Thursday, September 24, 2015

Democrat County Judge Switches Parties, Becomes Republican

Robert Griffin
BATESVILLE, AR - Robert Griffin, County Judge of Independence County, announced today that he has left the Democrat Party and will seek reelection as a Republican. Griffin, serving his third term as County Judge, joins an increasing coalition of former Democrats that feel the Democrat Party of Arkansas no longer represents their values.

Following the announcement, Governor Asa Hutchinson said: “Arkansans hold conservative values, and Judge Griffin is a perfect fit. We have worked together to create jobs in Independence County, and he shares my desire to increase economic growth in the state. We welcome his decision to switch parties, and I look forward to continue working together.”

Congressman Rick Crawford (AR1) made the following statement: “For the past several years Judge Griffin has worked hard for Independence County, but the work of reliable leaders like Robert Griffin in the First District also helps me do my job in Washington. Judge Griffin and I have worked together to protect personal property rights and to oppose excessive federal regulations, and having someone like him in the Republican Party will only help the cause of a smaller, simpler federal government.”

Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin stated: "I want to be one of the first to welcome Independence County Judge Robert Griffin to the Republican Party. Judge Griffin is a conservative who, like so many other Arkansans, has concluded that the liberal Democrat Party doesn't represent his values and the Republican Party is the natural home for conservatives in Arkansas. Welcome, Judge Griffin!"

Doyle Webb, Chairman of the Republican Party said that Judge Griffin will “be met with open arms” and that “Arkansans across our state are realizing the truth—that there is only one party that stands up for their values, and that party is the Republican Party.”

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