John Griffin  
City Council
Title: Council Member - District 5
John Griffin


Mr. Griffin is a native of Groveland, Florida. Mr. Griffin and his wife Laverne have 4 children, and 1 grandchild. Mr. Griffin was 1st elected to the City Council in 2002. In 2008, he was unanimously appointed by his fellow council members to hold the seat of vice-mayor and was reappointed in 2009. As a councilman, his focus for our community is on affordable housing and the war on crime.

Mr. Griffin served his country in the United States Army from 1965 to 1967. Currently, Mr. Griffin owns his own business, Tamjo Signs. He has an associate degree from Lake Sumter Community College.

Mr. Griffin is actively involved with his church, the Florida League of Cities, the South Lake Historical Society, the Dade Battlefield Society, and the Cattlemen’s Association. In his spare time, he enjoys raising cattle, fishing, and participating in Seminole war reenactments. 

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