Griffin is committed to improving community and state
JACKSON, MI—Lifetime Jackson resident John Griffin today announced he’s putting his name on the ballot to be the next Representative in Michigan’s 64th House District, which includes the City of Jackson and eight townships in the county.
The post is presently held by Rep. Earl Poleski, who will step-down automatically next year because of term limits.
Griffin, a respected policy advisor in Lansing for 32 years, recently retired from the American Petroleum Institute’s Michigan office. His other previous work includes policy development for the Michigan Catholic Conference and the Michigan Hospital Association.
“I’m excited to make my bid to represent my lifelong hometown,” Griffin said. “I know the district – its people, its businesses, its challenges and what it needs from state government to thrive. I also bring a strong understanding of how the state can better serve all Michigan residents.”
The campaign received an early endorsement from former Gov. John Engler, who called Griffin “a Republican [who] believes in limited government” as he urged voters to support the Lumen Christi graduate.
Griffin’s other key campaign platform planks include supporting the sanctity of life, the Second
Amendment, free markets and private property rights.
John Griffin served on the Jackson City Council from 1989 to 1993. His father Michael represented the district 1973 to 1999, and his brother Martin did from 2007-2011
John Griffin earned his degree from Michigan State University in 1983. He and his wife, Barbara, have been married for 30 years. Their grown children include a son, Edwin, daughter Molly and daughter Audrey Bisbee. Audrey and Peter Bisbee blessed John and Barbara with a granddaughter, Penelope, on February 24 of this year.
“I’m in this race because I’m committed to improving my community and our state,” Griffin said. I believe our state Legislature can only succeed in bringing Michigan forward if its leadership is ever mindful of who it exists to serve.”