LITTLE ROCK - Lieutenant Governor Griffin today issued the following statement after taking the Oath of Office to begin his second term:
"It is an honor to be sworn in for a second term as lieutenant governor, and I am thankful for the support and trust placed in me by my fellow Arkansans. I look forward to the opportunity of working with Gov. Asa Hutchinson and members of the General Assembly to continue my work to transform a state government that taxes too much and spends too much, lower the tax burden on hardworking Arkansans, and improve education by expanding school choice to help parents meet the individual needs of their children."
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 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.