Parker Griffith

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Parker Griffith
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U.S. Representative from Alabama's 5th District
From: January 3, 2009 – January 3, 2011
Predecessor Bud Cramer
Successor Mo Brooks
Party Democrat (until 2009)
Spouse(s) Virginia Griffith
Religion Episcopalian

Parker Griffith, M.D., born August 6, 1942 (age 78), is a former member of the United States House of Representatives from Alabama's 5th congressional district, based about Huntsville. He won his seat in 2008 by a margin of 51-48 percent. He served on the Committee on Science and Technology, Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and the Committee on Small Business. Previously he was a member of the Alabama State Senate.

On December 22, 2009, Griffith switched his party affiliation from Democrat to Republican. "Our nation is at a crossroads and I can no longer align myself with a party that continues to pursue legislation that is bad for our country, hurts our economy, and drives us further and further into debt." [1]

Griffith was defeated for renomination by attorney Mo Brooks, who then won the seat in the 2010 general election.

He later switched back and ran as a Democrat for Governor of Alabama in 2014, losing to Robert J. Bentley.

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