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Attorney General Griffin Establishes Election Integrity Unit (EIU)—to Include Election Law Hotline—under Special Investigations Division

Griffin: ‘Public confidence in our elections is tied directly to public confidence in government’

LITTLE ROCK – Attorney General Tim Griffin today issued the following statement announcing the creation of the Election Integrity Unit under his office’s Special Investigations Division with Chief of Investigations Wayne Bewley serving as the unit’s director:

“Public confidence in our elections is tied directly to public confidence in government. Election integrity has always been a priority for me throughout my time in public office. Therefore, as Attorney General I have established an Election Integrity Unit. This unit will operate using existing personnel and funding and will require no additional resources.

“As director of the unit, Chief Bewley will work closely with Senior Assistant Attorney General and Chief Prosecutor Ryan Cooper to ensure that all credible leads are investigated, including those received through our existing Election Law Hotline, also under the supervision of the Election Integrity Unit.”

Griffin reminds Arkansans who may wish to file a complaint concerning potential election law violations to contact his office’s Election Law Hotline at (833) 995-8683.

About Attorney General Tim Griffin

Tim Griffin was elected attorney general of Arkansas on November 8, 2022. He was elected lieutenant governor of Arkansas on November 4, 2014, and was re-elected for his second four-year term on November 6, 2018. From 2011-2015, Griffin served as the 24th representative of Arkansas’s Second Congressional District. For the 113th Congress, he was a member of the House Committee on Ways and Means while also serving as a Deputy Whip for the Majority. In the 112th Congress, he served as a member of the House Armed Services Committee, the House Committee on Foreign Affairs and the House Committee on the Judiciary.

Griffin is a graduate of Magnolia High School, Hendrix College in Conway, and Tulane Law School in New Orleans. He attended graduate school at Oxford University. Griffin has served as an officer in the U.S. Army Reserve’s Judge Advocate General’s (JAG) Corps for over 25 years and currently holds the rank of colonel. In 2005, Griffin was mobilized to active duty as an Army prosecutor at Fort Campbell, Kentucky and served with the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault in Mosul, Iraq). He is currently serving as the Staff Judge Advocate (SJA) for the 81st Readiness Division at Fort Jackson, South Carolina. Prior to his current post, Griffin served as the Commander of the 134th Legal Operations Detachment (LOD) at Fort Bragg, North Carolina and a senior legislative advisor to the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness at the Pentagon. Griffin holds a master’s degree in strategic studies from the U.S. Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania. He also served as U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas and Special Assistant to the President and Deputy Director of Political Affairs for President George W. Bush. Griffin lives in Little Rock with his wife, Elizabeth, a Camden native, and their three children.