Tim Griffin grew up in Magnolia, a fifth-generation Arkansan and the youngest son of a minister and teacher. 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. He is focused on growing jobs through aggressively pursuing economic development, more parental choice in education and boldly reforming state government. For 2019, he is serving as Chairman of the Republican Lieutenant Governors Association (RLGA).
From 2011-2015, Griffin served as the 24th representative of Arkansas’s Second Congressional District.
A Representative from Arkansas; born in Charlotte, Mecklenberg County, North Carolina, on August 21, 1968; B.A., Hendrix College, Conway, Ark., 1990; attended Pembroke College, Oxford University, 1991; J.D., Tulane University School of Law, New Orleans, La., 1994; Lt. Colonel, United States Army Reserve, Judge Advocate Generals Corps, 1996-present; business owner; lawyer, private practice; United States attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas, 2006-2007; special assistant, White House, 2005; elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Twelfth and to the succeeding Congress (January 3, 2011-present).
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.