Kerry Graves

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Kerry Graves
North Carolina House of Representatives, District 58
Former candidate
High schoolNortheast Guilford High School, 1989
Bachelor'sNorth Carolina State University, 1999 & 2003
Master'sUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2004
Military service
Service/branchU.S. Army and the U.S. Army National Guard
Years of serviceEight years
ProfessionPrivate investigator
Campaign website
Kerry Graves was a 2014 Democratic candidate for District 58 of the North Carolina House of Representatives.


Graves earned his bachelor's degree in Political Science and Criminal Justice from North Carolina State University in 1999, his bachelor's degree in Social Work from North Carolina State University in 2003 and his master's degree in Social work from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2004.

His professional experience includes working as a private investigator, a child abuse and neglect investigator and case manager for the Department of Social Services, as a mental health therapist, as a Clinical Director at a community agency, as a teacher, as a Clinical Instructor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, as a child welfare coordinator at N.C. State University and as an author. He served in the U.S. Army and the U.S. Army National Guard for eight years.[1]


Campaign themes


Graves's campaign website highlighted the following issues:[2]


  • Excerpt: "One of the most heart-breaking occurences [sic] in our state was the failure to expand Medicaid in North Carolina."

Protecting North Carolina's Environment

  • Excerpt: "We must protect the sanctity of North Carolina's environment from the ocean to the mountains in order to keep from being a 'toxic state.' North Carolina can be a leader in producing clean energy."

Social Justice in North Carolina

  • Excerpt: "Fairness and justice in North Carolina should apply to everyone regardless of race and socioeconomic status. With judical [sic] races becoming more partisan, restoring the Racial Justice Act is more important than ever so that issues of race do not get caught up in politics when someone's life is at stake."



See also: North Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of North Carolina House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place May 6, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 28, 2014. Ralph Johnson defeated Tigress McDaniel, Dan Koenig and Kerry Graves in the Democratic primary and is unchallenged in the general election.[3][4]


Graves is married with four children.[1]

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