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Lieutenant Governor Griffin Celebrates National School Choice Week

January 25, 2017

Griffin says, 'parents' voices should not be drowned out by a one-size-fits-all approach to education'

LITTLE ROCK – Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin today issued the following statement in celebration of National School Choice Week: 

“I am proud to stand with parents, students, educators, and leaders across our state and nation to celebrate National School Choice Week. Parents are the best decision makers for their children, and parents’ voices should not be drowned out by a one-size-fits-all approach to education. Variety and choice in education lead to competition; competition leads to innovation; and innovation leads to excellence—which means real results for Arkansas students. I am committed to empowering parents and expanding educational options so that all students have an opportunity to reach their full potential.” 

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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