Frank Riggs

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Frank Riggs
Candidate for
Governor of Arizona
Elections and appointments
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
U.S. House, California
1991-1993, 1995-1999
Bachelor'sGolden Gate University (1980)
Military service
Service/branchU.S. Army
Years of service1972-1975
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]


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]


  • 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]



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.

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