Tim Griffin was elected Attorney General of Arkansas on November 8, 2022.
He grew up in Magnolia, Arkansas, a fifth-generation Arkansan and the youngest son of a minister and teacher. He graduated from Magnolia High School, Hendrix College, Tulane Law School, and also attended graduate school at Oxford University in England.
He was first elected as lieutenant governor of Arkansas on November 4, 2014 and served two four-year terms.
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 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 25 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.
Griffin and his wife, Elizabeth, currently live in Little Rock with their three children, Mary Katherine, John, and Charlotte Anne.