LITTLE ROCK – Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin mourned the passing of music legend and native Arkansan Glen Campbell with the following statement:
"I am saddened by the passing of Arkansas's very own, music and entertainment legend Glen Campbell. Glen's music and in it the authenticity of Arkansas touched people all around the world. When he was at his musical peak in the mid 1970s, I had the unforgettable opportunity to ride with my grandmother, her neighbor and my mother from Magnolia to visit Glen Campbell's parents at their home in Delight. When we pulled up on a hot summer day, Glen's father was displaying a 49 pound catfish hanging from a tree. He took us inside and showed us photos and keepsakes from Glen's skyrocketing career. Glen's parents were proud of him then as we all are today. RIP Glen. Arkansas and indeed the world will think of you often as we continue to enjoy your musical legacy."
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.