In the news: Reynolds Graves
Reynolds Graves has joined the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department as the director of government relations. In his role, he acts as a legislative and community policy advisor for sheriff Steven W. Tompkins and operates as an ombudsman for the Sheriff with all governmental and established civic and community organizations. Additionally, he maintains relationships with government officials and legislatively represents and protects the department’s interests while monitoring legislative and regulatory activity.
Prior to his work at the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department, Graves was a senior public affairs associate and lobbyist at Rasky Partners. There his work included the implementation of grassroots initiatives and the formation and execution of business development strategies in addition to representing clients’ interests before the Massachusetts Legislature, the Baker-Polito Administration and in city and town halls throughout the commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Before his time at Rasky Partners, Graves served as a deputy chief of staff to Boston City Councilor Tito Jackson, assistant director of personnel for Massachusetts Governor Deval L. Patrick, and was a field director for Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker’s 2014 campaign. During college, Graves interned in the United State Congress, at the U.S. Embassy in Cairo, Egypt and in the Obama White House in the office of Vice President Joe Biden. In January 2018, Graves launched Boston Gumbo, an open forum that seeks to bring Bostonians together around initiatives rooted in civic engagement current topics that shape the future of the city. Graves was born and raised in Grosse Pointe, Michigan and studied Political Science at the University of Massachusetts, Boston.