I'm honored to call Paul Graves my oldest son. Since he was a child, I knew God would use him to serve others. His decision to run for State Representative came as no surprise to those of us who know him well. I wanted to share a few stories with you about the Paul I know.
Growing up, every 4th of July (his favorite holiday), he would sit down and watch Mr. Smith Goes to Washington. It seemed an odd tradition at the time, but I couldn't help but think that, maybe one day, he could be Mr. Smith! This Tuesday, we have the opportunity to elect him to the State Legislature. Mr. Graves Goes to Olympia has a better ring to it
When Paul was in high school, he wrote an article for his school paper. He said he listened to his fellow students saying their parents owed them things (i.e. a car or a college education). He wondered how anyone could possibly think that way, considering all the things they had been given. I knew he would never be one of the entitled but a hardworking contributor to society.
He's shown that work ethic throughout this campaign. He's knocked on almost 20,000 doors. He'll talk to anyone who wants to know more about him. And he does it all with a cheerful heart and a positive attitude. These are exactly the qualities we should desire in our elected leaders.
I am so proud of him. He walks the talk and is running for State Representative for all the right reasons. He deserves your vote and your support.
I'm busy working on my blog posts. Watch this space!