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Griffin Humbled by Support of Fellow Arkansans

Griffin: Arkansans are responding to “common sense conservative ideas that will grow good-paying jobs”

LITTLE ROCK – Second District Congressman Tim Griffin today won his party’s nomination for Lieutenant Governor in the 2014 primary election. Griffin, a Republican, released the following statement:

“I’m honored and humbled to have the trust and confidence of Arkansas voters and to be the Republican nominee for Lieutenant Governor. I appreciate the support and encouragement I have received from my fellow Arkansans. Voters in Arkansas are responding favorably to our common sense conservative ideas that will grow good-paying jobs through simpler, fairer tax laws and improved education to equip a highly skilled workforce. I will continue to spread this positive, pro-growth message as I campaign throughout the state.”

About Congressman Tim Griffin

Congressman Tim Griffin was re-elected as the 24th representative of Arkansas’s Second Congressional District on November 6, 2012. For the 113th Congress, he is a member of the House Committee on Ways and Means while also serving as an Assistant 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 17 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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