January 15, 2018
LITTLE ROCK – Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin issued the following statement in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day:
“Today, all Arkansans and Americans reflect on the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. King’s dream that his children ‘will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character’ reminds me of God’s words in 1 Samuel 16:7, ‘For the Lord does not see as man sees; for man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.’”
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.