Arkansas Lt. Gov. Tim Griffin has been named vice chairman of the Republican Lieutenant Governors Association and will serve with the association's chairman, North Carolina Lt. Gov. Dan Forest, Griffin said Tuesday.
Griffin, of Little Rock, said he looks forward to working with Forest to help elect "common-sense conservative lieutenant governors all across the country who know how to solve problems and get things done.
"Dan and I are excited about the opportunity to build upon the success the RLGA has already had electing candidates, who are committed to the core principles of freedom, security and prosperity for all Americans," Griffin said in a written statement. Republicans hold 31 of the 45 lieutenant governor positions across the nation, according to the association's website.
Griffin has been Arkansas' lieutenant governor since 2015. He is seeking re-election this year to a second four-year term and doesn't have an announced opponent at this point. He is a former 2nd District congressman, a former aide to then-President George W. Bush and a former interim U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas.
Since 2016, six Republican lieutenant governors have ascended to become governors of their state, according to Griffin's news release.
Metro on 02/08/2018
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