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Griffin Hires New Deputy Chief of Staff and Communications Director

November 01, 2017

LITTLE ROCK – Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin today announced the hiring of Deputy Chief of Staff Ben Gilmore:

“I am excited to welcome Ben Gilmore to my team.  Ben has an unwavering passion for the people of Arkansas, and he has distinguished himself as a tireless advocate for Arkansas during his tenure with Congressman Westerman. Ben understands the importance of reforming state government and lowering the tax burden on hardworking Arkansans.”

Prior to joining the Lieutenant Governor's office, Ben worked as Field Representative for U.S. Representative Bruce Westerman (AR-04), performing multiple roles including communications and special projects. Previously, he managed public relations for the Crossett Public Library, working to expand arts and education throughout the region. He attended the University of Arkansas at Monticello.

“I am grateful for the opportunity to be joining Lieutenant Governor Griffin's office and look forward to working with him as he advocates for Arkansans,” said Ben.

About Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin

Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin was elected on November 4, 2014. From 2011-2015, Griffin served 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 20 years, was deployed to Iraq with the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and holds the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. Lieutenant Colonel Griffin is currently pursuing a master’s degree in strategic studies from the U.S. Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania. 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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