not leave due to inflated taxes and regulations. When the government is out of the way and the private sector creates flourishes we naturally see more jobs and the per capita wages increase. We have seen millions of jobs lost in decades time and that trend will continue unless we combat that with incentives to buy American and sell American goods across the states and globally more competitively. 

What does the American Idea mean to you? 

The American dream is the beacon of light across the globe of freedom and success for those who want it. We the people have crafted a constitution that must be defended at all cost against radical elements that would alter it for personal gain. Having been born in Mexico and legally migrating and working the fields, obtaining my degree and now fighting on the front lines of Covid-19 show that the dream is alive and well. I am proud to be a citizen of the greatest nation on earth and I believe we need to keep showing that we all have the chance at success and the pursuit of happiness. 

About The Author
Jennifer Knesek Jennifer Knesek was born in Seoul, Korea to an inter-racial couple of humble means. She is an Army brat that grew up traveling the world with her military family living in places such as California in the late 1980s, Georgia, and Central Texas to being stationed all over the world such as Germany and the Korean Peninsula. She credits her military upbringing on Army bases with her appreciation for the sacrifices of those who serve and has grown up to understand that the US Army is truly a melting pot. Her strong Czech roots in Texas are from generations of life-long Texans that value hard work, higher education, and a strong work ethic. Jennifer has been a political strategist for 7 years and most recently transitioned to her professional journey in Cybersecurity and works for a Public Relations firm. Jennifer has been the finance director for a Texas Governor’s race, finance director and consultant for multiple congressional races with experience across multiple states and her campaign experience spans the entire state of Texas at every level. To just name a few, she has worked on races for State Board Of Education to Railroad Commissioner to United States Senate and includes judicial wins at every level including statewide high courts like the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals in addition to winning races at lower appellate judicial levels. She has been a District Director for a State Representative from Texas and was recently the Executive Director for the Texas Chapter of the Republican National Hispanic Assembly. She also currently serves on multiple statewide and local boards like the Texas Asian Republican Assembly, an official auxiliary of the Republican Party of Texas, and Republican Women’s Clubs. Her greatest achievement has been her ability to grow her influence in philanthropic circles and truly believes in having a compelling cause and dedicating one’s life to Christ and His plan. She currently resides in Houston, Texas, and is a Fighting Texas Aggie that bleeds maroon. Her favorite presidents are Calvin Coolidge and Ronald Reagan. Jennifer loves to play golf, both bay and deep-sea fish, and is a hardcore foodie. Knesek has dedicated her life to spreading the conservative message from sea to shining sea and believes all politics is local. Jennifer believes there are young conservatives across this country that will rise up in coming years who have the ability to impact the American conservative movement in a way never seen before. Please email with any tips or if you would like to be considered for a guest columnist on her weekly column, Winning On The American Idea. Visit to see coverage.
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