|Governor of Arizona|
|Elections and appointments|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|U.S. House, California|
|Bachelor's||Golden Gate University (1980)|
|Years of service||1972-1975|
|Birthday||September 5, 1950|
|Place of birth||Louisville, Kentucky|
|Profession||Former police officer, real estate developer|
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.
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.
- B.A. - Golden Gate University (1980)
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.
- See also: Arizona gubernatorial election, 2014
Riggs is running for election to the office of Governor of Arizona. He is seeking the Republican nomination in the primary election on August 26, 2014. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.
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