LITTLE ROCK – Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin today issued the following statement after the signing of HB1763, the Transformation and Efficiencies Act of 2019, to reorganize and reduce state agencies:
“I applaud the Arkansas General Assembly for passing HB1763 to reorganize and reduce the number of state agencies. As Lieutenant Governor and Vice Chair of the Transformation Advisory Board, it has been an honor to support this commonsense plan to create a leaner, smarter state government. Arkansans expect a government that does more with less, and this plan will lead to better value for taxpayers and improve government services. Embracing transformation and reforming state government are critical to reducing spending, lowering Arkansas’s tax burden, and competing with other states for jobs and economic opportunity. I commend the work of Governor Asa Hutchinson, the Transformation Advisory Board, and the legislature for their hard work on this important bill."
About Lt. Governor Tim Griffin
He was elected lieutenant governor of Arkansas on November 4, 2014, and was re-elected for his second four-year term on November 6, 2018. 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. Griffin has served as an officer in the U.S. Army Reserve, Judge Advocate General's (JAG) Corps, for over 22 years and currently holds the rank of lieutenant colonel. He was recently selected for promotion to colonel. In 2005, Griffin was mobilized to active duty as an Army prosecutor at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, and served with the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) in Mosul, Iraq. He is currently serving as a senior legislative advisor to the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness at the Pentagon. Lieutenant Colonel Griffin holds 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 three children.