Looking back, they probably weren’t normal summer vacations but, for Garret, working in his family’s business during school breaks helped shape his life. Being a firsthand participant to the struggles of small family business in the late 70’s, 80’s and 90’s taught Garret about the make or break role government and a healthy economy can play. Good policy can get you out of a recession. He knows what it’s like to have to pay taxes, cover employee health insurance, and fight through mounds of paperwork just to get a site ready for construction…just to be able to put food on the table.
To this day, that is why Garret became a small government, free market, pro-business conservative, and jumped at the opportunity to work in Washington to make the Federal government more accountable and less of an obstacle to small businesses.
A Baton Rouge native, Garret grew up in the Catholic Church. He is a husband, a father of three, and an avid outdoorsman. He’s committed to protecting South Louisiana’s values, culture, and way of life. Over the past twenty years, he’s worked across South Louisiana, inside and outside the 6th district, from the Capital Region, River Region and Bayou Region, to help families find security and a path to prosperity. In Garret’s case, it is not rhetoric, but a solid record of running over bureaucratic obstacles to get things done.
As the next Congressman, Garret Graves will use his experience from both the private and public sector to restore our conservative principles to Washington. From cutting spending and balancing the budget, to repealing Obama’s agenda and returning power back to the states, Garret will be a leader in solving the problems that career politicians have kicked down the road for far too long.