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Graves defeated [[John Lauve]] in the Republican primary on August 7. The general election is November 6.<ref>[http://miboecfr.nictusa.com/election/results/12PRI/12PRIall.html ''Michigan Department of State,'' Official 2012 Primary Results]</ref><ref>[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2012/by_state/MI_State_House_0807.html?SITE=CSPANELN&SECTION=POLITICS ''Associated Press'' "Michigan - Summary Vote Results," Accessed August 7, 2012]</ref>
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Graves defeated [[John Lauve]] in the Republican primary on August 7. The general election was November 6.<ref>[http://miboecfr.nictusa.com/election/results/12PRI/12PRIall.html ''Michigan Department of State,'' Official 2012 Primary Results]</ref><ref>[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2012/by_state/MI_State_House_0807.html?SITE=CSPANELN&SECTION=POLITICS ''Associated Press'' "Michigan - Summary Vote Results," Accessed August 7, 2012]</ref>
  
 
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Joseph Graves
Joseph Graves.jpg
Michigan House of Representatives District 51
Incumbent
In office
2012-Present
Term ends
January 1, 2013
Years in position 2
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$71,865/year
Per diem$10,800 yearly expense allowance
Elections and appointments
First electedFebruary 28, 2012
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limits3 terms
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Joseph Graves is a Republican member of the Michigan House of Representatives, representing District 51.

He was first elected in the February 28, 2012 special election. The special election was called to fill the vacancy created when Paul Scott (R) was recalled on November 8, 2011.[1]

Issues

Campaign Themes

Graves's website highlights the following campaign themes:[2]

The Economy

  • Excerpt:"Lansing needs to focus on attracting business and JOBS for all generations. Too many of our children are benefiting from our education systems and then have to leave their families due to the lack of employment opportunities here in Michigan."

Property Values

  • Excerpt:"If people had jobs, the demand for homes would return and the free market system would increase home values."

Schools

  • Excerpt:"My focus is working with all involved to provide the best affordable education we can for our kids. I think it is important we ensure our tax dollars are going into the classrooms, not the boardroom and administration. "

Public Safety

  • Excerpt:"My first piece of legislation was "Dominick's Law". A tough on crime bill that strengthens the penalty for child abuse in Michigan. This new law makes it clear that child abuse will not be tolerated in Michigan and anyone who harms a child will be dealt with harshly."

Elections

2012

See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012

Graves defeated John Lauve in the Republican primary on August 7. The general election was November 6.[3][4]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 51 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJoseph Graves Incumbent 76.6% 5,778
John Lauve 23.4% 1,769
Total Votes 7,547

2012 special

See also: State legislative special elections, 2012

Graves defeated Steven Losey (D) and Cary Neuville-Justice (G) in the special election on February 28, 2012. Candidates were selected by their respective political parties.[5][6][7]

Issues

2012

Debate

On January 20, the District 51 candidates participated in a debate sponsored by the Flint Area League of Women Voters.[8]

  • A video of the full debate can be found here.

Scorecards

Tea Party Scorecard

The Independent Tea Party Patriots, a Michigan Tea Party group, grades the votes of this and every other Michigan legislator on “core tea party issues” in a regularly-updated scorecard. 100% is considered an ideal rating.[9]

January 2011 - March 2012

Joseph Graves received a 60% rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.[9]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Paul Scott
Michigan House of Representatives District 51
2012–present
Succeeded by
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