Bio

DISTRICT
State Representative Joseph Graves was elected in February 2012 to serve the constituents of the 51st House district. The 51st district encompasses parts of Genesee County and Oakland County, including Argentine, Atlas, Fenton, Flushing, Gaines townships and the cities of Linden and Fenton. Within Oakland County Rep. Graves represents the townships of Groveland, Holly and Rose.

EDUCATION
Graves received a bachelor’s degree at Sienna Heights University and an MBA from Baker College.

PROFESSIONAL
Representative Graves owns J&D Select, a real estate, property management and engineering consulting business serving Genesee County. A long-time Genesee County resident, Graves also worked as an engineer at GM for 32 years.

PUBLIC OFFICES AND AFFILIATIONS
Prior to serving as a state representative, Graves served as a Genesee County Commissioner, as well as Argentine Township trustee and clerk.

PERSONAL
Graves is a U.S. Army Veteran and lives in Argentine Township with his wife Denise of 30 years. Graves has four children and 12 grandchildren, who all live in the 51st District.

COMMITTEES
Rep. Graves serves on the House Committees on Energy and Technology; Health Policy; Military and Veterans Affairs; Local Government; and Criminal Justice.