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H. Morgan Griffith

H. Morgan Griffith

U.S. Representative for Virginia's 9th Congressional District

Representative Morgan GriffithMorgan Griffith was first elected to represent the 9th Congressional District of Virginia in the U.S. House of Representatives on November 2, 2010, and is currently serving his second term.  Griffith is a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, which has jurisdiction over some of the most important issues facing Virginia’s Ninth District including public health and federal regulations.

Congressman Griffith is a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, which has jurisdiction over some of the most important issues facing Virginia’s Ninth District including public health and federal regulations.  The Energy and Commerce Committee is the oldest standing legislative committee in the U.S. House of Representatives.  For his second term in the U.S. House of Representatives, Griffith was named to the Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Health.  He will also continue serving on its Subcommittee on Energy and Power and the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations.

Prior to his election to the U.S. House of Representatives, Griffith served as a member of the Virginia House of Delegates from 1994 to 2011, where he represented the 8th District.  In 2000, he was elected House Majority Leader, the first Republican in Virginia history to hold that position.

Griffith is a graduate of Salem’s Andrew Lewis High School and an honors graduate of Emory and Henry College.  After completing studies at the Washington and Lee University School of Law, he returned to Southwest Virginia where he practiced law for nearly three decades.