Gail Griffin is an American politician and a Republican member of the Arizona Senate representing District 14 since January 14, 2013. Griffin served consecutively in the Arizona Senate in the District 20 seat from January 10, 2011 until January 14, 2013, but served non-consecutively in the Arizona State Legislature from January 1997 until January 2001 in the Arizona House of Representatives District 8 seat.2012 Redistricted to District 14, and with incumbent Republican Senator Robert Meza redistricted to District 30, Griffin was unopposed for the August 28, 2012 Republican Primary, winning with 19,144 votes, and won the November 6, 2012 General election with 49,647 votes (61.7%) against Democratic nominee Representative Pat Fleming.
1996 When Democratic Representative Ruben Ortega left the Legislature and left a District 8 seat open, Griffin ran in the September 10, 1996 Republican Primary and placed first with 3,340 votes; in the November 5, 1996 General election, Democratic Representative Paul Newman took the first seat and Griffin took the second seat ahead of Democratic nominee Aida Wick and fellow Republican nominee Michael Lunt.
1998 When Democratic Representative Paul Newman ran for Arizona Corporation Commission and left a District 8 seat open, Griffin ran in the September 8, 1998 Republican Primary and placed first with 2,924 votes; in the November 3, 1998 General election, Griffin took the first seat with 12,718 and Democratic nominee Mark Maiorana took the second seat ahead of Democratic nominee Bobby Lugo and fellow Republican nominee William Morrison.
2000 When Democratic Senator Gus Arzberger left the Legislature and left the Senate District 8 seat open, Griffin ran unopposed for the September 12, 2000 Republican Primary, winning with 5,078 votes, but lost the November 7, 2000 General election to Democratic nominee Marsha Arzberger.
2006 To challenge incumbent House District 25 incumbent Democratic Representatives Manny Alvarez, Griffin ran alongside incumbent Republican Representative Jennifer Burns in the three-way September 12, 2006 Republican Primary, where Griffin placed first with 5,512 votes and Representative Burns placed second; but lost the five-way November 7, 2006 General election, where Representative Alvarez took the first seat and Representative Burns took the second seat.
2010 Challenging incumbent Democratic Senator Manny Alvarez for the District 25 Senate seat, Griffin won the August 24, 2010 Republican Primary with 9,551 votes (63.0%), and won the November 2, 2010 General election with 29,830 votes (55.3%) against Senator Alvarez.