WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Tim Griffin, R-Little Rock, will speak on opening day of the 2012 Republican National Convention next week in Tampa, Fla.
Griffin will address the afternoon "welcoming" session that kicks off the GOP convention on Monday. He is the first member of Congress scheduled to speak.
"It’s very exciting and just an honor," Griffin said.
Convention Chief Executive Officer William Harris said that as a young leader in the Republican Party, Griffin represents "the future of our party and a better future for our country."
The GOP is slowly rolling out details of its convention schedule this week.
Griffin was not sure how long he would have to speak but hoped that he would be able to highlight "some of the big changes" that would result if Mitt Romney were elected president.
The four-day Republican convention is designed to showcase the party’s presidential ticket ahead of the November election. Democrats hold their national convention the following week in Charlotte, N.C.
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee is scheduled to speak at the GOP convention Monday evening.