Frank Riggs

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Frank Riggs
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Candidate for
Governor of Arizona
PartyRepublican
Elections and appointments
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
U.S. House, California
1991-1993, 1995-1999
Education
Bachelor'sGolden Gate University (1980)
Military service
Service/branchU.S. Army
Years of service1972-1975
Personal
BirthdaySeptember 5, 1950
Place of birthLouisville, Kentucky
ProfessionFormer police officer, real estate developer
Frank Riggs (b. September 5, 1950, in Louisville, Kentucky) is a 2014 Republican candidate for Governor of Arizona.[1]

Riggs is a former Republican member of the U.S. House, representing the state of California. He was first elected in 1990, and served one term before losing his bid for re-election in 1992. Riggs made a successful comeback in the 1994 congressional elections, however, reclaiming his seat in the House in January 1995. He won re-election in 1996 and left office in 1999, having opted not to seek a fourth term in the 1998 election.[2]

Biography

Riggs was born in Louisville, Kentucky. At 22 years old, he began his three-year service in the U.S. Army, from 1972-1975. The following year, Riggs became a California police officer. He served in Santa Barbara, California, Healdsburg, California, and later, the Sonoma County Sherriff's Department, before deciding to retire from the police force in 1893 and launching a new career as a real estate developer.

Though no longer a civil servant by occupation, Riggs maintained an active presence in the community by serving on the Windsor Union School District Board of Trustees from 1984-1988.[2]

Education

  • B.A. - Golden Gate University (1980)

Political career

U.S. House

Riggs served three non-consecutive terms in the U.S. House, representing California, from 1991-1993 and 1995-1999. He ran as a Republican in each of his congressional campaigns, including his failed 1994 bid for re-election that forced him to give up his seat for the 103rd Congress.[2]

Elections

2014

See also: Arizona Gubernatorial election, 2014

Riggs is running for election to the office of Governor of Arizona.[1] He is seeking the Republican nomination in the primary election on August 26, 2014. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

Polls

Primary polling
Arizona Governor GOP Primary
Poll Ken Bennett Doug DuceyChristine JonesFrank RiggsScott SmithAndrew ThomasUndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
Harper Polling
June 25-26, 2014
12%33%15%2%14%3%22%+/-3.48791
Magellan Strategies
July 9-10, 2014
11%26%22%2%14%6%19%+/-4.02593
Gravis Marketing
July 14, 2014
7%28%19%1%14%8%24%+/-4.0691
AVERAGES 10% 29% 18.67% 1.67% 14% 5.67% 21.67% +/-3.83 691.67
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted in this race. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org
Governor of Arizona - GOP primary
Poll Ken Bennett Christine JonesAl MelvinAndrew ThomasDoug DuceyScott SmithUndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
Susquehanna Polling and Research
(November 2013)
20%4%2%4%8%6%53%+/--245
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted in this race. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org
Hypothetical match-up polls
Governor of Arizona - General election match-ups
Poll Ken Bennett (R) Fred DuVal (D)UndecidedRefuseMargin of ErrorSample Size
Susquehanna Polling and Research
(November 2013)
38%33%28%1%+/--600
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted in this race. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org
Governor of Arizona - General election match-ups
Poll Doug Ducey (R) Fred DuVal (D)UndecidedRefuseMargin of ErrorSample Size
Susquehanna Polling and Research
(November 2013)
36%33%31%1%+/--600
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted in this race. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org

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