Thomas E. Graves
Board of Directors, District 7
Counties: Culpeper, Fairfax, Fauquier, King George, Madison, Orange, Prince William, Spotsylvania and Stafford
Orange County beef producer Thomas E. Graves of Orange was elected to a fourth term on the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation board of directors in November 2017.
Graves is chairman of the VFBF Legislative Advisory Committee and Soybean & Feed Grains & Grain Marketing Advisory Committee and vice chairman of the VFBF Forestry Advisory Committee. He also is a member of the VFBF Budget and Audit Committee. He is a charter director of the State Fair of Virginia and serves on the Commonwealth Fairs & Events Inc. board.
He served on the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation AgPAC board of trustees for seven years and the VFBF AgPAC executive committee for two years. He served four years on the American Farm Bureau Federation Forestry Advisory Committee and also worked with AFBF and VFBF to hold the first Farm Bureau-sponsored campaign school for citizens running for public office in Virginia.
Graves is a past president and past board member of Orange County Farm Bureau.
He also served four years on the Orange County Board of Supervisors. He is chairman of the Dogwood Village Senior Living Inc. board and serves on the boards of the Dogwood Village Foundation and Dogwood Village Health and Rehab. He is a past president and past board member of the Orange County Fair Association Inc.
Graves and his family operate a 1,500-acre beef cattle farm. He and his wife, Jenny, have two children and five grandchildren. He attends Macedonia Christian Church.