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Griffin ‘Excited and Grateful’ for New Opportunity

January 13, 2015

 Says, ‘An honor to continue serving this great State and work with Governor Hutchinson and the General Assembly’

LITTLE ROCK –Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin today issued the following statement after taking the Oath of Office:

“I am excited and grateful to be your Lieutenant Governor. It is an honor to continue serving this great State and a privilege to work with Governor Hutchinson and the 90th General Assembly during this session. I am thankful for the support and trust of my fellow Arkansans.

“As your Lieutenant Governor, I will be an advocate for job growth, education, bold tax reform and a top to bottom review of each and every state agency. We can and must do better, and I am ready to get to work for all Arkansans so we can grow jobs and compete.”

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 and Tulane Law School in New Orleans, and attended graduate school at Oxford University. He has served in the U.S. Army Reserve for 18 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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