Griffitts, a third-generation Bay County resident, graduated in 1989 from Bay High School. He earned a political science degree in 1993 from Florida State University in Tallahassee.
Griffitts and his brother are co-owners of a home construction business after recently selling their hotel and hospitality business based in Panama City Beach. In his campaign announcement, he lauded his experience in private enterprise, which he said would help him stay connected to citizens, consumers, and small businesses.
On the Bay County Commission, Griffitts represents District 5, which encompasses all of Panama City Beach. He is also the immediate past chairman of the County Commission.
Griffitts served six years on the Panama City Beach Civil Service Board and nine years on the Bay County Planning Commission. He also currently serves on the Bay County Tourist Development Council.
Griff is a member of the Bay Medical Sacred Heart Board of Trustees and is also a member of the Florida State-Panama City Foundation Development Board. In addition, he has served as the Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce chairman and as a board member of the Bay County Chamber of Commerce.
He and his wife, Laura, have been married for 20 years and have two grown daughters, Katie and Anna Claire. In their spare time, Griff and Laura enjoy boating, golf, and surf fishing.