Says, ‘his leadership in the fight for justice and equality and his legacy of revolutionary change through peace live on today’
LITTLE ROCK –Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin today issued the following statement in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday:
“Today, we honor a true servant-leader and a catalyst for revolutionary change, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. His leadership in the fight for justice and equality and his legacy of revolutionary change through peace live on today: the world still turns to his timeless words and wisdom, especially in times of strife and discord.”
About Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin
Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin was elected on November 4, 2014. 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. He has served in the U.S. Army Reserve for 19 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.