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Griffin Testifies for Office Budget that Cuts Spending by Over 15%, Reduces Staff Slots by 25%

March 10, 2016

Says, ‘the reorganization focuses on better serving Arkansans and reflects my responsibility to do more, spend less’

LITTLE ROCK – Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin issued the following statement regarding his testimony in favor of his budget for the Office of Lieutenant Governor:

“Today, I testified for my budget for the Office of Lieutenant Governor to the Joint Budget Committee that reduces my overall budget by over 15%, a savings of over $62,000, and reduces the number of staff slots in the Office of Lieutenant Governor by 25%. The reorganization focuses on better serving Arkansans and reflects my responsibility to do more, spend less.”

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 19 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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