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Paul Graham
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Candidate for
Arkansas House of Representatives District 85
Bachelor'sBrown University, 1993
ProfessionFinancial services
Campaign website
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Paul Graham was a 2012 Republican candidate who sought election to the Arkansas House of Representatives, District 85.

Graham earned his B.A. in History from Brown University in 1993. He began working in the financial services industry in 1998 as an insurance agent for American National. He then started Graham Financial Services in 2001.


Campaign themes


Graham's campaign website listed the following issues:[1]

  • Spending
Excerpt: "We must stop the wasteful spending. I pledge to work hard to help find solutions to balance the budget without raising taxes."
  • Taxes
Excerpt: "Arkansas has one of the highest tax burdens in the nation. We must change the tax code to attract business to Arkansas."
  • Medicaid
Excerpt: "Reforms are a must if Arkansas is to provide this service to its citizens."
  • Jobs
Excerpt: "I am Pro-Business. We must enact legislation that lowers the regulatory burdens on businesses, especially small businesses in Arkansas."
  • Adoption
Excerpt: "We must make it a priority to move children into permanent homes with loving parents. Every child deserves to have people they can call mom and dad."



Graham ran in the 2012 election for Arkansas House of Representatives, District 85. Graham ran unopposed in the May 22 Republican primary and was defeated by David Whitaker (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[2][3][4]

Arkansas House of Representatives, District 85, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Whitaker 56% 6,450
     Republican Paul Graham 44% 5,067
Total Votes 11,517


Graham and his wife, Mary, have two children.

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