|North Carolina House of Representatives, District 58|
|High school||Northeast Guilford High School, 1989|
|Bachelor's||North Carolina State University, 1999 & 2003|
|Master's||University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2004|
|Service/branch||U.S. Army and the U.S. Army National Guard|
|Years of service||Eight years|
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.
Graves's campaign website highlighted the following issues:
- 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."
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.
|North Carolina House of Representatives, District 58 Democratic Primary, 2014|
Graves is married with four children.
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- North Carolina House of Representatives
- North Carolina State Legislature
- North Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2014
- North Carolina House of Representatives District 58
- Official campaign website
- Kerry Graves on Facebook
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- North Carolina State Board of Elections, Official primary candidate list
- North Carolina State Board of Elections, Official general election candidate list
- Official campaign website, "Biography," accessed April 21, 2014
- Official campaign website, "Issues," accessed April 21, 2014
- North Carolina State Board of Elections, "Official Primary Election Results For 2014," accessed June 12, 2014
- North Carolina State Board of Elections, "General Election Candidate List Grouped by Contest," accessed June 12, 2014
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