Tim Flakoll (born October 8, 1959) is an American politician. He was a member of the North Dakota State Senate from the 44th District of North Fargo, serving from December 1, 1998 through November 30, 2016. Senator Flakoll served on the Senate Education committee for 18 years including serving as Vice-Chairman and as Chair from 2012 - 2016. Flakoll Chaired the Senate Agriculture committee for ten years from 2002 till 2012. All bills in North Dakota receive hearings and votes on the floor. In the 14 years that Flakoll Chaired the Senate Education or Senate Agriculture committees, those committees never lost a committee recommendation on the floor during a floor vote.
Flakoll was elected President Pro Tempore of the Senate, serving his term in 2013-2014 (limited by rule to one term). Senator Flakoll was a Statesman who was actively involved in the Council of State Governments serving in both regional and national offices.
As an adult, Flakoll held more than 40 offices in various local,state, regional and national organizations. He Chaired the CSG Midwest Legislative Conference in 2015. Their 2015 annual conference featured manya+ nationally recognized individuals including Astronaut Buzz Aldrin, Secret Service agent to Presidents and native North Dakotan Clint Hill and beloved actress Lauren Tewes who is best known from her role on The Love Boat TV show.
Flakoll has served as Provost for Tri-College University of Fargo-Moorhead. The partnership is 35,000 students strong. It comprises Concordia College of Moorhead, MSUM, NDSU, M State and the North Dakota State College of Science.
AWARDS: Senator Flakoll was the recipient of the 2016 NDSU Blue Key Doctor of Service Award.
He is a member of the Republican party.