U.S. Representative Tom Graves entered Congress in June 2010 after serving seven and half years in the Georgia General Assembly. He represents GeorgiaÃ¯Â¿Â½s 9th Congressional District which touches the northern suburbs of metro Atlanta to the northwest corner bordering Alabama and Tennessee.
In Congress, Tom serves on the House Committee on Appropriations, which funds the federal government. This assignment gives Tom a central role in 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 that full 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. After serving nearly four terms, Tom left the legislature in order to seek Congressional seat left vacated by former 9th District Rep. Nathan Deal.
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 and graduated from the University of Georgia with a B.B.A in Finance. He and his wife Julie have three children and they are active members of Belmont Baptist Church in Calhoun.