Graham Shepard

Board of Mayor & Aldermen
Title: Alderman
Phone: 6159832778

Graham and his wife, Ruchanee, moved to Thompson’s Station in 2007. They live in Tollgate Village, have 5 children, and have been married more than 30 years. Graham was raised in Reading, Pennsylvania, and has a diverse background in terms of education and work experience. He earned a BA in Political Science from Albright College and subsequently earned 3 masters degrees:
  • MA in Political Science, Northern Illinois University
  • MBA in Business Administration, University of Texas at Austin
  • MS in Management of Information Technology, University of Virginia
Graham is a U.S. Army veteran and served as an officer and paratrooper. Other work experience includes service in the private and public sectors, as well as for a non-profit organization:
  • Finance Manager for Nissan North America, current occupation and employer
  • Information Technology Manager for Capital One
  • IT Finance Consultant for Northrop Grumman
  • Software Development Project Manager for Texas Education Agency
  • Warehouse Manager for Capital Area Food Bank
Graham is a fiscal conservative who advocates low taxes, small government, and the wise investment of tax dollars. His vision is to ensure Thompson’s Station maintains its “small town” feel and rural character. He supports new commercial and residential development that improves quality of life and property values and opposes new development that degrades them.

Graham also is a consumer choice advocate who thinks no Thompson’s Station resident should be forced to pay a monthly fee for television, telephone, or internet services they do not want. He believes all residents should have the choice to purchase telecommunication services from multiple vendors.

Graham enjoys swimming, biking, and running. He is a triathlete and completed Ironman Lake Placid 3 times. 

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