JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Missouri Farm Bureau’s Northern Regional Endorsement Committee has endorsed Congressman Sam Graves for re-election in Missouri’s Sixth Congressional District. Trustees interviewed Graves in St. Joseph on August 29 and voted unanimously to endorse his re-election bid.

Now in his ninth term, Graves has served in Congress since 2001. He is a member of the House Committee on Armed Services and chairs the House Subcommittee on Highways and Transit. Graves is a sixth-generation farmer from Tarkio.

Darrell Aldrich, chairman of the Northern Regional Endorsement Committee, said Graves is a Farm Bureau member who understands the organization’s priorities. He has a 93 percent voting record with Farm Bureau.

“As a farmer himself, Sam understands the challenges we face in Missouri agriculture,” Aldrich said. “His position on the Highways and Transit Committee has also been critical in advocating for our rural roads and bridges.”

PAC trustees on Regional Endorsement Committees are selected by their county Farm Bureau organizations. The trustees interview candidates running in the general election, review voting records and written questionnaires and seek their positions on issues.