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  |Name = Joseph Graves
 
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  |Profile picture = Joseph Graves.jpg
 
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  |Position = Michigan House of Representatives District 51
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  |Position = Michigan House of Representatives, District 51
  |Status = Incumbent
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  |Status = Incumbent | votespotter=yes
  |Tenure = 2012-Present
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  |Tenure = 2012- present
 
  |Term ends = [[Term-end dates of legislators elected on November 6, 2012|January 1, 2015]]
 
  |Term ends = [[Term-end dates of legislators elected on November 6, 2012|January 1, 2015]]
 
  |Assumed office = 2012
 
  |Assumed office = 2012
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  |Per diem = $10,800 yearly expense allowance
 
  |Per diem = $10,800 yearly expense allowance
 
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  |Last election = [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]
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  |Last election = [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2014|November 4, 2014]]
 
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  |First elected = February 28, 2012
 
  |First elected = February 28, 2012
 
  |Term limits = 3 terms
 
  |Term limits = 3 terms
  |Next election = November 4, 2014
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  |Office website = http://www.gophouse.com/welcome.asp?District=051
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  |Office website = http://www.gophouse.com/welcome.asp?District=051 ''([[dead link]])''
 
  |Campaign website = http://voteforgraves.com/
 
  |Campaign website = http://voteforgraves.com/
 
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}}{{tnr}}'''Joseph Graves''' is a [[Republican Party|Republican]] member of the [[Michigan House of Representatives]], representing District 51 since 2012.
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}}{{tnr}}'''Joseph Graves''' is a [[Republican Party|Republican]] member of the [[Michigan House of Representatives]], representing District 51. He was first elected to the chamber in the [[State legislative special elections, 2012#February 28, 2012|February 28, 2012 special election]]. The special election was called to fill the vacancy created when [[Paul Scott]] (R) was [[Voters remove Michigan state Rep. Paul Scott from office|recalled on November 8, 2011]].<ref>[http://www.freep.com/article/20111109/NEWS15/111109038/Michigan-Republicans-vow-reclaim-seat-recalled-state-Rep-Paul-Scott?odyssey=tab%7Ctopnews%7Ctext%7CFRONTPAGE ''Detroit Free Press,'' "Michigan Republicans vow to reclaim seat of recalled state Rep. Paul Scott," November 9, 2011]</ref>
 
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He was first elected in the [[State legislative special elections, 2012#February 28, 2012|February 28, 2012 special election]]. The special election was called to fill the vacancy created when [[Paul Scott]] (R) was [[Voters remove Michigan state Rep. Paul Scott from office|recalled on November 8, 2011]].<ref>[http://www.freep.com/article/20111109/NEWS15/111109038/Michigan-Republicans-vow-reclaim-seat-recalled-state-Rep-Paul-Scott?odyssey=tab%7Ctopnews%7Ctext%7CFRONTPAGE ''Detroit Free Press,'' "Michigan Republicans vow to reclaim seat of recalled state Rep. Paul Scott," November 9, 2011]</ref>
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==Issues==
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===Campaign themes===
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Graves's website highlights the following campaign themes:<ref name=website>[http://voteforgraves.com/ "voteforgraves," Official Campaign Website]</ref>
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'''The Economy'''
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*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."
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'''Property Values'''
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*Excerpt:"If people had jobs, the demand for homes would return and the free market system would increase home values."
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'''Schools'''
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*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. "
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'''Public Safety'''
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*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."
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==Issues==
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===Campaign themes===
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====2014====
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Graves' website highlighted the following campaign themes:<ref>[http://voteforgraves.com/issues.html ''voteforgraves.com'', "Issues," accessed July 30, 2014]</ref>
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'''The Economy'''
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*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."
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'''Property Values'''
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*Excerpt: "If people had jobs, the demand for homes would return and the free market system would increase home values."
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'''Schools'''
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*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."
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'''Public Safety'''
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*Excerpt: "As a State Representative, I have made public safety a priority by voting to fund 2 new state police academies.  These additional state troopers will help make sure that our most dangerous cities have additional police on the ground fighting crime to keep all of our communities safe."
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===2012 debate===
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On January 20, 2012, the House District 51 candidates participated in a debate sponsored by the Flint Area League of Women Voters.<ref>[http://www.mlive.com/news/flint/index.ssf/2012/01/candidates_looking_to_replace_1.html ''MLive,'' "Candidates looking to replace former House Rep. Paul Scott in 51st District debate in Grand Blanc," January 20, 2012]</ref>
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:*A video of the full debate can be found [http://lwvflintarea.org/51stdistrict.html here.]
  
