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Griffin Hires Deputy Legal Counsel and Communications Director

April 13, 2016

Says Grygar, ‘brings a broad professional and educational background,’ ‘will be an asset working with the legislature’

LITTLE ROCK – Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin today announced the hiring of Deputy Legal Counsel and Communications Director Katie Grygar:

“I am excited to welcome Katie Grygar to the team.  She brings a broad professional and educational background to the office, and she will be an asset working with the legislature.”

Grygar worked previously as an attorney at Jackson Walker, L.L.P. in Dallas, Texas.  She is a graduate of Northwestern University in Chicago and Washington University in St. Louis School of Law.  Grygar served as a staff assistant to former Missouri Republican Congressman Kenny Hulshof and worked in the press office of the McCain 2008 presidential campaign.  She also served as a Presidential speechwriting intern for President George W. Bush and as a Teach for America corp member in Kansas City, Missouri. 

“I am ready to hit the ground running during the legislative session and work hard to communicate Lieutenant Governor Griffin’s ideas about reforming government, reducing government spending, and growing jobs for Arkansans,” says Grygar.

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 19 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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