Jorge Luis Flores is a candidate for UG Commissioner, 4th District.
Flores, 26, said he filed for election because he “wanted to be part of the change.” A former police officer, he said he wanted to engage more in community work.
Flores said he wanted to listen to the people in the community, and then do what the people want.
He is planning to go door-to-door in the district and participate in community groups and events.
Flores is currently working in the real estate and property management field.
A graduate of Wyandotte High School, Kansas City Kansas Community College and the University of Missouri at Kansas City, where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in criminal justice and a minor in communication studies. Flores is in the master’s program in public administration at UMKC.
When he was a police officer, he said he enjoyed working with students in the community. During his time as a police officer, he received two awards for valor. He was the valedictorian of his class at the KCK Police Academy.
Flores said he supports the UG’s S.O.A.R. program, which is trying to improve Kansas City, Kansas, neighborhoods.
“That project has been needed for some time,” he said. “It gives neighborhoods a better look and helps the overall value of our city.”
Flores is on the Argentine Neighborhood Development Association board of directors and the El Centro Inc. board of directors. He is a mentor with the Jobs for America’s Graduates program and has worked to help students stay in school. He has formed the Acts of Giving organization to help children and families in need.
The primary election will be Aug. 6 and the general election will be Nov. 5. The filing deadline is at noon June 3.