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Lieutenant Governor Griffin Reiterates Support for House Bill 1222

March 16, 2017

Griffin says House Bill 1222 'levels the playing field' for Arkansas parents and children

LITTLE ROCK – Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin today issued the following statement regarding House Bill 1222: 

"I believe that hardworking Arkansas parents and taxpayers are the best decision makers when it comes to their own money and their children's education, and they are desperate for more choices. House Bill 1222 levels the playing field by empowering parents with funds they can use to meet the specific educational needs of their children. I have supported House Bill 1222 since the day it was introduced, and I continue to support the amended version of the bill."

Click here to view a copy of a letter from Lieutenant Governor Griffin to Governor Hutchinson in support of House Bill 1222. 

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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