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|Predecessor = Vic Snyder (D)
 
|Office website = http://Griffin.house.gov/
 
|Office website = http://Griffin.house.gov/
 
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|Next election = [[Arkansas's 2nd congressional district elections, 2014|November 4, 2014]]
 
|Next election = [[Arkansas's 2nd congressional district elections, 2014|November 4, 2014]]
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}}{{tnr}}'''Tim Griffin''' (b. August 21, 1968) is a [[Republican]] member of the [[U.S. House]] representing [[Arkansas]]'s 2nd congressional district.  Griffin was first elected to the House in 2010.  
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}}{{tnr}}'''Tim Griffin''' (b. August 21, 1968 in Charlotte, North Carolina) is a [[Republican]] member of the [[U.S. House]] representing [[Arkansas]]'s [[Arkansas's 2nd congressional district|2nd congressional district]].  Griffin was first elected to the House in 2010.  
  
Griffin ran for re-election in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]], representing [[United States House of Representatives elections in Arkansas, 2012|Arkansas']] [[Arkansas' 2nd congressional district elections, 2012|2nd District]].  He sought the nomination on the Republican ticket. Primary elections were held on May 22, 2012.<ref>[http://www.arktimes.com/ArkansasBlog/archives/2012/01/13/jay-martin-weighing-race-against-tim-griffin ''Arkansas Times'' "Jay Martin weighing race against Tim Griffin," Accessed February 23, 2012]</ref>
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Griffin won re-election to the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]] in 2012.  He was unopposed in the May 22 Republican primary and defeated [[Herb Rule]] in the November 6 general election.<ref>[http://www.politico.com/2012-election/map/#/House/2012/ ''Politico'' "2012 Election Map"]</ref>
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Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by ''GovTrack'', Griffin is a "[[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking|rank-and-file Republican]]".<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/tim_griffin/412401 ''Gov Track'' "Griffin" Accessed May 25, 2012]</ref>
 
 
==Career==
 
==Career==
 
Below is an abbreviated outline of Griffin's academic, professional and political career:<ref>[http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=G000567 ''Biographical Director of the United States Congress'' "Tim Griffin," Accessed November 1, 2011]</ref>
 
Below is an abbreviated outline of Griffin's academic, professional and political career:<ref>[http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=G000567 ''Biographical Director of the United States Congress'' "Tim Griffin," Accessed November 1, 2011]</ref>
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Griffin serves on the following committees:<ref>[http://media.cq.com/pub/committees/ ''CQ.com - Roll Call,'' "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress," accessed January 18, 2013]</ref>
 
Griffin serves on the following committees:<ref>[http://media.cq.com/pub/committees/ ''CQ.com - Roll Call,'' "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress," accessed January 18, 2013]</ref>
 
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means|Ways and Means Committee]]
 
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means|Ways and Means Committee]]
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** Subcommittee on Human Resources
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**Subcommittee on Social Security
  
 
====2011-2012====
 
====2011-2012====
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===Presidential preference===
 
===Presidential preference===
 
{{presendorsetest|2012|Mitt Romney}}<ref>[http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/173757-2012-lawmaker-endorsements-for-president ''The Hill,'' "2012 GOP Lawmaker Endorsements for President," retrieved November 23, 2011]</ref>
 
{{presendorsetest|2012|Mitt Romney}}<ref>[http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/173757-2012-lawmaker-endorsements-for-president ''The Hill,'' "2012 GOP Lawmaker Endorsements for President," retrieved November 23, 2011]</ref>
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===Specific votes===
 
===Specific votes===
 
====Fiscal Cliff====
 
====Fiscal Cliff====
 
{{Oppose vote}}
 
{{Oppose vote}}
 
Griffin voted against the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels.  He was one of 151 Republicans that voted against the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257/167 vote on January 1, 2013.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2012/roll659.xml ''U.S. House'' "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.]</ref>
 
Griffin voted against the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels.  He was one of 151 Republicans that voted against the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257/167 vote on January 1, 2013.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2012/roll659.xml ''U.S. House'' "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.]</ref>
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==Elections==
 
==Elections==
 
===2012===
 
===2012===
 
:: ''See also: [[Arkansas' 2nd congressional district elections, 2012]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Arkansas' 2nd congressional district elections, 2012]]''
  
