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Senators Bledsoe and Hendren Named Griffin Benton County Co-Chairs

Senators join Congressman Womack’s previous endorsement of Griffin for Lieutenant Governor

LITTLE ROCK – State Senator Cecile Bledsoe (R-Rogers) and state Senator Jim Hendren (R-Gravette) today announced their official endorsements of Congressman Tim Griffin in the race for lieutenant governor and were named the campaign’s co-chairs for Benton County:

Senator Bledsoe said, “As an Arkansas congressman, Tim has proven himself to be a true and courageous leader – and our state continues to need his leadership. That’s why I’m delighted to support him as our next lieutenant governor and can’t wait to work with him to move Arkansas forward. I am ready to do whatever I can as a Benton County co-chair to see that he’s elected.”

Senator Hendren said, “Tim is a fellow veteran with the right knowledge, experience and skill set for effective public service. I have been impressed with his common sense conservative approach as he has represented Arkansans in Washington for the past three and a half years, and I know he will bring the very same dedication to the office of lieutenant governor. I am honored to join Senator Bledsoe as a co-chair for Tim’s campaign in Benton County.”

“I’m honored to have Cecile and Jim’s endorsement in this race. To receive the support of these committed Northwest Arkansas legislators is humbling,” said Griffin. “They have my respect, and I am excited to have them on my campaign’s leadership team. Together, we will work to help Arkansas compete economically and grow good-paying jobs.”

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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