|U.S. House, Arkansas, District 2|
|January 3, 2013|
|Years in position||2|
|Elections and appointments|
|First elected||November 2, 2010|
|Next election||November 6, 2012|
|J.D.||Tulane Law School|
|Birthday||August 21, 1968|
|Place of birth||Charlotte, NC|
- 1 Career
- 2 Committee assignments
- 3 Issues
- 4 Elections
- 5 Campaign donors
- 6 Analysis
- 7 Personal
- 8 External links
- 9 References
Griffin ran for re-election in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Arkansas' 2nd District. He sought the nomination on the Republican ticket. Primary elections were held on May 22, 2012.
Below is an abbreviated outline of Griffin's academic, professional and political career:
- 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
- Armed Services Committee
- Subcommittee on Readiness
- Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces
- Foreign Affairs Committee
Griffin won re-election in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Arkansas' 2nd District. He was unopposed in the May 22 Republican primary and defeated Herb Rule in the November 6 general election.
|U.S. House, Arkansas District 2 General Election, 2010|
|Tim Griffin (2012) Campaign Finance Reports|
|Report||Date Filed||Beginning Balance||Total Contributions|
for Reporting Period
|Expenditures||Cash on Hand|
|April Quarterly||April 13, 2012||$479,591.02||$226,424.21||$(128,148.42)||$577,866.81|
|Pre-Primary||May 10, 2012||$577,866.81||$72,459.19||$(31,231.25)||$619,094.75|
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.
His top 5 contributors between 2009-2010 were:
|U.S. House, Arkansas District 2, 2010 - Tim Griffin Campaign Contributions|
|Total Raised by General Election Opponent||$1,019,594|
|Total Spent by General Election Opponent||$1,019,386|
|Top contributors to Tim Griffin's campaign committee|
|Club for Growth||$36,927|
|Arvest Bank Group||$15,100|
|Story Services Inc||$14,400|
|Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee|
|Oil & Gas||$126,959|
|Securities & Investment||$97,987|
Congressional Staff Salaries
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.
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.
Percentage voting with party
The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus. According to the website, Tim Griffin has voted with the Republican Party 95.9% of the time, which ranked 9 among the 242 House Republican members as of 2011.
Griffin and his wife, Elizabeth, have two children.
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- Media coverage:
- Arkansas Times "Jay Martin weighing race against Tim Griffin," Accessed February 23, 2012
- Gov Track "Griffin" Accessed May 25, 2012
- Biographical Director of the United States Congress "Tim Griffin," Accessed November 1, 2011
- The Hill, "2012 GOP Lawmaker Endorsements for President," retrieved November 23, 2011
- [www.politico.com/2012-election/map/#/House/2012/ Politico "2012 Election Map"]
- U.S. Congress House Clerk "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010"
- Federal Election Commission "Tim Griffin's Summary Report," Accessed July 9, 2012
- Federal Election Commission "Tim Griffin April Quarterly," Accessed July 9, 2012
- Federal Election Commission "Tim Griffin Pre-Primary," Accessed July 9, 2012
- Open Secrets "Tim Griffin 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed November 1, 2011
- LegiStorm "Tim Griffin"
- OpenSecrets.org, "Griffin, (R-Arkansas), 2010"
- OpenCongress "Voting With Party"
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