Griffin won re-election in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]], representing [[United States House of Representatives elections in Arkansas, 2012|Arkansas']] [[Arkansas' 2nd congressional district elections, 2012|2nd District]].  He was unopposed in the May 22 Republican primary and defeated [[Herb Rule]] in the November 6 general election.<ref>[http://www.politico.com/2012-election/map/#/House/2012/ ''Politico'' "2012 Election Map"]</ref>
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Griffin won re-election in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]], representing [[United States House of Representatives elections in Arkansas, 2012|Arkansas's]] [[Arkansas' 2nd congressional district elections, 2012|2nd District]].  He was unopposed in the May 22 Republican primary and defeated [[Herb Rule]] in the November 6 general election.<ref>[http://www.politico.com/2012-election/map/#/House/2012/ ''Politico'' "2012 Election Map"]</ref>
 
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===2010===
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===Full history===
On November 2, 2010, Griffin won election to the [[United States House]].  He defeated Joyce Elliott, Lance Levi, and Lewis Kennedy in the general election.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/member_info/electionInfo/2010election.pdf ''U.S. Congress House Clerk'' "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010"]</ref>
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==Campaign donors==
 
==Campaign donors==
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===2012===
 
===2012===
 
[[File:Tim Griffin Donors 2012.JPG|right|375px|thumb|Breakdown of the source of Griffin's campaign funds before the 2012 election.]]
 
[[File:Tim Griffin Donors 2012.JPG|right|375px|thumb|Breakdown of the source of Griffin's campaign funds before the 2012 election.]]
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==Analysis==
 
==Analysis==
===Congressional Staff Salaries===
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===Ideology and leadership===
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:: ''See also: [[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking]]''
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Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by ''GovTrack'', Griffin is a "[[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking|far-right Republican]]" as of June 2013.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/tim_griffin/412401 ''Gov Track'' "Tim Griffin," Accessed June 7 2013]</ref>
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===Lifetime voting record===
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::''See also: [[Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
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According to the website ''GovTrack,'' Griffin missed 18 of 1,695 roll call votes from January 2011 to March 2013.  This amounts to 1.1%, which is better than the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of March 2013.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/tim_griffin/412401 ''GovTrack,'' "Tim Griffin," Accessed April 2, 2013]</ref>
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===Congressional staff salaries===
 
::''See also: [[Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
 
::''See also: [[Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
The website ''Legistorm'' compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Griffin paid his congressional staff a total of $807,973 in 2011.  He ranks 54th on the list of the lowest paid Republican Representative Staff Salaries and he ranks 61st overall of the lowest paid Representative Staff Salaries in 2011.  Overall, [[Arkansas]] ranks 38th in average salary for representative staff. The average [[U.S. House of Representatives]] congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.<ref>[http://www.legistorm.com/member/2730/Rep_Tim_Griffin.html LegiStorm "Tim Griffin"]</ref>
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The website ''Legistorm'' compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Griffin paid his congressional staff a total of $807,973 in 2011.  He ranked 54th on the list of the lowest paid Republican Representative Staff Salaries and he ranked 61st overall of the lowest paid Representative Staff Salaries in 2011.  Overall, [[Arkansas]] ranked 38th in average salary for representative staff. The average [[U.S. House of Representatives]] congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.<ref>[http://www.legistorm.com/member/2730/Rep_Tim_Griffin.html LegiStorm "Tim Griffin"]</ref>
  
 
===Net worth===
 
===Net worth===
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===National Journal vote ratings===
 
===National Journal vote ratings===
====2011====
 
 
:: ''See also: [[National Journal vote ratings]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[National Journal vote ratings]]''
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====2012====
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Each year ''National Journal'' publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year.  Griffin ranked 80th in the conservative rankings in 2012.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/2012-vote-ratings ''National Journal,'' "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," February 21, 2013]</ref>
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Each year ''National Journal'' publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year.  Griffin ranked 93rd in the conservative rankings.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/voteratings2011/searchable-vote-ratings-tables-house-20120223 ''National Journal,'' "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012]</ref>
 
Each year ''National Journal'' publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year.  Griffin ranked 93rd in the conservative rankings.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/voteratings2011/searchable-vote-ratings-tables-house-20120223 ''National Journal,'' "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012]</ref>
  
===Political positions===
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===Voting with party===
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==Personal==
 
==Personal==
 
Griffin and his wife, Elizabeth, have two children.
 
Griffin and his wife, Elizabeth, have two children.
  
