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Tim Griffin Wins AETN Debate

Discussed specific policies to grow jobs and compete

CONWAY – Second District Congressman Tim Griffin, Republican candidate for Lieutenant Governor, today participated in the AETN Lieutenant Governor Debate at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway. Griffin discussed his common sense, conservative ideas to reform government and take Arkansas in a better direction. Griffin also rebutted misleading attacks from his Democrat opponent who attacked Griffin to distract from his own record.

Griffin released the following statement:

“Today, Arkansans saw that there is a clear choice in this election—a choice between a common sense, conservative with a proven record and ideas that will help Arkansas grow jobs and compete or President Obama’s preferred candidate who says he is for jobs but has no specific ideas to create them. Democrat John Burkhalter supports the ultimate anti-jobs policy: Barack Obama’s agenda.

“I want to be an advocate for permanent policies that help Arkansas grow jobs and compete with other states. I believe the only way to increase job growth significantly is to change our laws in a number of areas, including: bold tax reform, a top-to-bottom review of each and every state agency and the development of a parallel path of excellence that educates and trains highly skilled workers, beginning in junior high school and continuing in a two-year college or technical school.”

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 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.

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