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Griffin, Beth (R)State Representative District 66
Rep. Beth Griffin was elected to her first term as state representative in November 2016. In 2013, she was elected to two terms as a Van Buren County commissioner, serving until 2016.
Rep. Griffin was a Parchment Middle School teacher of sixth-grade Special Education and eighth-grade English from 1999-2005 and was a guest teacher at Mattawan Consolidated Schools from 2010 until her election to the state House. She holds a Michigan Excellence in Public Service Series certificate.
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Rep. Griffin received her Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne in 1991 and her Master of Science in Education in English from Old Dominion University in 1996.
Beth and her husband, retired U.S. Naval Reserves Capt. Gregory Griffin, have two children and own a local insurance premium finance business in Mattawan.
Rep. Griffin served as vice chair of the county commission from 2015 to 2016 and as chair of the Area Agency on Aging for Region IV, Van Buren County Mental Health Court and Van Buren County Drug Treatment Court. She was a policy board member for the Kalamazoo Area Transportation Study, and a member of the Michigan State University Extension Advisory Council from 2013 to 2016.
She is also a board member and chair of the Mattawan Area Pantry, a member of the Mattawan Lions Club, and a volunteer for the Mattawan Schools Parents Association. Griffin is also a member of the Paw Paw Area Chamber of Commerce, South Haven Area Chamber of Commerce, Van Buren County Farm Bureau, Van Buren County Conservation Club, Van Buren County Republican Executive Committee and Wings of God, St. Vincent's Societ. She is also a religious education teacher at St. John Bosco Church.
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