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Griffin: Governor’s Selections for Council Will Provide Range of ‘Helpful Backgrounds and Perspectives’

March 13, 2015

Says, ‘Eager to work with each of the Governor’s 16 appointees’

LITTLE ROCK –Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin today issued the following statement after Governor Asa Hutchinson appointed the 16 members of the Governor’s Council on Common Core Review:

“Governor Hutchinson’s selections for his Council on Common Core Review will provide a range of helpful backgrounds and perspectives from all corners of the State. I am eager to work with each of the Governor’s 16 appointees. As Chairman, I will be releasing a schedule of council meetings after I have had an opportunity to speak with the other members.”

About Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin

Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin was elected on November 4, 2014, and completed his second term 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 18 years, was deployed to Iraq with the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and holds the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. 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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