A Heartland Congressman makes a stop in Kirksville.
U.S. Representative Sam Graves made a campaign stop downtown Monday for informal visits to local businesses on the square, including Steve's Deli. Graves is the Chairman of the Small Business Committee in Washington.
If re-elected, Graves will represent the new Sixth Congressional District which will include 36 counties along the top one-third of Missouri including Adair County. With the changes, Graves will have district offices in Hannibal and St. Joseph along with mobile offices to get as much feedback as possible.
"Folks can come by and visit and see if there is something we need to do. So they will have access to my office," Graves said.
Graves said he enjoys going out and meeting people.
"This is what I enjoy more than anything else, just getting out there and meeting folks, know individuals, see small businesses," Graves said. "The Sixth District is expanding to 36 counties. I think it's fantastic because it is rural and has the kind of people I know. I'm enjoying the process of meeting people."
Graves also attended a lunch event at Rosie's Northtown CafÃ with local officials and supporters.
While in Kirksville, Graves also met with the presidents of Truman State University and A.T. Still University and visited Northeast Regional Medical Center.
His last event of the day was a fundraiser for Third District State Representative Candidate Nate Walker.