Graham is the Federal Member for Moreton. He was born in St George in Queensland in 1966 and is the seventh of ten children. He received a Diploma of Teaching in 1985 and taught for three years with Education Queensland on the Darling Downs and in far north Queensland, and for eight years in Catholic schools in Brisbane.
Graham was awarded a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in 1993 by the University of Queensland. He received his Bachelor of Laws from the Queensland University of Technology and was admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court in 1999.
Graham worked as an organiser with the Queensland Independent Education Union, and was later a Senior Policy Advisor with the Queensland Government and the Queensland Resources Council.
In 2004, Graham first contested the Federal seat of Moreton. He contested the seat again in 2007 and was successfully elected to the House of Representatives, being re-elected in 2010.
Graham is a keen reader writer and in 2008 published his first novel, The Twelfth Fish. He lives in Moorooka with his wife Lea and his two young sons.