Steven A. McGraw, Sr. has served as Roanoke County's Clerk of the Circuit Court since 1992. A native of Roanoke Valley, he has been an active participant in local government since 1983 when he was elected to Roanoke County's Board of Supervisors. During his tenure as a Supervisor for Roanoke County, Mr. McGraw served as Chairman of the Board in 1985 and 1991.
Prior to his election as Clerk, Mr. McGraw worked as a real estate broker at Hall Associates, Inc. where he was a two-time recipient of the Platinum Award. In addition to his realty career, Mr. McGraw has also served as a social worker for Roanoke City, and he has owned and operated a restaurant.
An active member of the community, Mr. McGraw served as President of the Virginia Court Clerks' Association in 2001. He has also held principal leadership roles in the Kiwanis Club of Roanoke, Virginia, Inc., Virginia Association of Counties and the Blue Ridge Region of Virginia, Inc. Mr. McGraw served on the Board of Directors for the Salem-Roanoke County Chamber of Commerce during 1983, and he was Co-Chairman of the Salem Downtown Merchant's Association in 1982. In 1986, Virginia's Governor appointed him to a four-year term on the Grayson Commission, which studied local government structures and relationships.
Mr. McGraw holds an associate arts degree from Virginia Western Community College, and a bachelors of arts in Political Science from Virginia Tech. In 1981 he earned his masters in personnel administration from Lynchburg College.
A certified SCUBA diver with a third degree black belt in Taekwondo (Korean style karate), Mr. McGraw is an avid outdoorsman, who enjoys all manner of water sports, camping, hiking and other activities. He also enjoys reading, writing and travel, especially on his motorcycle!. Mr. McGraw and his wife Sharon have two sons.