Griffin unsure of future but 'God has a plan and he will provide'

STEVE NASH steve.nash@brownwoodbulletin.com
Frank and Janet Griffin are pictured in 2010 wearing their Silver Beaver awards they received for their work as scouting leaders.

Brown County Court-at-Law Judge Frank Griffin isn't ready to speculate on his future following his loss to challenger Sam Moss in Tuesday's Brown County Republican Party primary election.

If his life in public service ends when he leaves office on Dec. 31, Griffin, 59,  has amassed an impressive resume: county attorney, prosecutor, private-practice attorney, and, beginning in 2003, the first judge of the Brown County Court-at-Law, and he has been heavily involved in scouting as a volunteer leader.

Griffin issued a brief written statement Thursday morning:

 "It goes without saying that I am disappointed by the election results in the Brown County Court at Law Judges race. I believe that I have done an excellent job as judge, and have one of the smallest case backlogs, both in civil and criminal cases, of any court at law in the state. Obviously, the voters did not agree with me and believed I needed to be replaced.  

"I have been asked what my plans for the future are. The answer is, I don’t know. Janet and I will be looking to see what doors open, both here and elsewhere. We believe that God has a plan, and that he will provide. I intend to continue to do my job to the best of my ability until Dec. 31. I will work with Mr. Moss for an orderly transfer of the office.

"I want to thank everyone who supported me, and I wish the people of Brown County luck."

Griffin graduated from Brownwood High School in 1972, from Howard Payne University in 1976, and from Baylor Law School in 1978. 

Griffin served 12 years in the Army Reserve and Texas National Guard.

Griffin recently received recognition for 50 years as a registered member of the Boy Scouts of America, and currently serves as the council commissioner for the Texas Trails Council. Both he and his wife, Janet, hold the Silver Beaver Award, the highest honor given by a local Boy Scout Council.