Adviser, NFRW Fundraising Committee
Cindy Graves was elected NFRW member-at-large at the 37th Biennial Convention in Louisville, Ky., and took office in January 2014. She is the director of NFRW Region 6, which includes Georgia, Louisiana, Missouri, Puerto Rico and South Carolina.
Previously, Graves served as president of the Florida Federation of Republican Women. She is the Republican state committeewoman of Duval County, elected on the ballot in 2008. At the Republican Party of Florida State Committee, she serves as chair RPOF Community Relations Committee and the vice chair RPOF 4th Congressional Caucus. Graves co-hosts a popular radio show, "What's the Buzz," on WBOB conservative talk radio in northeast Florida.
Graves has taken a leading role in campaign management for dozens of successful Florida Republicans. Recent and current political highlights include: member of the NFRW Fundraising Committee; Women for Marco Rubio statewide chair; Finance Committee Pam Bondi for Attorney General; chair of Women for Rick Scott and Jennifer Carroll Inaugural Women's Event; chair of 2009 NFRW Biennial Convention Youth Page Committee; Florida chair of NFRW Convention Finance Committee; Duval County Republican Volunteer of the Year; and, developer of many of FFRW's programs, including fundraising, communications and legislative advocacy.
In 2008, along with RNC co-chair Sharon Day, she was one of the strong FFRW women who built the nation's largest coalition in the cycle growing to 10,000. Her outspoken political views have landed her on radio and television shows coast-to-coast, including the national FOX News Morning Show for what became known as the "Oprah Boycott."
Prior to her present life of GOP politics, Graves' professional career virtually spanned the spectrum of publishing and marketing, including producing a number of weekly radio shows in support of various print projects and representing such organizations as the Miss America Organization, the New York Yankees, the Chicago Bulls, the San Jose Sharks and the New York Giants.
Graves and husband, Bobby, are the proud parents of four Republicans. She home schools her youngest son. They live in the Jacksonville area and enjoy fishing, hunting, cooking, the beach and, of course, retiring Democrats. A life-long children's advocate, Graves is active with Junior Achievement Girls and serves on the board Family Support Services of NE Florida.