Lt. Governor Tim Griffin is assembling a formidable campaign team for his run for governor.
Griffin has named Lisenne Rockefeller and Ronnie Cameron as the co-chairs for the 2022 campaign. Earlier this week, Griffin announced that U.S. Rep. Rick Crawford would be serving as the honorary campaign chairman in the 1st Congressional District.
Rockefeller is the president and chairperson for Winrock Group Inc. and Winrock Farms Inc., while Ronnie Cameron is the owner and chairman of Mountaire Corporation.
“I couldn’t ask for two more universally respected Arkansans to serve as my campaign co-chairs for Governor,” Griffin said in a statement. “Lisenne Rockefeller and Ronnie Cameron have made extraordinary contributions to our state, and I am incredibly proud to have their full support in my race for Governor. I invite every Arkansan to join this campaign so that we can phase out our state income tax, grow good-paying jobs, and build a world-class education system for every child in our state.”
Crawford has served as Arkansas’ U.S. Representative for the 1st Congressional District since 2011, where he overlapped with Griffin who served as the 2nd Congressional District representative from 2011 to 2015. Griffin stepped down from his congressional seat and was elected lieutenant governor in November 2014.
“From Mountain Home to Lake Village, nobody knows the First District better than Congressman Crawford, and I am thrilled to have his support for Governor,” said Griffin. “He has been a strong conservative voice for voters in the First District, and I know we will make an excellent team on the campaign trail.”
Griffin will likely be facing multiple Republican contenders in the 2022 governor’s race when current Gov. Asa Hutchison term-limits out of office. Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has announced her intentions to run, and former White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders has been tipped as a potential challenger.