Jorge Flores is recognized as one of the region’s leading public affairs advocates and strategic thinkers.
Prior to launching JF Public Affairs, Jorge was Vice President at Marathon Communications where he led the firm’s Government Affairs practice for over 15 years representing a broad spectrum of clients in sustainability, transportation, infrastructure, and aviation. During his tenure at Marathon, he successfully represented clients doing business in various jurisdictions, including Los Angeles County, the City of Los Angeles, Long Beach, Santa Monica, Pasadena, Santa Ana, and Culver City, and with multiple agencies, including METRO, LADWP, Los Angeles World Airports, and SCAQMD.
Jorge began his career managing political campaigns throughout the State of California. He has led campaigns for candidates seeking public office, including Congress, County Supervisor, State Assembly, State Senate, Sheriff, Judge, and City Council. In 2018, he was part of the team that helped pass Measure W, Los Angeles County’s Safe Clean Water Initiative that generates over $300 million annually for water infrastructure improvements.
From 2011-2016 he served on the Board of Directors of downtown L.A.’s Fashion District BID, and was Chair in 2013 and 2014. Given his expertise, Jorge is frequently asked to comment on local political issues and current events in the media.
He has appeared on several radio shows, hosted his own TV show, and has provided election night analysis for Fox 11 News in Los Angeles.
Jorge began his professional career in Spanish language advertising. In 1992, he was a CLIO Finalist and won the Hispanic Business Magazine Se Habla Español Television Ad of the Year Award for writing and producing “Bag It,” an AIDS awareness public service announcement.
He is a graduate of Vassar College, an avid runner, and a huge Rolling Stones fan.