Congressman Sam Graves is a life long resident of Missouri's Sixth Congressional District As a small businessman and a sixth-generation, full-time family farmer, Sam spent his life working to make Missouri a better place to live, work, and raise a family.
In Congress, Sam serves on the Agriculture, Small Business, and Transportation Committees where he continues the fight for the most significant interests of the Sixth District.
Congressman Graves was born in Tarkio, Missouri on November 7, 1963 He graduated from Tarkio High School in 1982 and attended college at the University of Missouri-Columbia, where he received his degree in Agronomy from the School of Agriculture.
While attending the University of Missouri, Sam met his wife, Lesley Upon graduation, Lesley and Sam married and moved back to Tarkio Lesley teaches sixth grade at Tarkio Elementary School They have three children; Megan, Trey, and Emily Sam is an active member of his community and enjoys flying his 1947 Piper Cub airplane.
In 1992, Sam won his first race for State Representative In 1994, Sam was elected as State Senator for the 12th Senatorial District and was subsequently re-elected in 1998 Sam's leadership has not only been recognized by his constituents, but from organizations like the Missouri Chamber of Commerce, the Small Business Development Corporation, and the Missouri State Medical Association.
As a father, farmer, businessman, and former State legislator, Sam knows first hand the values, hopes, and beliefs of the hard-working families of theSixth District, and will continue to work tirelessly for them in the United States House of Representatives As your Congressman, Sam is dedicated to our national security as well as your personal financial security Sam will continue to fight to fully fund our military, lower taxes, stabilize Social Security for our seniors, and provide more local control of funding for our schools.