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Independence County Judge Robert Griffin announces campaign for State Rep., District 39

Independence County Judge Robert Griffin has officially announced his candidacy as a Republican for the newly-drawn Arkansas House District 39, which encompasses portions of Jackson, Independence, and White counties.

“I am excited to announce my campaign for Arkansas State Representative today,” Griffin said today in a release announcing his run. “As your next State Representative, I will focus on the issues facing Jackson, Independence, and White counties. Better education for our children, rural broadband, and taking care of our farmers and homeowners through less regulation and lower taxes will be cornerstones of my service. I am 100 percent pro-life and pro-second amendment, and I believe in fiscal responsibility and oppose intrusive government mandates.”

More from the release…

Griffin also stated: “As County Judge, I have a proven conservative record of transforming how government operates. We have streamlined the budgeting and expenditure process, retired debt in all our departments, and increased emergency funds and savings. We managed to improve our counties and cities without increasing taxes and fees. I have the experience and record of governing with common-sense as a constitutional conservative and am humbly asking for the support and votes from the people of District 39 in the Republican Primary in 2022.”

Griffin is a graduate of Newark High and received a B.S. in Mathematics from Lyon College. He is currently serving in his fifth term as Independence County Judge and previously served on the Newark and Cedar Ridge School Boards. Griffin is the owner and operator of row crop farms, cattle production properties, and Griffin Seed and Grain Company, Inc. He and his wife of 46 years, Gayla, reside in Newark and have one grown daughter and one grandchild. He is a member of First Baptist Church in Newark.

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