Westerman says Griffin ‘is a testament to his Arkansas upbringing with strong conservative values'
LITTLE ROCK – Lt. Governor Tim Griffin announced today the endorsement of Congressman Bruce Westerman, who will serve as his honorary campaign chairman for Arkansas’s Fourth Congressional District.
“From Hope to Huntsville, nobody knows the Fourth District better than Congressman Westerman, and I am thrilled to have his support for Governor,” said Griffin. “He has been a strong conservative voice for voters in the Fourth District, and I know we will make an excellent team on the campaign trail.”
“Knowing Tim for 10-years and representing his hometown in my congressional district, I not only got to learn about him but also meet people who have known him all his life. He is a testament to his Arkansas upbringing with strong conservative values, his service to country, and his professional qualifications,” said Congressman Westerman. “Arkansas has built a strong Republican Party, and we need bold conservative leadership to continue our progress. Tim Griffin is that leader. He is qualified and ready to serve. I am honored to endorse Tim as the next Governor of our great state.”
About Lt. Governor Tim Griffin
Tim Griffin grew up in Magnolia, Arkansas, a fifth-generation Arkansan and the youngest son of a minister and teacher. He was first elected the lieutenant governor of Arkansas on November 4, 2014 and is currently serving his second four-year term. He is focused on growing jobs through aggressively pursuing economic development, more parental choice in education and boldly reforming state government.
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, the House Committee on Ethics, and the House Committee on the Judiciary. In Congress, he advocated for bold tax reform and entitlement reform to grow jobs and reduce the national debt.
During the Bush Administration, in 2006-2007, Griffin served as U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas and previously as Special Assistant to the President and Deputy Director of Political Affairs for President George W. Bush at the White House.
Griffin has served as an officer in the U.S. Army Reserve, Judge Advocate General’s (JAG) Corps, for over 24 years and currently holds the rank of colonel. He was mobilized to active duty in 2005 as an Army prosecutor at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, and served with the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) in Mosul, Iraq, for which he was awarded the Combat Action Badge. He is currently serving as the Commander of the 134th Legal Operations Detachment (LOD) at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. In July 2018, Lieutenant Governor Griffin, in his capacity as a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Army Reserve, received his master’s degree in strategic studies as a Distinguished Graduate from the United States Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania.
He graduated from Magnolia High School, Hendrix College, Tulane Law School, and attended graduate school at Oxford University in England.
He currently serves on the boards of Our House shelter for the working homeless and Pathway to Freedom, a faith-based prison ministry, and previously served on the boards of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arkansas and the Florence Crittenton Home. His wife Elizabeth is from Camden, and they live in Little Rock with their three children, Mary Katherine, John, and Charlotte Anne. They are members of Immanuel Baptist Church.