Floyd L. Griffin – Biographical Profile and Positions on the Issues

Previous Candidate for State Senator District 25, Georgia

Democratic Party of Georgia
P.O. Box 422Milledgeville, GA 31059
General (political statement of goals, objectives, views, philosophies)

I will always be accessible to my constituents. We will return their phone calls and respond to their concerns. I will have a district office where citizens of the 25th District can come to visit and discuss their issues with me.

Personal (gender, age, marital status, spouse's name and age, children's name and ages, home town, current residence)

Floyd Griffin was born May 24, 1944, in Milledgeville.

Profession (professional and work experience outside politics)

Retiring from the military as a colonel in 1990, Griffin taught military science at Wake Forest University and Winston-Salem State University, where he also was the offensive backfield coach for a football team that enjoyed two undefeated seasons and won back-to-back championships.

An accomplished businessman, Griffin is vice president of Slater Funeral Home in Milledgeville, a Griffin family-owned business.

Political (dates and titles of previously held political offices)

In 1994, running as a Democrat, Griffin was elected state senator from the 25th District of Georgia and was reelected in 1996. He sacrificed his Senate seat in 1998 to run for lieutenant governor but lost. Griffin tried again for his old Senate seat in 2000, and was narrowly defeated by the incumbent in the primary election. Not discouraged, Griffin ran for mayor of Milledgeville, his hometown, and won in 2001.

Education (times and places of schools, colleges, major, degrees, activities, sports)

Griffin holds an A.S. in funeral service from Grupton Jones College, a B.S. in building construction from Tuskegee Institute and a master's degree in contract procurement and management from the Florida Institute of Technology. He is also a graduate of the Army Command and General Staff College and the National War College.

Military (branch, years of service, active duty experience, highest rank, medals, honors, type and date of discharge)

Griffin's twenty-three-year career in the military began in 1967 when he served as a helicopter pilot and flight instructor in Vietnam. He also served a tour of duty in Germany, where he was a logistics officer, battalion chief, and director of engineering and housing. From 1984 to 1986, Griffin commanded an engineering battalion at Fort Stewart, Georgia, and from 1986 to 1990 he was assigned to the Pentagon.

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