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Griffin Immediately Gets to Work with the Governor’s Council on Common Core Review, Announces Initial Listening Tour and Hearing Dates

March 20, 2015

LITTLE ROCK –Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin today announced initial listening tour and hearing dates for the Governor’s Council on Common Core Review and released the following statement:

“The Council is already hard at work, and I look forward to traveling the state and listening to the views of all Arkansans,” Griffin said.

Lieutenant Governor Griffin and the Governor’s Council on Common Core Review will host a series of meetings to hear from Arkansans as they share their views on the Common Core State Standards. Griffin and the Council will go on a listening tour across the state, as well as meet in Little Rock for all-day hearings. Further details will be announced in the coming weeks.

Little Rock Hearing Dates:

  • Monday, April 20
  • Wednesday, April 29
  • Wednesday, May 6
  • Wednesday, May 13
  • Wednesday, May 20

Listening Tour Dates:

  • Tuesday, April 21
  • Thursday, April 30
  • Tuesday, May 5
  • Thursday, May 14
  • Tuesday, May 19

Additional dates will be announced later.

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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