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Griffin: Independence Day Is about Celebrating History and the Freedom We Enjoy

July 04, 2016

Says, ‘. . . freedom isn't simply part of a history lesson’ but is ‘how we live our lives’

LITTLE ROCK – Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin today issued the following statement in celebration of Independence Day:

“Independence Day is not only about the freedom won more than two centuries ago, but also about the freedom we enjoy today as we work, play, worship, travel, learn, and say what’s on our minds. Today, as we celebrate the genius of the Founding Fathers and the men and women who fought to secure our freedom, let's remind each other that our freedom isn't simply part of a history lesson; it is how we live our lives. Have a blessed Independence Day. Be safe and have fun!”

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 Masters 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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