FROM Campaign Blog, 04/15/14 Share
Garret Graves, who entered the race for Louisiana's 6th congressional district just over a month ago, filed his first campaign financial report with the Federal Elections Commission today. The report shows that Graves' campaign surpassed its own financial goals by raising $320,827 and having $312,631 cash on hand.
"We are meeting with people all over the district and our message is resonating," says Graves. "Louisianians want to see an end to the partisan fighting and have Congress do its job."
Garret Graves previously served as Chair of the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority of Louisiana (CPRA). In six years, Graves eliminated decades of repetitive studies, wasteful spending, bloated bureaucracy and red tape. In carrying out his vision for hurricane protection, coastal restoration and flood control, the state protected more homes, businesses and jobs that ever before.
Graves is a Baton Rouge native, is married and has three children. Prior to his time at the CPRA, Graves spent his early career as an advisory to Senators David Vitter and John Breaux, and Congressman Billy Tauzin working on bipartisan solutions to problems affecting Louisiana.