Garret Graves

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Garett Graves
Garret Graves.jpeg
U.S. House, Louisiana, District 6
In office
2015 - Present
Term ends
January 7, 2017
Years in position 0
PredecessorBill Cassidy (R)
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
First electedDecember 6, 2014
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Garett Graves is a Republican member to the U.S. House, representing the 6th Congressional District of Louisiana.[1][2] Graves received enough votes in the November general election to participate in a runoff against Edwin Edwards (D). He defeated Edwards in the runoff election on December 6, 2014.[3]


Graves spent six years as chairman of Louisiana's Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority.[1]



See also: Louisiana's 6th Congressional District elections, 2014

December 6, 2014

Graves defeated Edwin Edwards in the runoff election on December 6, 2014. Both candidates placed as the top vote receivers in the general election on November 4, 2014.

U.S. House, Louisiana District 6 Runoff Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngGarret Graves 62.4% 139,209
     Democratic Edwin Edwards 37.6% 83,781
Total Votes 222,990
Source: Louisiana Secretary of State

November 4, 2014

Graves ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent Louisiana's 6th District.[1] He secured enough votes to participate in a runoff election against Edwin Edwards.

U.S. House, Louisiana District 6 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Bob Bell 2.0% 5,182
     Republican Dan Claitor 10.26% 26,524
     Republican Norm Clark 0.71% 1,848
     Republican Paul Dietzel 13.55% 35,024
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngGarret Graves 27.36% 70,715
     Republican Craig McCulloch 2.25% 5,815
     Republican Trey Thomas 0.56% 1,447
     Republican Lenar Whitney 7.41% 19,151
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngEdwin Edwards 30.12% 77,866
     Democratic Richard Lieberman 2.83% 7,309
     Democratic Peter Williams 1.56% 4,037
     Libertarian Rufus Holt Craig Jr. 1.38% 3,561
Total Votes 258,479
Source: Garret Graves and Edwin Edwards are headed to a runoff election on December 6, 2014.' Louisiana Secretary of State

Campaign contributions


Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Graves' reports.[4]

Garret Graves (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[5]April 16, 2014$0$320,827$(8,146)$312,681
July Quarterly[6]July 15, 2014$312,681$494,104$(84,352)$722,070
Running totals

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Preceded by
Bill Cassidy (R)
U.S. House of Representatives - Louisiana, District 6
Succeeded by