University of Alabama.
University of Alabama.
In a runoff election on December 6, 2014, Graves, a Republican, defeated the Democratic candidate, former Governor Edwin Edwards. Graves served as an aide for nine years to former United States. Representative Billy Tauzin of Louisiana"s 3rd congressional district. He was also a legislative aide to the United States. House Committee on Energy and Commerce, of which Tauzin served as chairman.
In 2005, he became an aide for the United States Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, serving Republican United States. Senator David Vitter.
He was the staff director for the United States Senate Subcommittee on Climate Change and Impacts. He also worked for Democratic former United States. Senator John Breaux, a protege of Edwin Edwards.
He served as a chief legislative aide to the United States. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works. In 2008, Governor Bobby Jindal appointed Graves to manage the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority.
In the position, he negotiated on behalf of the state with British Petroleum over the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
He resigned the position effective February 17, 2014. Election
In March 2014, Graves announced his intention to run in the 2014 election to the United States House of Representatives for Louisiana"s 6th congressional district. Incumbent Republican Bill Cassidy successfully challenged incumbent United States. Senator Democrat Mary Landrieu.
In the 2014 jungle primary, Edwin Edwards finished in first place with 30 percent of the vote.
Graves was the runner-up with 27 percent. Graves and Edwards advanced to the December 6 runoff election.
In a runoff election on December 6, 2014, received 139,209 votes (624 percent) to Edwards"s 83,781 (376 percent). Committee assignments
Committee on Natural Resources
Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources
Subcommittee on Federal Lands
Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation
Subcommittee on Highways and Transit
Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment
Graves is from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and he still resides there.
His father, John, owns an engineering firm that contracts with the United States. Army Corps of Engineers that Graves oversees on the House Natural Resource Committee.