Morgan Griffith

Morgan Griffith

Summary

Current Position: US Representative for US House District 9 since 2011
Affiliation: Republican

Mission Statement: N/A

About

Morgan Griffith 1

Source: Government page

Morgan Griffith was first elected to represent the Ninth Congressional District of Virginia in the U.S. House of Representatives on November 2, 2010, and is currently serving his fourth term.  Morgan is a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, which has jurisdiction over some of the most important issues facing Virginia’s Ninth District including public health and federal regulations.

For the 115th Congress, Morgan was named Vice Chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations.  In addition, Morgan serves on its Subcommittee on Health and the Subcommittee on Energy.

Prior to his election to the U.S. House of Representatives, Morgan served as a member of the Virginia House of Delegates from 1994 to 2011, where he represented the Eighth District.  In 2000, Morgan was elected House Majority Leader, the first Republican in Virginia history to hold that position.

Morgan is a graduate of Salem’s Andrew Lewis High School and an honors graduate of Emory & Henry College.  After completing studies at the Washington and Lee University School of Law, Morgan returned to Southwest Virginia where he practiced law for nearly three decades.

Morgan is married to Hilary, and together they have three children.

From Wikipedia

Howard Morgan Griffith (born March 15, 1958) is an American politician who has been the U.S. Representative for Virginia’s 9th congressional district since 2011. He is a member of the Republican Party and the Freedom Caucus.

He was the majority leader of the Virginia House of Delegates and represented the 8th District, serving from 1994 until 2011. The district included all of Salem, Virginia and parts of Roanoke County.

Griffith was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, but his family moved to Salem, Virginiawhile he was a baby. He attended Andrew Lewis High School, graduating in 1976. He attended Emory and Henry College, graduating in 1980. Griffith completed his education with a J.D. from the Washington and Lee University School of Law in 1983.

After law school, Griffith settled in Salem where he worked as a private attorney with a focus on traffic violations and DUI. On June 23, 2008, Albo & Oblon LLP, a law firm run by fellow Republican delegate Dave Albo, announced that Griffith was joining the firm as head of its new Roanoke/Salem office.

Griffith is married to the former Hilary Davis. The couple has three children. He is Episcopalian.

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Experience

Work Experience

  • Lawyer
    Albo & Oblon LLP

Education

  • Honors graduate
    Emory & Henry College
  • JD
    Washington and Lee University School of Law

Contact

Email:

Offices

Washington DC Office
2202 Rayburn HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-3861
Fax: 202) 225-0076

Abingdon Office
323 West Main Street
Abingdon, VA 24210
Phone: (276) 525-1405
Fax: (276) 525-1444

Christiansburg Office
17 West Main Street
Christiansburg, VA 24073
Phone: 540-381-5671
Fax: 540-381-5675

Web

Government Site, Twitter, YouTube, Facebook, Flickr, Instagram, Campaign Site

Politics

Source: Wikipedia

Early political career

Griffith first became seriously involved in politics in 1986, when he was chosen as the chairman of the Salem Republican Party. He held that position from 1986 to 1988 and from 1991 to 1994.

Virginia House of Delegates

In 1993, Griffith was elected to the Virginia House of Delegates, defeating Democrat Howard C. Packett. He served as the Vice-Chairman of the Rules Committee in the House of Delegates. He served on the Courts of Justice Committee, and was the chairman of its Criminal Law Subcommittee. He also served on the Commerce and Labor and the Militia, Police, and Public Safety Committees. He was elected House Majority Leader in 2000 and was the first Republican to hold that position in Virginia’s history.

U.S. House of Representatives

Elections

2010

Griffith was the Republican nominee to face longtime U.S. Congressman Rick Boucher, who was first elected in 1982. His home in Salem was just outside the 9th’s borders at the time; it was in the 6th District of fellow Republican Bob Goodlatte. However, most of his House of Delegates district was in the 9th.

Griffith jumped into the race after Boucher voted for the cap and trade bill. Boucher made much of the fact that Griffith didn’t live in the district. In turn, Griffith branded Boucher as a rubber stamp for Barack Obama and Nancy Pelosi. Griffith narrowly won the election.

2012

Griffith defeated Democratic nominee Anthony Flaccavento 61.3 percent to 38.6 percent.

Recent Elections

2018 US Representative

Morgan Griffith (R)160,93365.16%
Anthony J. Flaccavento (D)85,83334.75%
Write In2140.09%
TOTAL246,980

2016 US Representative

Morgan Griffith (R)212,83868.6%
Derek W. Kitts (D)87,87728.3%
Janice Allen Boyd9,0502.9%
Write In5620.2%
TOTAL310,327

2014 US Representative

Morgan Griffith (R)117,46572.1%
William Ray Carr, Jr.39,41224.2%
Write In (D)5,9403.6%
TOTAL162,817

2012 US Representative

Morgan Griffith (R)184,88261.3%
Anthony J. Flaccavento (D)116,40038.6%
Write In3940.1%
TOTAL301,676

2010 US Representative

Morgan Griffith (R)95,72651.2%
Rick C. Boucher (D)86,74346.4%
Jeremiah D. Heaton4,2822.3%
Write In1660.1%
TOTAL186,917

Source: Department of Elections

Finances

GRIFFITH, H MORGAN has run in 11 races for public office, winning 11 of them. The candidate has raised a total of $7,083,599.

Source: Follow the Money

Committees

Delegation

Congressional Constitution Caucus

Committees

Committee on Energy and Commerce

Subcommittees

Subcommittee on Energy
Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations

Voting Record

See: Vote Smart

New Legislation

Source: Congress.Gov

Issues

Source: Campaign Website

Also see Government Website

News

Source: Government

Press Releases

In the News

E-Newsletter

Twitter

Facebook

Videos

Speeches

nsulin Prices, PBMs, and the Need for Transparency
Published on April 2, 2019

YouTube Channel

Other Videos

Rep Morgan Griffith Grills Mark Zuckerberg
Published on April 11, 2018

Mark Zuckerberg testimony to Rep Morgan Griffith regarding Facebook’s spread of fake news.

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