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  Griffin, Floyd
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AffiliationDemocratic  
 
NameFloyd Griffin
Address103 Coventry Court NE
Milledgeville, Georgia 31061, United States
EmailNone
WebsiteNone
Born May 24, 1944 (75 years)
ContributorArmyDem
Last ModifedIndyGeorgia
Aug 05, 2016 05:13pm
Tags Black - Moderate-to-Liberal - U.S. Army - Straight -
InfoFloyd Griffin, retired U.S. Army colonel, former Georgia state senator and current mayor of Milledgeville, Georgia, was born May 24, 1944, in Milledgeville. 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.

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. 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.

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


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  11/08/2016 GA State House 145 Lost 43.43% (-13.15%)
  05/24/2016 GA State House 145 - D Primary Won 64.84% (+44.27%)
  11/02/2010 GA State Senate 25 Lost 37.69% (-24.63%)
  07/20/2010 GA State Senate 25- D Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  07/18/2000 GA Senate 25 - D Primary Lost 43.60% (-12.80%)
  07/21/1998 GA Lt. Governor - D Primary Lost 13.95% (-15.32%)
  11/05/1996 GA State Senate 025 Won 59.35% (+18.71%)
  07/09/1996 GA State Senate 25 - D Primary Won 58.17% (+16.34%)
  11/08/1994 GA State Senate 25 Won 93.05% (+86.11%)
  08/09/1994 GA State Senate 25 - D Runoff Won 53.19% (+6.37%)
ENDORSEMENTS
GA Governor - D Primary - May 22, 2018 D Stacey Evans
GA Secretary of State - D Primary - May 22, 2018 D John Barrow
GA US President - D Primary - Mar 02, 2004 D Wesley Clark