Rep. Graves honors local fallen hero during service at special House session

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Joseph Graves (at podium) reads off the name of U.S. Army Sgt. Michael S. Yachanin, of Fenton, to the House chamber on Thursday during a Michigan House session commemorating the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. Yachanin, who died on Oct. 6, 2017, was memorialized with other first responders and members of the…

Rep. Graves welcomes State Fair Scholarship winner to Capitol

State Rep. Joe Graves greeted Dallas Richards of Holly as his guest on the House floor. Dallas was awarded a scholarship at the Michigan State Fair, which celebrates the positive aspects of rural and urban agriculture, business and industry in Michigan.

Local first responders join Rep. Graves for annual Sept. 11 service

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Joseph Graves, of Argentine Township, today was joined by Linden Fire Chief Brian Will and Fenton Police Chief Jason Slater as his guests for the Michigan House’s annual Sept. 11 Memorial Service at the Capitol. The ceremony remembers first responders and members of the military from Michigan who died in the…

Rep. Graves welcomes local pastor to lead House invocation

State Rep. Joe Graves of Argentine Township, right, welcomed Pastor Rob Prince, center, to the state Capitol to give today’s invocation for the Michigan House of Representatives. Prince is the lead pastor at the Central Church of the Nazarene in Flint. They were joined at the rostrum by Speaker Tom Leonard.

Local businessman joins Graves for State of the State

State Rep. Joseph Graves, R-Argentine Township, invited local businessman Fred Hensler as his guest on the House floor during Gov. Rick Snyder’s State of the State address, where the governor discusses priorities for the coming year. Graves is allowed to invite one guest to join him on the floor for the address.

Rep. Graves invites Linden guest to State of the State

Rep. Joseph Graves, second from right, attended the 2016 State of the State address with Dick Laing, right, a constituent of the 51st district from Linden. Following the address, Rep. Graves, R-Argentine Township, said he is ready for a busy new year. “There is a lot of work to do in 2016,” Rep. Graves said….

Organized Retail Crime bill signing

State Rep. Joe Graves at a ceremonial bill signing for his Organized Retail Crime legislation. Rep. Graves is pictured with Gov. Snyder and individuals who were instrumental in helping get this legislation through including our local assistant prosecutor, individuals who work on loss prevention/security at Walmart and Target, AT&T officials, The Retailers Association and my…

Graves named Legislator of the Year

State Rep. Joseph Graves has been named Legislator of the Year for 2012 by the Michigan Retailers Association. The organization highlighted Rep. Graves’ efforts fighting organized crimes against retailers in Michigan. Gov. Snyder signed Graves’ legislation, House Bills 5843 and 5902 on Dec. 31, 2012, strengthening penalties for organized crime against retailers, including a provision…

State of the State 2013

State Rep. Joseph Graves and his guest, Linden CPA Tom Taylor, in the House Chamber prior to Gov. Snyder’s 2013 State of the State address.

Being sworn into office

State Rep. Joseph Graves is sworn into office by Lt. Gov Brian Calley as his family looks on.

Swearing In 2013

State Rep. Joseph Graves with Gov. Rick Snyder and his family on Swearing in Day 2013