“The Framers of the U.S. Constitution and the Judiciary”
Bill Graves was elected District Judge of Oklahoma County in 2006 and was re-elected in 2010 and 2014. He has handled probate, civil and criminal dockets. Judge Graves was a candidate for re-election as District Judge in 2018. He was defeated by Susan Stallings
Judge Graves, a former Legislator, promised when he first ran for judge that he would not legislate from the bench, but adjudicate the laws as written.
Judge Graves and his wife Connie have six children and thirteen grandchildren. They are devoted Christians and attend Faith Bible Church in Edmond.
Judge Graves graduated from Putnam City Highschool. He is a University of Oklahoma graduate with a Bachelor’s degree in journalism and of Oklahoma City University Law School. He previously was a practicing lawyer who won cases, among others, regulating abortion clinics and protecting home education.
Bill served in the Oklahoma House of Representatives for 24 years and authored laws, among others, allowing voluntary prayer and requiring the teaching of the U.S. Constitution in public schools, strengthening death penalty laws, and protecting home education. He was named Best Legislator four different times by conservative groups, and won Phyllis Schlafly’s 2003 Eagle Award.
Oklahoma County Court Clerk, Rick Warren, presides over the largest, and busiest, Court Clerk’s office in the state. Approximately 120,000 new court cases are filed in Oklahoma County annually, more than any other state, local or federal court in Oklahoma.