Who I Am
Bruce Griffey currently operates his own law firm, Griffey Law, practicing criminal law and also is running on the Republican ticket. Griffey has been practicing law for 28 years, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Ole Miss, where he also received his Juris Doctorate from its School of Law.
During his career, Griffey has been a federal judicial law clerk, a prosecutor and a defense attorney, practicing at both the federal and state levels. He served as an Assistant Attorney General in Nashville and served as an Assistant District Attorney for the 24th Judicial District under both General Hansel McCadams and current General Matthew Stowe.
Griffey said he is proud of his deep Henry County roots. He is the son of Dr. Walter Griffey, who is serving as his campaign treasurer and his great-uncle is the late W.O. Inman, who was the Henry County Historian and long-time school superintendent for whom Inman School is named.
He is married to Rebecca Griffey, who is an Assistant District Attorney, serving as the DUI prosecutor for the 24th Judicial District, and he has 2 daughters – Madeleine (15 years old) and Mary-Alison (13 years old). Rebecca is running for State Republican Executive Committee.
Both Bruce and Rebecca Griffey have long-term ties to the Republican Party. Most recently, they worked on Trump’s Presidential primary campaign in 2016 and opened Trump’s campaign headquarters in Henry County. Rebecca Griffey attended the Republican National Convention in 2016 as a delegate for Trump and both were invited to attend Trump’s Presidential Inauguration.
Griffey is also an Eagle Scout and a strong 2nd Amendment support with membership in both the NRA and the Tennessee Firearms Association (“TFA”).
Griffey believes that sweeping change is desperately needed in D.C. for the betterment of the entire country, including reinvigorating the economy and markets and bringing jobs back to the U.S. for American workers, rebuilding the military and ensuring that military members are properly equipped, protecting our Southern border through a wall and other resources and instituting massive change at the VA and how healthcare and benefits are delivered to our veterans to ensure that they receive the respect and treatment they deserve.
He also wants to see new industry established in the 75th District in order to bring more jobs here, as well as more work directed at the drug epidemic which he said has taken its toll on the district. “It’s a Catch 22,” Griffey said. “One of the reasons some people turn to drugs is the perceived lack of jobs. However, an impediment to getting businesses to relocate or expand here is the issue of having a labor force that can pass a drug screen. We need significant change with respect to our criminal justice system in Tennessee. We also need significant change with respect to how welfare assistance is delivered in Tennessee, which I believe has a direct impact on our criminal justice system. I want to be part of ensuring that such change occurs and occurs as soon as possible. We need to fix the drug problem and we need to create jobs for people in this district, and I am committed to doing just that.”