LITTLE ROCK – Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin today issued the following statement to commemorate the anniversary of September 11, 2001:
“On this solemn anniversary of 9/11, let us remember the many Americans who lost their lives in the horrific attacks of that day — including a friend who was on American Airlines Flight 77 when it hit the Pentagon — as well as the heroism and bravery displayed by those who put their lives in harm's way in response to those attacks. Let it also remind us of the strength, unity, and resolve our nation showed on 9/11 and in the difficult days that followed. As America and our allies continue the struggle against terrorism, we thank those who serve in our armed forces and continue to fight the war on terror.”
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.