Sen. Bob Graham is the former two–term governor of Florida and served for 18 years in the United States Senate. This is combined with 12 years in the Florida legislature for a total of 38 years of public service. Graham retired from public service in January 2005, following his presidential campaign in 2004.
Graham is recognized for his leadership on issues ranging from education, economic development, healthcare, environmental preservation and his service on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence — including 18 months as chairman in 2001–2002. Currently he is chairman of the WMD Center, a 501c3 not for profit research organization, co-chair of Oil Spill Commission Action project, is a member of the board of directors of several companies, and is the chair of the Board of Overseers of the Bob Graham Center for Public Service at the University of Florida.
Sen. Graham is also the author of several books including “Intelligence Matters,” about 9/11 and the run up to the Iraq War from the perspective of the chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, “America: The Owner’s Manual,” which teaches the skills of civic participation, and “Keys to the Kingdom,” a novel of suspense which draws upon his background in government and intelligence.