David Graves Gets Challenged

With multiple sources confirming it, State Representative David Graves (R-Macon) can expect competition in House District 137 for 2006. Graves, who was charged with DUI in both 2004 and 2005, in addition to undergoing a divorce riddled with mess and gossip among the Macon Country Club set, will most likely face Dale Washburn of Macon and possibly two other candidates.

The 137th encompasses most of Bibb County’s unincorporated areas and is a solid Republican district.


  1. Hissy Fit says:

    Please. Getting rid of David Graves will not do Macon ANY good in the legislature. Just when y’all get someone with a little clout, you want him voted out?! He has the ear of Mark Burkhalter and the support of the Speaker. Yeah, that would be nice and quite beneficial. Replace him with someone with no seniority and see what that will do.

    Regardless of his divorce or the DUIs, Graves is respected amongst his peers and can get things done.

  2. Bill Simon says:

    So, let me get this straight: We’re a “family-values” oriented party, but if some elected member is a louse, we ignore that?

    Betcha if Graves was the pillar of his community BUT gay, you folks would be all out to get thim.

  3. albert says:

    Bill, That is precisely why Graves will have opposition. Frankly, if we expect to maintain the moral authority in our ideas we need to support candidates who are of that mind.

    You sure have something about gay issues. Get over it.

  4. Tater Tate says:

    Graves may be a nice guy, but in my neck of the woods this would hurt him, perhaps kill his political career.

    Perhaps he will not run if the heat gets to hot.

    Wonder what the Governor and Speaker will do in a case like this? It may be a test of our commitment to “family values.”

    Should someone quietly tell him to hang it up?

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