PANAMA CITY, Fla. - Rep. Gwen Graham's term in Congress is coming to an end in January, but she is still continuing her workdays around Northwest Florida.
Graham served as a guest civics teacher at Jinks Middle School Monday. She spoke with the sixth and eighth graders about her father former U.S. Senator and Florida Governor Bob Graham's legacy of public service.
She also spoke about her role in congress and the process of passing bills.
Graham said the main point she wanted to get across to the young students is that we can all work together.
"I really believe the best can be done when you bring people together, and so I when I get a chance to talk to young people, I always stress that even when you disagree with someone, that doesn't mean you can be their friend. That doesn't mean you can't work together. That doesn't mean you can't bring two different positions together and have the best outcome," she said.
Graham said she has been working with her successor Neal Dunn to create a smooth transition for the district in January. She chose to not seek re-election after state restricting but is seriously considering running for Florida governor in 2018.
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