Says, we’re approaching Common Core Review ‘with openness and are focused on getting the facts so that we can draw conclusions that will be helpful to the governor’
LITTLE ROCK –Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin today released the following statement after the conclusion of the first Little Rock hearing for the Governor’s Council on Common Core Review:
“We’ve got a lot of facts to gather, and today was a good start. There’s a lot of opinions, both for and against, and it’s going to take time to sift through the information. We’re approaching this with openness and are focused on getting the facts so that we can draw conclusions that will be helpful to the governor.
“I am pleased to say that we had a very productive first hearing, and the Council looks forward to the second Little Rock hearing on Wednesday, April 29.”
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.