Austin Griffin

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Austin Griffin
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Candidate for
Indiana State Senate District 8
Bachelor'sIndiana University
Master'sUniversity of Chicago
Date of birth1970
Place of birthLa Port County, Indiana
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Austin Griffin was a 2012 Republican candidate for District 8 of the Indiana State Senate. Griffin was defeated by Eric Harris in the Republican primary on May 8, 2012.[1]

Griffin was born in 1970, and raised in La Porte County.[2]


  • La Porte County, High School
  • Indiana University, Bachelor's in Business
  • University of Chicago, Master's Degree in Economics & Finance

Griffin has been involved in several start-up companies, including nursing in the homes of homebound senior citizens and veterans, occupational therapy, physical therapy and medical staffing.[2] Griffin and his wife, Kasey, also have a local business, Bluegrass Farm, Inc., in La Porte, Indiana that runs farming/agriculture crops and horse breeding/boarding.[2]



See also: Indiana State Senate elections, 2012

Griffin was running in the 2012 election for Indiana State Senate District 8. Griffin was defeated by Eric Harris in the Republican primary on May 8, 2012.[1] Incumbent Jim Arnold (D) ran against challenger Maxine Spenner in the Democratic primary. The general election took place on November 6, 2012.[3]

Indiana State Senate, District 8 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngEric Harris 51.9% 4,113
Austin Griffin 48.1% 3,817
Total Votes 7,930

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Griffin and his wife Kasey have 2 children: Gordon, aged 10, and Aidan, aged 5. A third boy is on the way.[2]

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