Representative Sam Graves is currently serving his fifth term as Congressman for the Sixth district of Missouri. 

As a small businessman and a sixth generation family farmer, Sam has spent his life working to make Missouri a better place to live, work, and raise a family.  He attended the University of Missouri-Columbia, where he received a Bachelor’s degree in Agronomy from the School of Agriculture.  In 1992, before his election to the U.S. House of Representatives, he served as a Missouri State Representative.  Sam was elected State Senator for Missouri’s 12th Senatorial District in 1994 and was re-elected in 1998.  In January, 2009, he became Ranking Member of the House Committee on Small Business. 

Sam's leadership has been recognized by organizations such as the Missouri Chamber of Commerce, the Small Business Development Corporation, and the Missouri State Medical Association.  He has received the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Spirit of Enterprise Award multiple times and has been named a Guardian of Small Business by the National Federation of Independent Business.