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Sam Graves
Sam Graves.jpg
U.S. House, Missouri, District 6
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 2001-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 13
PartyRepublican
PredecessorPat Danner (D)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 7, 2000
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$10,293,404
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Missouri State Senate
1995-2001
Missouri House of Representatives
1993-1995
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Missouri
Personal
BirthdayNovember 7, 1963
Place of birthTarkio, Missouri
ProfessionFarmer
Net worth$1,145,003
ReligionBaptist
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Sam Graves campaign logo
Samuel B. Graves, Jr. (b. November 7, 1963 in Tarkio, Missouri) is a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives representing Missouri's 6th congressional district. Graves was first elected to the House in 2000, and is currently serving his seventh consecutive term, having won re-election on November 6, 2012 by a margin of 32.5%.[1]

Graves began his political career as a Missouri State Representative in 1993. Following his first term, he was elected to to the Missouri State Senate in 1994 where he served until his election to the U.S. House of Representatives.[2]

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Graves is an average Republican member of Congress, meaning he will vote with the Republican Party on the majority of bills.


Biography

Graves was born in Tarkio, Missouri. He graduated from the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri with a degree in Agronomy.[2]

Career

Graves worked as a farmer and businessman before serving in the U.S. House of Representatives.[2]

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Graves serves on the following committees:[3]

2011-2012

Issues

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Sam Graves endorsed Rick Perry in the 2012 presidential election. [4]

Specific votes

Fiscal Cliff

Neutral/Abstain Graves did not cast a vote regarding the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels. The bill was passed in the House by a 257/167 vote on January 1, 2013.[5]

Elections

2012

Graves was seeking re-election in 2012. He defeated Bob Gough and Christopher Ryan in the Republican primary on August 7, 2012.[6] He was re-elected on November 6, 2012.[7]

U.S. House, Missouri District 6 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Kyle Yarber 32.5% 108,503
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSam Graves Incumbent 65% 216,906
     Libertarian Russ Lee Monchil 2.5% 8,279
Total Votes 333,688
Source: Missouri Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

Republican Primary Results

U.S. House, Missouri District 6 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngSam Graves 80.3% 59,388
Christopher Ryan 13.5% 9,945
Bob Gough 6.2% 4,598
Total Votes 73,931

Full history


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Graves is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Graves raised a total of $10,293,404 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 16, 2013.[14]

Sam Graves's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 U.S. House (Missouri, District 6) Won $1,357,980
2010 U.S. House (Missouri, District 6) Won $1,057,245
2008 U.S. House (Missouri, District 6) Won $2,626,310
2006 U.S. House (Missouri, District 6) Won $1,218,547
2004 U.S. House (Missouri, District 6) Won $1,691,981
2002 U.S. House (Missouri, District 6) Won $1,230,123
2000 U.S. House (Missouri, District 6) Won $1,111,218
Grand Total Raised $10,293,404

2012

Breakdown of the source of Graves's campaign funds before the 2012 election.

Graves won re-election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Graves's campaign committee raised a total of $1,526,893 and spent $1,016,702.[15]

2010

Breakdown of the source of Graves's campaign funds before the 2010 election.
Graves was re-elected to the U.S. House for a sixth term in 2010. His campaign committee raised a total of $1,057,245 and spent $1,071,726.[16]
U.S. House, Missouri District 6, 2010 - Sam Graves Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $1,057,245
Total Spent $1,071,726
Total Raised by General Election Opponent $9,461
Total Spent by General Election Opponent $9,394
Top contributors to Sam Graves's campaign committee
Bryan Cave LLP$12,888
Berkshire Hathaway$10,500
Aircraft Owners & Pilots Assn$10,000
American Bankers Assn$10,000
American College of Emergency Physicians$10,000
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee
Air Transport$65,999
Agricultural Services/Products$62,050
Crop Production & Basic Processing$46,000
Insurance$43,650
Railroads$38,000

Analysis

Lifetime voting record

See also: Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives

According to the website GovTrack, Graves missed 381 of 8,660 roll call votes from Jan 2001 to Apr 2013, which is 4.4% of votes during that period. This is worse than the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving.[17]

Ideology and leadership

See also: GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Graves is a "moderate Republican leader" as of May 2013.[18]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Graves paid his congressional staff a total of $847,564 in 2011. Overall, Missouri ranked 21st in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[19]

Net worth

See also: Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives

2011

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Graves's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $519,010 and $1,770,997. That averages to $1,145,003, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican Representatives in 2011 of $7,859,232. His average net worth increased by 3.3% from 2010.[20]

2010

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Graves' net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $515,013 to $1,700,998. That averages to a net worth of $1,108,005.50, which is lower than the average net worth of Republicans in 2010 of $7,561,133.[21]

National Journal vote ratings

See also: National Journal vote ratings

Each year, National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted, as compared to other members in the previous year. More information about the analysis process can be found on the vote ratings page.

2012

According to the data released in 2013, Graves was ranked the 49th most conservative representative during 2012.[22]

2011

According to the data released in 2012, Sam Graves was ranked the 136th most conservative representative during 2011.[23]

Percentage voting with party

May 2013

The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus. According to the website, Sam Graves has voted with the Republican Party 98.7% of the time, which ranked 47th among the 233 House Republican members as of May 2013.[24]

Recent news

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External links


References

  1. State of Missouri, "Nov. 6, 2012 General Election" (accessed May 30, 2013)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 U.S. House of Representatives, "Sam Graves official bio" (accessed May 30, 2013)
  3. CQ.com, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress"
  4. The Hill, "2012 GOP Lawmaker Endorsements for President," retrieved November 22, 2011
  5. U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
  6. AP Results "Missouri U.S. House Results" Accessed August 7, 2012
  7. ABC News "2012 General Election Results"
  8. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  9. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008," accessed March 28, 2013
  10. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2006," accessed March 28, 2013
  11. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2004," accessed March 28, 2013
  12. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 5, 2002," accessed March 28, 2013
  13. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2000," accessed March 28, 2013
  14. Open Secrets "Sam Graves" Accessed May 16, 2013
  15. Open Secrets "Sam Graves 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed February 13, 2013
  16. Open Secrets "Sam Graves 2010 Election Data," Accessed November 8, 2011
  17. GovTrack, "Sam Graves" Accessed March 26, 2013
  18. Gov Track "Graves" (accessed May 30, 2013
  19. LegiStorm, "Sam Graves," Accessed October 8, 2012
  20. OpenSecrets.org, "Sam Graves, (R-Mo), 2011"
  21. OpenSecrets.org, "Sam Graves (R-MO), 2010," Accessed October 8, 2012
  22. National Journal, "TABLE: House Liberal Scores by Issue Area," February 26, 2013
  23. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012
  24. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed June 6, 2013
Political offices
Preceded by
Pat Danner
U.S. House of Representatives - Missouri District 6
2001-Present
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Missouri State Senate
1995–2001
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Missouri House of Representatives
1993-1995
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