Current Position: US Representative for US House District 9 since 2011
Mission Statement: N/A
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.
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.
Albo & Oblon LLP
- Honors graduate
Emory & Henry College
Washington and Lee University School of Law
Washington DC Office
2202 Rayburn HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-3861
Fax: 202) 225-0076
323 West Main Street
Abingdon, VA 24210
Phone: (276) 525-1405
Fax: (276) 525-1444
17 West Main Street
Christiansburg, VA 24073
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
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.
Griffith defeated Democratic nominee Anthony Flaccavento 61.3 percent to 38.6 percent.
2018 US Representative
|Morgan Griffith (R)||160,933||65.16%|
|Anthony J. Flaccavento (D)||85,833||34.75%|
2016 US Representative
|Morgan Griffith (R)||212,838||68.6%|
|Derek W. Kitts (D)||87,877||28.3%|
|Janice Allen Boyd||9,050||2.9%|
2014 US Representative
|Morgan Griffith (R)||117,465||72.1%|
|William Ray Carr, Jr.||39,412||24.2%|
|Write In (D)||5,940||3.6%|
2012 US Representative
|Morgan Griffith (R)||184,882||61.3%|
|Anthony J. Flaccavento (D)||116,400||38.6%|
2010 US Representative
|Morgan Griffith (R)||95,726||51.2%|
|Rick C. Boucher (D)||86,743||46.4%|
|Jeremiah D. Heaton||4,282||2.3%|
Source: Department of Elections
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
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- To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with respect to compounding pharmacies, and for other purposes.
Source: Campaign Website
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