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Griffin Listens to Mississippi County School Choice Supporters

October 02, 2015

Says, will ‘work to expand and improve our school choice law’

LITTLE ROCK – Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin issued the following statement after listening to parents and other concerned citizens regarding school choice in Mississippi County:

“Today, I had the opportunity to hear from parents and other concerned citizens regarding school choice in Mississippi County. School choice works because it fosters competition which leads to innovation resulting in excellence. Parents should have a choice in where they send their kids to school.  I assured the folks in Mississippi County that I will continue to advocate for school choice and work to expand and improve our school choice law."

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 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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