 
==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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===2014===
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{{MI HD51 2014}}
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===2012===
 
===2012===
 
====General====
 
====General====
 
:: ''See also: [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012]]''
  
Graves won election in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012|Michigan House of Representatives]] District 51. He defeated [[John Lauve]] in the August 7 Republican primary and defeated [[Steven Losey]] (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://miboecfr.nictusa.com/election/candlist/12PRI/12PRI_CL.HTM ''Michigan Department of State'' "2012 Unofficial Michigan Primary Candidate Listing," Accessed June 5, 2012]</ref>
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Graves won election in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012|Michigan House of Representatives]] District 51. He defeated [[John Lauve]] in the August 7 Republican primary and defeated [[Steven Losey]] (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://miboecfr.nictusa.com/election/candlist/12PRI/12PRI_CL.HTM ''Michigan Department of State'', "2012 Official Michigan Primary Candidate Listing," accessed June 5, 2012]</ref>
  
 
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:: ''See also: [[State legislative special elections, 2012]]
 
:: ''See also: [[State legislative special elections, 2012]]
  
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==Issues==
 
===2012===
 
====Debate====
 
 
On January 20, the District 51 candidates participated in a debate sponsored by the Flint Area League of Women Voters.<ref>[http://www.mlive.com/news/flint/index.ssf/2012/01/candidates_looking_to_replace_1.html ''MLive,'' "Candidates looking to replace former House Rep. Paul Scott in 51st District debate in Grand Blanc," January 20, 2012]</ref>
 
 
:*A video of the full debate can be found [http://lwvflintarea.org/51stdistrict.html here.]
 
  
 
==Scorecards==
 
==Scorecards==
 
===Tea Party Scorecard===
 
===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.<ref name="Tea3">[http://www.michiganvotes.org/VotingIndex.aspx?ID=736 ''Michigan Votes,'' "Tea Party Scorecard Jan 2011-Mar 2012," accessed June 22, 2012]</ref>
 
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.<ref name="Tea3">[http://www.michiganvotes.org/VotingIndex.aspx?ID=736 ''Michigan Votes,'' "Tea Party Scorecard Jan 2011-Mar 2012," accessed June 22, 2012]</ref>
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====January 2011 - March 2012====
 
====January 2011 - March 2012====
 
'''Joseph Graves''' received a '''60%''' rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.<ref name="Tea3"/>
 
'''Joseph Graves''' received a '''60%''' rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.<ref name="Tea3"/>
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==Endorsements==
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===2014===
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In 2014, Graves' endorsements included the following:
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*Right to Life of Michigan<ref>[https://secure.rtl.org/apps/elections/listing ''Right to Life of Michigan'', "Elections," accessed June 18, 2014]</ref>
  
 
==Recent news==
 
==Recent news==
This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term '''Joseph + Graves + Michigan + Legislature'''
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This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term '''Joseph + Graves + Michigan + Legislature'''
 
:''All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.''
 
