About Joe

Joe Flores is the Director of Fiscal Policy at the Virginia Municipal League. Prior to joining the league in January 2023, Joe was appointed Senior Policy Advisor to the Department of Accounts by Governor Glenn Youngkin in January 2022, where he provided support to state agencies as they reported on their use of $4.3 billion in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds. Prior to that, Joe was appointed Secretary of Finance in July 2021 by Governor Ralph S. Northam. Previously, Joe served as Deputy Secretary of Finance, where he helped lead Governor Northam’s successful Medicaid expansion effort. Joe also served as Deputy Secretary of HHR for Governor Terry McAuliffe. For two decades, Joe advised legislators in Texas, Minnesota, and Virginia on the breadth of fiscal policy issues in health and human resources, including a dozen years with Virginia’s Senate Finance Committee. Joe earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Texas A&M University and obtained a Master of Science in Public Management and Policy from Carnegie Mellon University.