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Griffin Joins Leaders from All Fifty States in Supporting Betsy DeVos for Secretary of Education

January 17, 2017

Says DeVos, 'has a proven track record of fighting for innovative education reforms. . . .'

LITTLE ROCK – Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin today issued the following statement regarding the nomination of Betsy DeVos for Secretary of Education: 

"I am proud to join state-level elected leaders from all fifty states in signing a letter to Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN), Chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, supporting Betsy DeVos' nomination for Secretary of Education. DeVos has a proven track record of fighting for innovative education reforms that meet the needs of individual students and families, rather than focusing on a one-size-fits-all approach to education. She has been a leader in the school reform movement for nearly thirty years and, once she is confirmed, I look forward to supporting DeVos' efforts to ensure that our nation's students receive an education that empowers them to reach their full potential." 

For a copy of the letter, click here

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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