:''All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.''
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==See also==
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*[[Michigan State Legislature]]
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*[[Michigan House of Representatives]]
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*[[Michigan House of Representatives#Standing committees|House Committees]]
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*[[Michigan state legislative districts]]
  
==External links==
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==Additional reading==
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*[http://www.facebook.com/pages/Steve-Losey-for-51st-District-State-Representative/202333023190264?sk=wall Tim Greimel, Campaign Facebook page]
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*[http://www.mlive.com/news/flint/index.ssf/2011/11/republicans_select_genesee_cou.html ''MLive,'' "Republicans select Genesee County Commissioner Joseph Graves for 51st District special election," November 22, 2011]
 
*[http://www.mlive.com/news/flint/index.ssf/2011/11/republicans_select_genesee_cou.html ''MLive,'' "Republicans select Genesee County Commissioner Joseph Graves for 51st District special election," November 22, 2011]
 
 
*[http://www.michamber.com/news/michigan-chamber-endorses-joe-graves-state-representative-51st-house-district Michigan Chamber of Commerce, "Michigan Chamber Endorses Joe Graves for State Representative in 51st House District," February 2, 2012]
 
*[http://www.michamber.com/news/michigan-chamber-endorses-joe-graves-state-representative-51st-house-district Michigan Chamber of Commerce, "Michigan Chamber Endorses Joe Graves for State Representative in 51st House District," February 2, 2012]
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==External links==
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*[http://voteforgraves.com/ Official campaign website]
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* [http://vote-mi.org/Intro.aspx?State=MI&Id=MIGravesJoseph Profile from Vote-USA]
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*[http://openstates.org/mi/legislators/MIL000151/joseph-graves/ Profile from Open States]
  
 
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Joseph Graves
Joseph Graves.jpg
Michigan House of Representatives, District 51
Incumbent
In office
2012- present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 2
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$71,685/year
Per diem$10,800 yearly expense allowance
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedFebruary 28, 2012
Term limits3 terms
Websites
(dead link) Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Joseph Graves is a Republican member of the Michigan House of Representatives, representing District 51. He was first elected to the chamber 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]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Graves served on the following committees:

Michigan Committee Assignments, 2012
Energy and Technology
Health Policy
Local Government
Military and Veterans Affairs

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Graves' website highlighted 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: "As a State Representative, I have made public safety a priority by voting to fund 2 new state police academies. These additional state troopers will help make sure that our most dangerous cities have additional police on the ground fighting crime to keep all of our communities safe."

2012 debate

On January 20, 2012, the House District 51 candidates participated in a debate sponsored by the Flint Area League of Women Voters.[3]

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

Elections

2014

See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Michigan House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election was held on August 5, 2014, and a general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was April 22, 2014. Ken Thomas was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Joseph Graves defeated Sheila Barr in the Republican primary. Graves defeated Thomas in the general election.[4][5][6]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 51 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJoseph Graves Incumbent 76.4% 4,688
Sheila Barr 23.6% 1,451
Total Votes 6,139

2012

General

See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012

Graves won election in the 2012 election for Michigan House of Representatives District 51. He defeated John Lauve in the August 7 Republican primary and defeated Steven Losey (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[7]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 51, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJoseph Graves Incumbent 54.3% 26,170
     Democratic Steven Losey 45.7% 22,001
Total Votes 48,171
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

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.[8][9][10]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 51, Special Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Steven Losey 42.4% 8,173
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJoseph Graves 53.4% 10,290
     Green Cary Neuville-Justice 4.2% 803
Total Votes 19,266

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Graves is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Graves raised a total of $30,047 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 10, 2013.[11]

Joseph Graves's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Michigan State House, District 51 Won $30,047
Grand Total Raised $30,047

2012

Graves won re-election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Graves raised a total of $30,047.
Michigan House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Joseph Graves's campaign in 2012
Callton Action Fund$2,500
Stamas Leadership Fund$1,500
Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association$1,400
Michigan Associated Builders & Contractors$1,375
DTE Energy$1,300
Total Raised in 2012$30,047
Source:Follow the Money

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.[12]

January 2011 - March 2012

Joseph Graves received a 60% rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.[12]

Endorsements

2014

In 2014, Graves' endorsements included the following:

  • Right to Life of Michigan[13]

Recent news

This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term Joseph + Graves + Michigan + Legislature

All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.

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See also

Additional reading

External links

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