Scott Graves

Principal

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Scott Graves is a Principal at Williams & Jensen.

Professional background

Graves brings over 12 years of experience crafting public policy having served as majority staff director at the House Committee on Agriculture under Chairman Mike Conaway (R-TX). He previously served as Rep. Conaway’s chief of staff and handled food and agriculture issues for the congressman since his first term in 2003. He also advised the congressman, who served as Chairman of the House Committee on Ethics in the 113th Congress, on the Ethics Committee’s decisions on whether to recommend legislative or administrative actions for Members of Congress and employees of the House of Representatives.

Throughout his career on Capitol Hill, Graves worked closely with House leadership and their staff on major legislative initiatives and is widely recognized by the agriculture industry as a strategic and effective voice for agriculture. He played an important role in crafting the 2008 and 2014 farm bills and helped guide the focus of the 114th and 115th Congresses to issues that will be pivotal in the next farm bill. Graves has a particular interest in traditional farm policy, derivatives markets oversight of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, and domestic food assistance through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), as well global issues like U.S. food aid and food waste.

Graves has been directly involved in more than a dozen House campaigns around the country and in 2010 created FARM Night, For and Republican Majority, a joint fundraising committee that supports new members of the House Agriculture Committee. Under Graves’s leadership, 60 PACs and individuals pledged their support, assisting more than 30 members of the House and raising nearly $2 million.

Education

  • Texas Tech University, B.S.
  • National Defense University, M.A. in Strategic Security Studies

Not licensed to practice law.