Says, He is ‘grateful’ and ‘humbled’…’The voters made their voice loud and clear’
LITTLE ROCK – Lt. Governor Tim Griffin released the following statement after media outlets declared him the winner of the the Republican race for Attorney General:
“I am grateful to the voters of Arkansas and humbled by the opportunity to be the Republican nominee for Attorney General. Tonight, the voters made their voice loud and clear: Arkansans want a bold, conservative Attorney General who will push back against federal overreach, stand shoulder-to-shoulder with law enforcement, and work to keep violent criminals off our streets. I’m looking forward to criss-crossing the state during the general election to deliver our message to every corner of Arkansas.”
About Lt. Governor Tim Griffin
He was elected lieutenant governor of Arkansas on November 4, 2014 and was re-elected for his second four-year term on November 6, 2018. From 2011-2015, Griffin served 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. Griffin has served as an officer in the U.S. Army Reserve, Judge Advocate General’s (JAG) Corps, for over 25 years and currently holds the rank of colonel. In 2005, Griffin was mobilized to active duty as an Army prosecutor at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, and served with the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault in Mosul, Iraq. He is currently serving as the Staff Judge Advocate (SJA) for the 81st Readiness Division at Fort Jackson, South Carolina. Prior to his current post, Griffin served as the Commander of the 134th Legal Operations Detachment (LOD) at Fort Bragg, North Carolina and a senior legislative advisor to the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness at the Pentagon. Colonel Griffin holds a master’s degree in strategic studies from the U.S. Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania. 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 three children.