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Delegate Ben Cline Endorses Tim Griffin for Lynchburg Commonwealth's Attorney


Lynchburg, VA - Today, Delegate Ben Cline of the Virginia General Assembly publicly endorsed Tim Griffin for Lynchburg Commonwealth's Attorney. 

Delegate Cline has represented the 24th Legislative District in the Virginia House of Delegates, which includes counties surrounding Lynchburg including portions of Amherst. He has been in the General Assembly for 8 consecutive terms.

In addition to his duties serving voters and running his own law practice, Delegate Cline also serves as a part-time assistant prosecutor in Appomattox County.

On Wednesday, Cline expressed his support for Griffin by saying:

"I am proud to endorse Tim Griffin for the position of Commonwealth’s Attorney in the City of Lynchburg. I have seen up close the dedication and leadership that it takes to effectively prosecute and make tough choices in the Commonwealth's Attorney's Office. I know Tim and can attest to his passion for justice, work ethic and love for Lynchburg. Tim is the best choice for Lynchburg."

Griffin is currently the only candidate to formally announce his intention to run. His website may be seen at www.GriffinForLynchburg.com.

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Former Lynchburg City Councilman H. Cary Endorses Griffin for Commonwealth's Attorney


Lynchburg, VA - Today former Lynchburg City Councilman Hunsdon "H" Cary publicly announced his support for Tim Griffin for Commonwealth's Attorney of Lynchburg.  

"H" served on Lynchburg City Council from 2010-2014. During that time, he worked on a wide spectrum of local issues including education, crime, park safety and government efficiency. Mr. Cary served as Westminster Canterbury (WC) President & CEO for over 33 years - WC was the 13th retirement community to gain national accreditation.

On Tuesday, Cary announced his support of Griffin by saying:

"Tim Griffin has a deep passion for Lynchburg and the issues it faces. His vision for lowering crime rates throughout the City will make Lynchburg a better place to live, work, & play. He has my support and endorsement and would lead the Commonwealth's Attorney's Office with capable and experienced hands."

Griffin is currently the only candidate to formally announce his intention to run. His website may be seen at www.GriffinforLynchburg.com.


Virginia Congressman Tom Garrett Throws Support Behind Griffin in Lynchburg Race for Commonwealth's Attorney

Lynchburg, VA - Today former Lynchburg-area State Senator and current Virginia 5th District Congressman Tom Garrett stepped forward to support Tim Griffin’s bid for Lynchburg Commonwealth’s Attorney.

Congressman Garrett served as the elected Commonwealth’s Attorney in Louisa County before being elected to serve Virginia’s 22nd Senatorial District in the Virginia General Assembly, which includes much of Lynchburg. In November of 2016, Garrett won a landslide election to represent Virginia’s 5th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. 

On Thursday, Garrett expressed his support of Griffin by saying:

“Over the years, I have watched Tim work hard to elect principled representatives at every level of government. The countless hours Tim spent helping my Congressional campaign in 2016 afforded me the opportunity to hear his vision for Lynchburg firsthand. With that being said, I have full confidence in his ability to represent the people well and uphold the laws and Constitutional principles of our great Commonwealth.”

Griffin is currently the only candidate to formally announce his intention to run. His website may be seen at www.GriffinForLynchburg.com.


FORMER VIRGINIA CONGRESSMAN VIRGIL GOODE ENDORSES GRIFFIN


Lynchburg, VA – Today former Virginia Congressman Virgil Goode endorsed Tim Griffin in the Lynchburg Commonwealth’s Attorney race.

Former Rep. Goode served in the Virginia General Assembly as a State Senator and subsequently in the U.S. House of Representatives. He went on to accept the nomination for the Constitution Party in the 2012 Presidential election.

In 2016, Goode spent the year campaigning on behalf of the Republican Party throughout Virginia.

In an emailed statement, Goode outlined his support of Griffin by saying:

“It is with great enthusiasm that I endorse Tim Griffin for Lynchburg Commonwealth’s Attorney. Over the course of the past year, I have spent time with Tim on the campaign trail and share his passion for keeping local communities safe while upholding Virginia values. I know that his decision to run did not come lightly but I am convinced of his call to service in representing the people of Lynchburg.”

Griffin is currently the only candidate to formally announce his intention to run. His website may be seen at www.GriffinforLynchburg.com.


GRIFFIN ANNOUNCES CANDIDACY FOR LYNCHBURG'S COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY

LYNCHBURG, VA – Today Lynchburg Commonwealth’s Attorney Michael Doucette announced he will not seek re-election after serving the past 11 years as an elected prosecutor.

For months, Bedford County Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney and lifelong Lynchburg resident Tim Griffin has been setting the stage to challenge the status quo in the Commonwealth’s Attorney office by bringing his experience as a prosecutor to Lynchburg.

Upon hearing news of Doucette’s decision not to run for re-election, Griffin released the following statement:

“The prosecutor stands in the gap between the oppressor and the oppressed. I have chosen to seek the role of Commonwealth’s Attorney so that I can take the fight to criminals in my hometown of Lynchburg. This city needs a strong, elected prosecutor to stand up against the city’s stagnant crime rates.” 

Currently, Griffin serves as Chairman of the Lynchburg Social Services Advisory Board after an appointment by Lynchburg City Council. He has also worked heavily on behalf of the local Republican Party serving as both Vice-Chairman of the local unit and as Chairman of the 23rd GOP District represented by Delegate Scott Garrett. He is a member of the Lynchburg Morning Rotary Club and a member of Brentwood Church.

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