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Griffin Receives Endorsement of the Arkansas State Firefighters Association

Honored to have the support of critical first responders


LITTLE ROCK – Second District Congressman Tim Griffin today received the endorsement of the Arkansas State Firefighters Association (ASFA) in his race for Lieutenant Governor. Griffin, a Republican, released the following statement:

“I am honored to have earned the support of the Arkansas State Firefighters Association. Since being elected to Congress, I have continually listened to and worked with the firefighters throughout Arkansas’s Second Congressional District to make sure their needs are met and our neighborhoods remain safe. I will continue to advocate on behalf of our first responders who sacrifice so much, many times above and beyond the call of duty, for our local communities.”

Greg Gray, Legislative Chairman of the Arkansas State Firefighters Association, said, “We, the Arkansas State Firefighters Association, endorse and fully support Representative Tim Griffin for Lieutenant Governor. He has supported numerous Fire Act Grant applications that Arkansas Fire Departments in his Second Congressional District have submitted. These grants help local communities receive much needed fire equipment. In many cases, this equipment  would not be possible without the support of Representative Griffin. He sees and understands the needs of local communities and fire departments. We believe Tim Griffin understands what is important to Arkansans; good paying jobs, strong families and a community that supports its first responders. We saw this when Congressman Griffin came and spoke to us. We hope you do too.”

To read the full endorsement letter from the Arkansas State Firefighters Association, click here.

The Arkansas State Firefighters Association was founded in 1920. The ASFA represents over 2,500 paid and volunteer firefighters in the State of Arkansas.

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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