Griffin to retire
posted at 2:37 pm on October 21, 2013 by Ed Morrissey
I’ve had Rep. Tim Griffin (R-AR) on my show a couple of times, and looked forward to watching him work in the House for more than a couple of terms. However, family issues have pushed him to retire after this term, according to CBS:
An Arkansas news outlet says Rep. Tim Griffin, a Republican who represents the second congressional district, will not seek reelection in 2014 after only two terms in the House.
Griffin cited family responsibilities in a statement to Talk Business Arkansas. “God has blessed me with a wonderful wife, Elizabeth, and two precious children, and for several months Elizabeth and I have been discussing whether to seek a third term in Congress, especially considering the formative ages of Mary Katherine and John. It has been an agonizing and difficult decision involving much prayer, thought and discussion. We have decided that now is the time for me to focus intently on my top priority, my family, as Elizabeth and I raise our two young children,” he said.
Griffin will continue as a Lt. Colonel in the Army Reserve and wants to work in “public service,” but apparently wants to be closer to home. Best of luck to Rep. Griffin.