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Tim Griffin

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Tim Griffin
57th Arkansas Attorney General
Assumed office
January 10, 2023
GovernorSarah Huckabee Sanders
Preceded byLeslie Rutledge
20th Lieutenant Governor of Arkansas
In office
January 13, 2015 – January 10, 2023
GovernorAsa Hutchinson
Preceded byMark Darr
Succeeded byLeslie Rutledge
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Arkansas's 2nd district
In office
January 3, 2011 – January 3, 2015
Preceded byVic Snyder
Succeeded byFrench Hill
United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas
In office
December 20, 2006 – June 1, 2007
PresidentGeorge W. Bush
Preceded byBud Cummins
Succeeded byJane Duke
Personal details
Born
John Timothy Griffin

(1968-08-21) August 21, 1968 (age 55)
Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Elizabeth Griffin
Children3
EducationHendrix College (BA)
Tulane University (JD)
United States Army War College (MSS)
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/service United States Army
Years of service1996–present (reserve)
RankColonel
Unit172d Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (May–August 2006)
Battles/warsIraq War
AwardsMeritorious Service Medal
Army Commendation Medal (6)
Army Achievement Medal (5)
Army Meritorious Unit Commendation
Combat Action Badge

John Timothy Griffin (born August 21, 1968) is an American lawyer and politician who is the Attorney General of Arkansas since 2023. He became the 20th Lieutenant Governor of Arkansas in 2015. He is a member of the Republican Party. He was the U.S. Representative for Arkansas's 2nd congressional district from 2011 to 2015.

In 2020, Griffin announced his candidacy for Governor of Arkansas the 2022 election,[1] but quit the race in February 2021 to run for Arkansas Attorney General instead.[2] He won the Republican nomination for State Attorney General in May 2022.

References

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  1. "Who is running for governor of Arkansas in 2022? Meet the candidates". Southwest Times Record. 2021-01-25. Retrieved 2021-01-25.
  2. Brantley, Max (2021-02-08). "Tim Griffin abandons race for governor, to run for attorney general instead". Arkansas Times. Retrieved 2021-02-08.