Joyce Griggs

From Combat To Compact

Whether in the field or in the classroom, she focused on getting the most out of every experience, learning well the lessons each would teach—of tenacity, resilience, and possibility.

BIO

My Skills

B.A.- Sociology

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M.A. - Counseling

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Juris Doctor - Law

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Lieutenant Colonel US Army Retired 33 Years

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Combat Veteran Served in Iraq

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Awarded Bronze Star Medal

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Working to ensure that her messages reach the right ears comes naturally to Joyce Marie Griggs. As the sixth of ten children in a sharecropping family, she developed an undeniable drive to be heard. Whether in the field or in the classroom, she focused on getting the most out of every experience, learning well the lessons each would teach—of tenacity, resilience, and possibility. It’s with this same focus that she has managed to navigate life’s challenges in a spirit of promise and excellence. Now Joyce plans to take that spirit to Washington to fight for the citizens of Georgia’s 1st Congressional District, giving you the voice you deserve.

For decades, Joyce has consistently distinguished herself as a warrior. In both military and civilian arenas, she’s battled to defend those in her charge. She’s fought for our country as a U.S. Army lieutenant colonel, honorably leading and receiving the highest commendations as an intelligence officer. Among her many decorations, medals, and badges are the Bronze Star, Defense Meritorious Service, and Global War on Terrorism Service medals, and the Parachutist badge. As a dedicated Savannah-based attorney, Joyce represented the best interests of Georgians from an array of backgrounds. Her commitment to providing a substantial number of services free of charge earned her the Georgia Legal Services Pro Bono Award. Also, her competence won her the State Bar of Georgia’s Chief Justice Robert Benham Professionalism Award.

Long before becoming a decorated veteran and honored trial lawyer, Joyce wore the badges of insight and persistence. Since the days she worked her way through North Carolina Central University and John Marshall Law School, she’s had a keen understanding of what successfully taking on seemingly insurmountable challenges requires. That’s why she’s consistently approached life’s hurdles with steady vision, measured steps, and distinctive endurance. With this strategy, she won the Democratic Primary for the 1st Congressional seat in 2000, and mounted and rebounded from a vigorously contested general election bid. The uncompromising voice and servant’s heart she displayed then remain central to her drive in 2020.

Seasoned by listening to and working to supply the needs of others in communities at home and abroad, Joyce is well prepared to champion the struggles of everyday Georgians. Drawing on a wealth of experiences, from her own rural roots to her engagements in the global arena, she’s equipped to articulate district constituents’ needs at the highest levels.

Putting her strengths in action for the 1st District, Joyce will . . .

Value the integrity a Congressional office deserves

Operate with the transparency constituents need

 Initiate measures to address the concerns in our area

Celebrate the strengths that distinguish our communities

Elevate interests that empower our people

With Joyce as your voice in Washington, you will be heard.

Value the integrity a Congressional office deserves

Operate with the transparency constituents need

 Initiate measures to address the concerns in our area

Celebrate the strengths that distinguish our communities

Elevate interests that empower our people

COUNTIES SHE SERVES

* Bacon * Brantley * Bryan * Camden * Charlton * Chatham * Clinch * Echols * Effingham * Glynn * Liberty * Long * Lowndes * McIntosh * Pierce * Ware * Wayne