After winning the Ninth District Special Election Run-off last Tuesday, Congressman-elect Tom Graves is set to be sworn in this evening. Press release below.
(RANGER GA) – Congressman-elect Tom Graves will officially be sworn-in on Monday evening in a ceremony on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives. The oath of office will be administered to Congressman-elect Graves by the Speaker of the House after the first series of votes Monday evening. Votes are expected to begin at approximately 6:30 p.m.
Media interested in attending the swearing-in ceremony should contact Tim Baker at (770) 519-6375 or [email protected].
WHO: Congressman-elect Tom Graves
WHAT: Official Swearing-In Ceremony
WHEN: Monday, June 14, 2010, approximately 6:30 pm
WHERE: U.S. House of Representatives, The Capitol Building in Washington, DCGraves was elected to the U.S. Congress in a special election on June 8th, 2010, to fill the 9th District’s unexpired term. Graves previously served four terms in the Georgia House of Representatives and is recognized statewide as a conservative leader. He received a 2009 “National Legislator of the Year” from the American Legislative Exchange Council, a 2009 “Guardian of Small Business” Award from the National Federation of Independent Business, the 2009 “Legislator of the Year” Award from the Georgia Retail Association, the 2009 “Legislator of the Year” from the 9th Congressional District of Georgia and was nationally recognized as the “Legislative Entrepreneur of the Year Award” by the Freedom Works Foundation for his tireless effort to stem the tide of expansive government and reduce the tax burden on Georgians. Georgia Trend named Graves to its 2009 “40 under 40, Georgia’s Best and the Brightest.”
Graves grew up in White, Georgia and graduated from the University of Georgia, where he earned a Bachelors of Business Administration in Finance. Graves is a small businessman, past member of the Gordon County Board of Elections and an active member of the Gordon County Chamber of Commerce. He is married to Julie, a native of Marietta, and the couple has three children, JoAnn, John and Janey. They attend the Belmont Baptist Church in Calhoun.