Grimsley Graham

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Grimsley Graham
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Former candidate for
Arkansas House of Representatives, District 94
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
High schoolHall High School
Bachelor'sUniversity of Arkansas (1970)
Master'sUniversity of Arkansas (1975)
Military service
Service/branchU.S. Marine Corps
Years of service1972-1974
Place of birthMinneapolis, MN
Campaign website
Grimsley Graham was a 2014 Democratic candidate for District 94 of the Arkansas House of Representatives.


Graham earned his B.S. and M.A. in political science from the University of Arkansas in 1970 and 1975, respectively. His professional experience includes teaching and helping found MedServices. He served in the United States Marine Corps from 1972 to 1974.[1]


Campaign themes


Graham's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[2]

  • Excerpt: "We should continue to foster the atmosphere in Benton County that has produced the lowest unemployment rate in the state. It is crucial that business continues to feel welcome here."
  • Excerpt: "Education must continue to receive top-billing in the state budget."
  • Excerpt: "I am proud that Arkansas wears the label of “The Natural State” and will do my best to insure that this label is credible. We must value and preserve those natural resources that make us a special place."
  • Excerpt: "I have been disturbed by the polarization and vitriol that have characterized the political process over the past few years. Common sense and the art of compromise have been the victims of this divide. I pledge to you to be guided by the voice of reason and the willingness to listen."



See also: Arkansas House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Arkansas House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on May 20, 2014; a runoff election took place where necessary on June 10, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 3, 2014. Grimsley Graham was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Rebecca Petty defeated Margaret Wolf in the Republican primary. Petty defeated Graham in the general election.[3][4]

Arkansas House of Representatives, District 94 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRebecca Petty 57.8% 3,508
     Democratic Grimsley Graham 42.2% 2,565
Total Votes 6,073


Graham and his wife, Carol, have two children.[1]

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