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|U.S. House, Virginia, District 9|
|January 3, 2011-present|
|January 3, 2013|
|Years in position||4|
|Elections and appointments|
|First elected||November 2, 2010|
|Next general||November 6, 2012|
|Virginia House of Delegates|
|Bachelor's||Emory & Henry College|
|J.D.||Washington & Lee University School of Law|
|Date of birth||March 15, 1958|
|Place of birth||Philadelphia, PA|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Career
- 3 Committee assignments
- 4 Issues
- 5 Elections
- 6 Campaign donors
- 7 Analysis
- 8 Personal
- 9 External links
- 10 References
After earning his J.D. from Washington & Lee University School of Law, Griffith went into private practice as a lawyer. In 1994 he began his political career as a member of the Virginia House of Delegates, where he eventually became House Majority Leader.
Griffith has been involved with a number of organizations, including the Boy Scouts of America - Blue Ridge Mountains Council, Boy Scouts of America - Catawba District, Easter Seals Virginia, Emory & Henry College, and the Salem Education Foundation.
- 2011-present: U.S. House of Representatives
- 1994-2010: Virginia House of Delegates
- 2000-2010: Virginia House of Delegates House Majority Leader
Griffith is a member of the following House committees
- House Energy and Commerce Committee
- Energy and Power Subcommittee
- Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee
Griffith's answers to the Virginia State Legislative Election 1999 National Political Awareness Test are available. The test provides an overview of a candidate's views on a number of major issues. Griffith did not answer the question asking what his top priorities are.
- HB 1841 Extortion; person who extorts money, etc., by threatening to report another as illegally present.
- HB 1842 Emergency protective order; authority of magistrate or judge to issue in cases of sexual battery.
- HB 2627 Alcoholic beverage control; unlawful possession, affirmative defense. 
On November 2, 2010, Griffith won election to the U.S. House of Representatives, defeating incumbent Rick Boucher (D), Jeremiah D. Heaton (I), and a write-in.
Griffith's election to the U.S. House left his seat open in the Virginia House of Delegates. His seat was filled by Greg Habeeb in a special election in January 2011.
Griffith won election to the U.S. House in 2010. During that election cycle, Griffith's campaign committee raised a total of $1,075,273 and spent $1,029,522.
|U.S. House of Representatives, Virginia, 9th District, 2010 - Morgan Griffith Campaign Contributions|
|Total Raised by General Election Opponent||$2,639,353|
|Total Spent by General Election Opponent||$3,325,898|
|Top contributors to Morgan Griffith's campaign committee|
|Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee|
Delegate Morgan Griffith speaking on the House floor
The top 5 donors to Griffith's 2009 campaign were mainly from professional organizations:
|Virginia Association of Realtors||$33,250|
|Virginia Bankers Association||$20,500|
|Virginia Trial Lawyers Association||$19,500|
|Virginia Automobile & Truck Dealers Assoc||$8,750|
Congressional Staff Salaries
The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Griffith paid his congressional staff a total of $841,384 in 2011. Overall, Virginia ranks 29th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.
Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Goodlatte's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $-12,997 to $419,999. Which averages out to be lower than the average net worth of Republican Representatives in 2010 of $7,561,133.
Percentage voting with party
Griffith voted with the Republican Party 88.4% of the time, which ranked 206 among the 242 House Republican members as of November 2011.
Griffith and his wife, Hilary, have three children.
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- Virginia House of Delegates - Rep. Griffith
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions:2009, 2007, 2005, 2003, 2001, 1999
- Richmond Sunlight profile
- VA Public Access Project profile
- Gov Track "Griffith" Accessed May 17, 2012
- Official House website "Biography," Accessed November 11, 2011
- Project Vote Smart - Delegate Griffith
- Official House website "Committee Assignments," Accessed November 11, 2011
- Project Vote Smart - Delegate Griffith Issue Positions
- Bill Tracking - Legislation as Chief Patron
- Morgan Griffith campaign website "Thank You," April 11, 2012
- U.S. Congress House Clerk "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010"
- Open Secrets "2010 Race: Virginia District 09," Accessed November 11, 2011
- Follow the Money - 2009 Campaign Contributions
- LegiStorm, "Morgan Griffith," Accessed September 13, 2012
- OpenSecrets.org, "Morgan Griffith (R-Va), 2010," Accessed September 13, 2012
- OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
|U.S. House of Representatives - Virginia, 9th District
| Succeeded by|
|Virginia House of Delegates District 8
| Succeeded by|
Greg Habeeb (R)
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