FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE: September 4, 2019
CONTACT: Craig Murphy
Conservative Mayor Jim Griffin Announces for State House
Bedford Mayor Jim Griffin today announced his candidacy for Texas House District 92 in northern Tarrant County which includes Bedford, Euless, and Hurst and parts of Fort Worth, Arlington, and Grand Prairie.
"I've helped Bedford solve big problems and uphold the conservative values that make Texas such a wonderful place to live," Griffin said. "We now have improved streets, a new and improved 183, the best public safety department anywhere, and we've worked to revitalize our neighborhoods, parks, and commercial areas."
"I'm proud of what I've accomplished as mayor, but so many of our issues in DFW need to be solved at the state level," said Griffin. "I'm running to cut property taxes, protect life, defend the 2
nd Amendment, support our schools, and protect the local control that's made us great."
Griffin moved to Texas in 1989 and served on Bedford's Planning and Zoning Commission before being elected to City Council and then Mayor. Throughout his 16 years of service, Griffin has served admirably as Chair of the Tarrant County Mayor's Council, Chair of the HEB ISD Education Foundation, Chair of Northeast Leadership Forum, Chair of the HEB Chamber of Commerce, Chair-elect of the Tarrant Regional Transportation Coalition, Chair of the Bedford Library Foundation, and Chair of the Tarrant County Mental Health Initiative.
Texas House District 92 is an open seat since incumbent Jonathan Stickland announced he will not seek re-election.
"Texas has a good thing going here," Griffin said. "We've got a great conservative track record, but we can't let our guard down. I look forward to serving our area in Austin and helping to protect the free market, uphold our Constitution, and defend conservative principles."
Jim and his wife Wynette have been married for over forty years. They have one daughter and two grandsons.
Griffin is active in his community as an ordained deacon and chair of the finance committee and chair of the future growth committee for Woodland Heights Baptist Church.