Phil Griffin has announced he will seek the Republican nomination for the 7th District Commission position on the Rutherford County Commission.
“Our county needs vibrant, innovative ideas to stay a great place to raise a family and build a business. I’m running to advocate for our county’s growth through small government, fewer business regulations, and committed fiscal responsibility,” said Griffin.. “I’m concerned about making sure our county remains a great place to grow and prosper for our children, including my son and nephew. I’m a lifelong conservative Republican, and as a county commissioner I will bring new leadership and new ideas and be completely accessible to my constituents.”
Griffin’s leadership experience and extensive community involvement give him a unique perspective into the opportunities and challenges facing Rutherford County. He has experience in developing and guiding organizational and community development, having served as the President of the Starkville Library Board of Trustees and Director of Mississippi State University-City of Starkville Relations while attending Mississippi State University. He currently serves his local community as a Board Member of the Barfield Elementary PTO, and is a member of both the Murfreesboro Kiwanis Club and Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce.
Griffin’s political involvement augments his understanding of the need for effective, principled political leadership for Rutherford County’s future. He graduated from Mississippi State University with a degree in Political Science. For the past 10 years, he has helped ensure conservative Republican ideals are well represented at the federal, state, and local levels throughout the South. A former legislative intern to U.S. Senator Roger Wicker, he also served as Chairman of the Mississippi State University College Republicans while attending MSU.
In addition, while pursuing education in Mississippi he served as an Executive Committee Member of the Oktibbeha County Republican Party. Griffin continues to stay involved in county politics through the Rutherford County Republican Party and Rutherford County Young Republicans.
As county commissioner, Griffin plans to promote greater government transparency and accountability. He will advocate for reduced spending, oppose new business regulations, seek additional resources for public safety entities including personnel and equipment and seek increased constituent involvement. Specifically, he is interested in exploring budget cuts and other strategic decisions for project and public funding.