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Griffin Announces Appointment to Arkansas Ethics Commission

December 19, 2015

LITTLE ROCK –Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin today appointed Ashley Driver Younger to the Arkansas Ethics Commission and issued the following statement:

“Today, I appointed Ashley Driver Younger to the Arkansas Ethics Commission. Her broad range of experience will prove beneficial to the Commission. I congratulate Ashley, and I appreciate her willingness to serve Arkansans in this role.”

Younger will replace William C. Bird III. Her term will commence January 1, 2016 and expire December 31, 2020.

Ashley Younger issued the following statement:

“I am honored that Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin has selected me to serve in this important capacity. I look forward to serving the State of Arkansas as a member of the Arkansas Ethics Commission and will approach all aspects of my appointment with careful consideration and due diligence.”

About Ashley Driver Younger:

Younger is a 2010 cum laude graduate of the University of Arkansas School of Law. Currently, she serves as the executive director of Central Arkansas Rescue Efforts for Animals. In the spring of 2015, Younger joined the Office of Attorney General Leslie Rutledge as an assistant attorney general for the criminal division. Prior to her work at the attorney general’s office, Younger served as an attorney at Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard, PLLC. After completing law school, Younger served as a judicial clerk for the Honorable Richard D. Taylor, Chief Judge of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas. Younger is a member of the American Bar Association, the Arkansas Bar Association, and the Junior League of Little Rock.

About Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin

Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin was elected on November 4, 2014, and completed his second term as the 24th representative of Arkansas’s Second Congressional District. For the 113th Congress, he was a member of the House Committee on Ways and Means while also serving as a Deputy Whip for the Majority. In the 112th Congress, he served as a member of the House Armed Services Committee, the House Committee on Foreign Affairs and the House Committee on the Judiciary.

Griffin is a graduate of Magnolia High School, Hendrix College in Conway, Tulane Law School in New Orleans, and attended graduate school at Oxford University. He has served in the U.S. Army Reserve for 19 years, was deployed to Iraq with the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and holds the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He also served as U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas and Special Assistant to the President and Deputy Director of Political Affairs for President George W. Bush. Griffin lives in Little Rock with his wife Elizabeth, a Camden native, and their two children.

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