Representative Tom Graves
U.S. Representative Tom Graves entered Congress in June 2010 after serving seven and half years in the Georgia General Assembly. He represents Georgia’s 9th Congressional District which spans from the northern suburbs of Atlanta to the northwest borders of Alabama and Tennessee.
In Congress, Tom serves on the House Committee on Appropriations, which decides how the United States government spends taxpayer dollars. This assignment puts Tom in the center of the spending cut debate, as he works to root out government inefficiency and waste, and reform Congress into a more disciplined body that focuses on saving, not spending, taxpayer dollars. Within the full Appropriations Committee, Tom serves on three Appropriations Subcommittees: Agriculture; Commerce, Justice and Science; and Financial Services.
In the Georgia General Assembly, Tom authored legislation that was nationally recognized and designed to help small businesses put Georgians back to work through a series of tax credits, cuts, and incentives for small businesses.
Tom and his family live on their farm in Ranger, Georgia. Born in St. Petersburg, Florida, Tom spent his early years in White, Georgia and later attended the University of Georgia, where he graduated with a B.B.A in Finance. Tom and his wife Julie have three children and they are active members of Belmont Baptist Church in Calhoun.