Rodney Griffin was recognized with a Certificate of Congressional Honor as the longest-serving Fort Bend resident on the State Democratic Executive Committee, representing Fort Bend and Harris counties.
Sheila Jackson Lee, U.S. Representative of Texas’ 18th Congressional District, sponsored the Certificate of Congressional Recognition to honor Griffin for his long-standing service.
“Indeed, your dedication and commitment towards the leadership of the Senate District Executive Committee is most deserving of the respect, admiration, and commendation of the United States Congress,” said Congresswoman Lee in the Certificate of Recognition.
A graduate of Jack Yates High School and an alumnus of the University of Texas where he earned his bachelor of arts in Mathematics, Griffin was noted in the recognition as “a respected member of the business community, an admired civic leader; and a presiding election judge for many years.”
It was also noted that Griffin was the first Texas Democratic Party official to endorse candidate Barack Obama for the Presidency. He was a principal player in candidate Barack Obama receiving the Texas Delegates majority vote, leading to his historic presidential election in 2008.
“I have given one-half century and counting to this great Party,” said Griffin, who expressed appreciation to Congresswoman Lee, Congressman Al Green and the U.S. Congress for the recognition.
Griffin also was a White House and NBC guest during the Civil Rights Summit at the LBJ Presidential
Fort Bend man receives congressional recognition for his dedicated service