State Rep. Griffin to speak at EAC’s Constitution Day celebration

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THATCHER — Eastern Arizona College will welcome Arizona State Rep. Gail Griffin, R-Hereford, back to campus to serve as the keynote speaker at the college’s annual Constitution Day celebration.

The event is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 19, at 11 a.m., in the EAC Fine Arts Auditorium. Admission is free and the whole community is welcome to come and celebrate the United States Constitution.

Griffin represents District 19 in the Arizona House of Representatives, including portions of four counties: Cochise, Santa Cruz, Graham, and Greenlee.

She serves as chair of the Natural Resources Committee and as vice chair of the Federal Mandates and States Rights Committee. She is also a member of Appropriations Committee and Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal Justice/Transportation.

She serves on four national committees, and on Arizona’s Housing Commission, Water Protection Fund, Water Banking Authority, Rural Business Incubator Commission, and the Growing Smarter Commission.

Griffin has lived in Arizona for 30 years and has been active in community, state and federal issues for many years. She is a licensed real estate broker at Sierra Vista Realty and has been in the real estate profession for 24 years. 

The program will open with a welcome by ASEAC President Mark Wren, and the “Star Spangled Banner” and other musical selections will be performed by the EAC Gila Monster Band.

Eastern Arizona College has celebrated Constitution Day since 2006, to provide educational programs that offer a better understanding of the Constitution, which was signed by delegates to the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia on Sept. 17, 1787.