‘we must express our gratitude to the men and women who have served our great nation in extraordinary ways’
LITTLE ROCK –Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin today issued the following statement in honor of Veterans Day:
“Not only as Lieutenant Governor but as a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Army Reserve, I honor and thank all of my fellow veterans for their bravery, service, and commitment to ensure America's freedom. Today and throughout the year, we must express our gratitude to the men and women who have served our great nation in extraordinary ways. Let us also take time to recognize the families of our nation's veterans and the commitment and sacrifice required of them.”
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 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.