Says, ‘let’s build on the recent progress we have made by dreaming big and acting boldly’
LITTLE ROCK –Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin today issued the following statement on Tax Day 2015:
“Tax Day reminds us that the tax burden on Arkansas families and businesses is too great, especially compared to other states. To help us grow jobs and compete, we must enact bold tax reform. We need tax reform that simplifies the code, closes loopholes and lowers rates across the board. Let's build on the recent progress we have made by dreaming big and acting boldly."
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.