Congressman Mike Flood visited Seward Rotary Club on August 17th
On Wednesday, August 17th, Congressman Mike Flood was the featured speaker at Seward Rotary Club.  He was introduced by Rotarian and State Senator Mark Kolterman, who had been a colleague of Congressman Flood, when he served in the Legislature.
Congressman Flood commented on his new venture into national politics and the national spotlight.  He stated he is brand new to Washington, however he is looking forward to the challenges ahead. He hopes to focus on Energy, the Economy, Educaton, Health, Agricultural and Veteran’s issues this first term.  Flood was sworn into office on July 12, 2022.
Through the years, Flood noted, he has dedicated his life to advancing conservative values, growing Nebraska's rural communities, and creating jobs.  Raised in Norfolk, he started working in radio in high school, a passion that continued throughout his time in college at Notre Dame and law school at the University of Nebraska. In 1999, he founded Flood Communications and grew the company from one Norfolk radio station, US92, into a statewide media network. News Channel Nebraska and Flood Communications radio stations deliver content important to rural communities, including local news and weather, high school sports, morning mass, and local entertainment. He was proud that he has created hundreds of Nebraska jobs.

In 2005, he was elected to represent his hometown and surrounding Madison County in the Nebraska Legislature. In 2007, his colleagues elected him the youngest Speaker of the Legislature in Nebraska history. 

In June 2022, he won a special election to take over Nebraska’s 1st District in the U.S. House of Representatives. He currently serves on the House Small Business Committee and House Committee on Oversight and Reform. 

Over the years, he has tried to give back to Nebraska in numerous ways. He has long been active in Northeast Nebraska economic development and community efforts. He served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Children’s Scholarship Fund, advancing its mission to open the doors of educational opportunity for families with financial need.  Also, he currently serves on the Board of Directors of Invest Nebraska, which is committed to growing Nebraska’s economy by assisting entrepreneurs and investing capital in companies with growth potential.

Flood and his wife of 18 years, Mandi, were married at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Norfolk. They live in Norfolk, where they are raising their two sons.
Following the program, questions followed from the audience.  At the end of the program, Senator Kolterman thanked him for his insights and honesty and  presented Congressman Flood with a gift bag of items representing the Greater Seward area from the Seward Rotary Club-which even included a six pack of “Bottle Rocket Beer!”