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Griffin Applauds the Creation of Tax-Credit Scholarship “Investment in Arkansas Kids Program”

May 19, 2021

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Griffin Applauds the Creation of Tax-Credit Scholarship “Investment in Arkansas Kids Program”

Griffin says, ‘We must continue to foster a culture that puts students first...'

LITTLE ROCK – Lt. Governor Tim Griffin issued the statement below following the signing of SB 680/Act 904 into law: 

“I believe in school choice, and I am thrilled that this tax-credit scholarship program empowers parents to pick the best education option for their child. Our current one-size-fits-all education system means some families become trapped in a school that does not meet their individual needs simply because of zip code or family income. Act 904 provides educational freedom for up to 250 students to attend a school that allows them to reach their full potential. We must continue to foster a culture that puts students first, so one day every student in our state has the best chance to succeed."

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 25 years and currently holds the rank of 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 the Commander of the 134th Legal Operations Detachment (LOD) at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Prior to his current post, Griffin served as a senior legislative advisor to the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness at the Pentagon. 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.

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