Mayra Nohemi Flores (born 1985/1986) is an American politician and health practitioner from the state of Texas. A member of the Republican Party, she is the Representative-elect for Texas's 34th congressional district

Before her congressional campaigns and shortly after graduating college, Flores worked in the Hidalgo County Republican Party as chair of Hispanic Outreach.[6][5] She was raised with conservative values and, although her parents supported the Democratic Party, she was drawn to the Republicans due to her anti-abortion views.

Flores declared her candidacy for the United States House of Representatives in Texas's 34th congressional district following the March 2021 announcement of incumbent Democratic representative Filemon Vela Jr. that he would not seek re-election to the seat in 2022

She ran her campaign appealing to Hispanic and Latino Americans and their disillusionment towards the Democratic Party, which they have historically supported in the South Texas region

For the next seven months, a slice of South Texas will be represented in Washington by Mayra Flores, a Mexican-born Republican woman from the Rio Grande Valley — a longtime Democratic region where Flores’ special election win on Tuesday marked several firsts.

Flores sailed to victory in Texas’ 34th District, where former Democratic Rep. Filemon Vela resigned from his seat in March to work for a lobbying firm.

In one of the most Latino districts in the country, and one where Democrats have routinely won by comfortable margins for years, Flores garnered 51 percent of the vote, winning the special election without a runoff.

Flores immigrated from Tamaulipas, Mexico when she was six years old and grew up in the Rio Grande Valley region. In addition to working as a respiratory care practitioner, Flores served as the Hidalgo County GOP Hispanic Outreach chair to increase and maintain Republican support among Latinos in the area — which has been ramping up in recent years.

Before Flores won her district Tuesday, President Joe Biden carried it by 4 points over Donald Trump in 2020 — a huge shift from the previous presidential elections under these district lines, when Trump in 2016 and Mitt Romney in 2012 were blown out by 20-plus points each.

But for now, state Republican leaders including Gov. Greg Abbott and state House Speaker Dade Phelan, who both supported Flores’ campaign, tweeted celebratory remarks at flipping the seat.