|General election||November 4, 2014|
|Governor of Alabama|
|U.S. House, Alabama|
|Bachelor's||Louisiana State University (1970)|
|M.D.||Louisiana State University Medical School|
|Service/branch||United States Army Reserves|
|Birthday||August 6, 1942|
|Place of birth||Shreveport, LA|
Griffith won election to the U.S. House in 2008 as a Democrat. He then switched to the Republican Party but was defeated in his 2010 re-election bid in the primary. He unsuccessfully ran again for the seat in 2012 as a Republican.
Griffith was born in Shreveport, Louisiana. He graduated with a B.S. from Louisiana State University in 1970 and went on to receive his M.D. from Louisiana State University Medical School. He formerly served in the United States Army Reserves in the Medical Unit. He has worked as a math teacher, radiation oncologist and businessman, but he is now retired.
B.S. Louisiana State University (1970) M.D. Louisiana State University Medical School
On The Issues Vote Match
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On The Issues conducts a VoteMatch analysis of elected officials based on 20 issue areas. Rather than relying on incumbents to complete the quiz themselves, the VoteMatch analysis is conducted using voting records, statements to the media, debate transcripts or citations from books authored by or about the candidate. Based on the results of the quiz, Griffith is a Moderate Conservative. Griffith received a score of 31 percent on social issues and 60 percent on economic issues.Cite error: Invalid
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The table below contains the results of analysis compiled by staff at On The Issues.
|On The Issues Vote Quiz|
|Economic Issues||Social Issues|
|Legally require hiring women & minorities||Opposes||Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right||Opposes|
|Expand ObamaCare||Opposes||Comfortable with same-sex marriage||Opposes|
|Vouchers for school choice||Opposes||Keep God in the public sphere||Unknown|
|Absolute right to gun ownership||Strongly Favors||Human needs over animal rights||Favors|
|Higher taxes on the wealthy||Strongly Opposes||Stricter punishment reduces crime||Unknown|
|Support & expand free trade||Opposes||Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens||Strongly Opposes|
|Stricter limits on political campaign funds||Favors||Maintain US sovereignty from UN||Unknown|
|Prioritize green energy||Strongly Opposes||Expand the military||Strongly Favors|
|Stimulus better than market-led recovery||Strongly Favors||Stay out of Iran||Opposes|
|Privatize Social Security||Unknown||Never legalize marijuana||Unknown|
|Note: Information last updated: June 23, 2014.|
- See also: Alabama Gubernatorial election, 2014
|Governor of Alabama Democratic Primary, 2014|
|Election Results Via:Alabama Secretary of State.|
|U.S. House, Alabama District 5 Republican Primary, 2012|
|Mo Brooks Incumbent||70.9%||65,155|
Griffith and his wife, Virginia, have five children.
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- AL.com, "Former GOP Congressman Parker Griffith will run for Alabama governor as Democrat (updated)," February 28, 2014
- AL.com, "Parker Griffith to challenge Mo Brooks as an independent candidate for Congress?," October 31, 2013
- The questions in the quiz are broken down into two sections -- social and economic. In social questions, liberals and libertarians agree in choosing the less-government answers, while conservatives and populists agree in choosing the more-restrictive answers. For the economic questions, conservatives and libertarians agree in choosing the less-government answers, while liberals and populists agree in choosing the more-restrictive answers.
- On The Issues, "Parker Griffith Vote Match," accessed June 23, 2014
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