Fred’s plan will get us “back to the basics” by returning our focus to fighting increased crime, prioritizing flooding and infrastructure improvements such as the Lake Houston Dam, supporting our first responders, and eliminating wasteful and unnecessary spending.
A successful business leader, Fred is an owner of Flickinger Machine, a family business which has been in operation since 1979. Prior to managing the family business, he was an executive for a logistics corporation for 27 years. Within that corporation, he was a Director of Operations with responsibilities for 15 sites throughout 10 states, with over 300 direct and indirect reports, and a budget in excess of $30 million per year.
A business leader and Houston resident for over 50 years, Fred Flickinger understands the unique challenges he will face at City Hall as your next City Councilman in District E. He will proactively scrutinize the City of Houston finances from a business point of view, while simultaneously ensuring the city is as business friendly as possible. It’s about eliminating wasteful and unnecessary spending and being a good fiscal steward.
A strong believer in giving back to his community, Fred recently served as President of the Lake Houston Pachyderm Club and spearheaded their voter education efforts. He has served on the Leadership Board of the Kingwood TEA Party with Jim and Robin Lennon for the last nine years and participated as a delegate in both the District and State Conventions for the last six election cycles. He is a member of the Harris County Republican Party Chairman’s Circle. Fred is a long-time volunteer and supporter of the Prison Entrepreneurship Program (PEP) which connects business leaders with incarcerated individuals to instill business acumen and provide mentorship.
He and his wife Leslie have two daughters and three grandchildren. They are both active parishioners of St. Martha Catholic Church.