Experience: House: District 14, 2010-Present
Home State: Georgia
Running: President, United States, 2016
Total Raised: $1,049,267Coverage End: Thursday, June 30, 2016
Winning: Won with 0.00%
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    Full Name: John 'Tom' Thomas Graves, Jr.
    Gender: Male
    Family: Wife: Julie; 3 Children: JoAnn, John, Janey
    Birth Date: 02/03/1970
    Birth Place: Saint Petersburg, FL
    Home City: Ranger, GA
    Religion: Christian


    BBA, Finance, University of Georgia

Political Experience

    Representative, United States House of Representatives, 2010-present
    Former Deputy Whip, Georgia State General Assembly
    Former Member, Gordon County Board of Elections
    Representative, Georgia State General Assembly, 2002-2010
    Won Special Election, United States House of Representatives, District 9, June 8, 2010

Current Legislative Committees

    Appropriations, Member
    Subcommittee on Defense, Member
    Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government, Member
    Subcommittee on Legislative Branch, Chair

Caucuses/Non-Legislative Committees

    Member, Tea Party Caucus
    Member, Transportation Task Force

Professional Experience

    Real Estate Investor
    Founder, Tough Turf Land Sculpting

Religious, Civic, and other Memberships

    Member, American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC)
    Deacon, Belmont Baptist Church-Calhoun
    Member, Chamber of Commerce

Additional Information


    Club for Growth's "Defender of Economic Freedom"
    American Conservative Union's "ACU Conservative"
    Heritage Action's "Sentinel"
    National Taxpayer Union's "Taxpayers' Friend"
    National Federation of Independent Business's "Guardian of Small Business"
    National Association of Manufacturers Legislative Excellence Award
    U.S. Chamber of Commerce's "Spirit of Enterprise"
    FreedomWorks' "Freedom Fighter"
    Citizens Against Government Waste's "Taxpayer Hero"
    The 60 Plus Association "Guardian of Seniors' Rights" Award
    Americans for Prosperity Georgia Congressional Delegate Of The Year (2011-2012)
    National Rifle Association A+ rating
    U.S. House Republican Conference Freshman of the Year (2010)
    Entrepreneurial Legislator of the Year (American Legislative Exchange Council, 2009)
General Survey
Issue Title Candidate's Answers
1. Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right

Strongly Oppose
2. Stricter punishment reduces crime

No Opinion
3. Marijuana is a gateway drug
4. Higher taxes on the wealthy

Strongly Oppose
5. Stimulus better than market-led recovery

Strongly Oppose
6. Vouchers for school choice

Strongly Support
7. Make voter registration easier

No Opinion
8. Prioritize green energy

Strongly Oppose
9. Avoid foreign entanglements
10. Expand the military

Strongly Support
11. Support & expand free trade

No Opinion
12. Support American Exceptionalism
13. Absolute right to gun ownership

Strongly Support
14. Expand ObamaCare

Strongly Oppose
15. Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens

Strongly Oppose
16. EPA regulations are too restrictive

17. Keep God in the public sphere

Strongly Support
18. Legally require hiring more women & minorities

19. Comfortable with same-sex marriage

Strongly Oppose
20. Privatize Social Security

Strongly Support
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