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==Recent news==
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==External links==
 
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*[http://www.facebook.com/TimGriffinforCongress?sk=info Facebook page]
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*[https://twitter.com/#!/GriffinCongress Twitter feed]
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*[http://www.youtube.com/griffincongress YouTube channel]
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==References==
 
==References==

Revision as of 09:48, 24 June 2013

Tim Griffin
Tim Griffin.jpg
U.S. House, Arkansas, District 2
Incumbent
In office
2011-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
PredecessorVic Snyder (D)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$3,474,924
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sHendrix College
J.D.Tulane Law School
Personal
BirthdayAugust 21, 1968
Place of birthCharlotte, NC
ProfessionAttorney
Net worth-$8,997
ReligionBaptist
Websites
Office website
Tim Griffin (b. August 21, 1968 in Charlotte, North Carolina) is a Republican member of the U.S. House representing Arkansas's 2nd congressional district. Griffin was first elected to the House in 2010.

Griffin won re-election to the U.S. House in 2012. He was unopposed in the May 22 Republican primary and defeated Herb Rule in the November 6 general election.[1]

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Griffin is one of the most reliable Republican votes, meaning he can be considered a safe vote for the Republican Party in Congress.

Career

Below is an abbreviated outline of Griffin's academic, professional and political career:[2]

  • 1990: Graduated from Hendrix College with B.A.
  • 1994: Graduated from Tulane Law School with J.D.
  • 1996-Present: United States Army Reserves, Judge Advocate General’s Corps
  • 2006-2007: U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas
  • 2011-Present: U.S Representative from Arkansas

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Griffin serves on the following committees:[3]

2011-2012

Issues

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Tim Griffin endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [4]

Specific votes

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "No" Griffin voted against the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels. He was one of 151 Republicans that voted against the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257/167 vote on January 1, 2013.[5]

Elections

2012

See also: Arkansas' 2nd congressional district elections, 2012

Griffin won re-election in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Arkansas's 2nd District. He was unopposed in the May 22 Republican primary and defeated Herb Rule in the November 6 general election.[6]

U.S. House, Arkansas District 2 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Herb Rule 39.5% 113,156
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTim Griffin Incumbent 55.2% 158,175
     Green Barbara Ward 3% 8,566
     Libertarian Chris Hayes 2.3% 6,701
Total Votes 286,598
Source: Arkansas Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

Full history


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Griffin is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Griffin raised a total of $3,474,924 during that time period. This information was last updated on March 22, 2013.[8]

Tim Griffin's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 US House (Arkansas, District 2) Won $1,619,346
2010 US House (Arkansas, District 2) Won $1,855,578
Grand Total Raised $3,474,924

2012

Breakdown of the source of Griffin's campaign funds before the 2012 election.

Griffin won re-election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Griffin's campaign committee raised a total of $1,619,346 and spent $1,659,463.[9]

2010

Breakdown of the source of Griffin's campaign funds before the 2010 election.

Griffin won election to the U.S. House in 2010. During that election cycle, Griffin's campaign committee raised a total of $1,855,578 and spent $1,774,143.[10]

His top 5 contributors between 2009-2010 were:

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

See also: GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Griffin is a "far-right Republican" as of June 2013.[11]

Lifetime voting record

See also: Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives

According to the website GovTrack, Griffin missed 18 of 1,695 roll call votes from January 2011 to March 2013. This amounts to 1.1%, which is better than the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of March 2013.[12]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Griffin paid his congressional staff a total of $807,973 in 2011. He ranked 54th on the list of the lowest paid Republican Representative Staff Salaries and he ranked 61st overall of the lowest paid Representative Staff Salaries in 2011. Overall, Arkansas ranked 38th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[13]

Net worth

See also: Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives

2011

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Griffin's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between -$92,993 and $74,998. That averages to -$8,997, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican Representatives in 2011 of $7,859,232. His average net worth increased by 63.27% from 2010.[14]

2010

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Griffin's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $-129,993 and $80,997. That averages to $-24,498, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican Representatives in 2010 of $7,561,133.[15]

National Journal vote ratings

See also: National Journal vote ratings

2012

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year. Griffin ranked 80th in the conservative rankings in 2012.[16]

2011

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year. Griffin ranked 93rd in the conservative rankings.[17]

Voting with party

2013

Tim Griffin voted with the Republican Party 98.2% of the time, which ranked 33rd among the 233 House Republican members as of June 2013.[18]

Personal

Griffin and his wife, Elizabeth, have two children.

Recent news

This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term Tim + Griffin + Arkansas + House

All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.

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External links


References

Political offices
Preceded by
Vic Snyder
U.S. House - Arkansas District 2
2011-Present
Succeeded by
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