Mike Graves

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Mike Graves
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Board member, Cullman County Schools Board of Education, District 6
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PredecessorRandy Hasenbein (D)
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Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 4, 2014
Next general2020
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Mike Graves is a Republican District 6 representative on the Cullman County Schools Board of Education in Alabama. He won election to the board in the general election on November 4, 2014.

Graves was a Republican candidate for District 11 of the Alabama House of Representatives in 2013. He lost in the primary election.[1]



See also: Cullman County Schools elections (2014)


Incumbents Chris Carter (R), Kenny Brockman (R) and Jason Clyde Speegle (R) ran unopposed to retain the District 2, 4 and 7 seats, respectively. Randy Hasenbein (D), the District 6 incumbent, faced challenger Mike Graves (R).


Cullman County Schools, District 6 General Election, 4-year term, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMike Graves 52.1% 951
     Democratic Randy Hasenbein Incumbent 47.8% 873
     Independent Write-in votes 0.1% 2
Total Votes 1,826
Source: Cullman County Board of Registrars, "Summary Report: Cullman County General Election, November 4, 2014," November 17, 2014. Ballotpedia received these results via mail from the Cullman County Board of Registrars.


Graves reported no contributions of expenditures to the Alabama Secretary of State during this election.[2]


Graves received no official endorsements in this election.


See also: State legislative special elections, 2013

Graves ran for election in the special election for Alabama House of Representatives District 11. The seat was vacant following Jeremy Oden's (R) resignation to accept an appointed to the Alabama Public Service Commission on November 30, 2012. Graves lost against Lydia Haynes, Danny Alldredge and Randall Shedd in the Republican primary on February 12, 2013.[1]

About the district

Cullman County Schools is located in Cullman County, Alabama
Cullman County Schools is located in Cullman County, Alabama. Cullman County is home to 80,811 residents, according to the United States Census Bureau.[3] Cullman County Schools served 9,678 students during the 2011-2012 school year.[4] This district is the 15th-largest by enrollment in the state of Alabama.


Cullman County underperformed the rest of Alabama in terms of higher education achievement in 2012. The United States Census Bureau found that 14.2 percent of Cullman County residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 22.3 percent for Alabama as a whole. The median household income in Cullman County was $39,244 compared to $43,160 for the state of Alabama. The poverty rate in Cullman County was 18.6 percent compared to 18.1 percent for the entire state.[3]

Racial Demographics, 2012[3]
Race Cullman County (%) Alabama (%)
White 96.2 69.8
Black or African American 1.4 26.6
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.6 0.7
Asian 0.5 1.3
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.0 0.1
Two or More Races 1.2 1.5
Hispanic or Latino 4.4 4.1

Presidential Voting Pattern[5]
Year Republican Vote (%) Democratic Vote (%) Other Vote (%)
2012 37.6 61.8 0.6
2008 40.1 59.4 0.5
2004 49.2 50.4 0.4

Note: Each column will add up to 100 percent after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" percentage, although rounding by the Census Bureau may make the total one- or two-tenths off. Read more about race and ethnicity in the Census here.[6]

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