Tom Riggs

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Tom Riggs
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Candidate for
Washington House of Representatives, District 10b
PartyDemocratic
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Tom Riggs was a 2012 Democratic candidate for District 10b of the Washington House of Representatives.

Issues

Campaign themes

Riggs's website highlights the following campaign themes:[1]

Jobs & the Economy

  • Excerpt:"Tom will fight for common sense regulations that are fair, effective, and responsive to the needs of businesses and communities. He understands that fiscal responsibility will help get people back to work, in good jobs with decent pay, and the economy will correct itself."

Worker’s Rights

  • Excerpt:"Tom believes that everyone who works hard should be able to earn a living wage. Tom is a union member, and believes that collective bargaining is a right protected by the 1st amendment. He recognizes that workers may not get everything they ask for, but will stalwartly defend their right to ask."

State Budget

  • Excerpt:"Tom believes we need to make better use of our state tax dollars. Instead of paying $1.2 Billion a year to Wall Street to finance our infrastructure projects, Tom would set up a revolving infrastructure fund, paying interest back to ourselves, growing the fund, creating local jobs and strengthening our economy."

Education

  • Excerpt:"He will work to grow our economy and stabilize our tax base, so we can honor our constitutional commitment to fully fund our schools. Tom opposes Charter Schools, believing that we need to focus instead on improving our public schools and providing a quality education for every student."

Environment

  • Excerpt:"Tom knows that a healthy environment is an important factor in our quality of life, and critical to our resource-based industries, tourism, and agricultural economy. He understands that our economy, government, and civil society can only thrive in an ecosystem that is supportive of human life."

Elections

2012

See also: Washington House of Representatives elections, 2012

Riggs ran in the 2012 election for Washington House of Representatives, District 10b. Riggs ran unopposed in the August 7 blanket primary election and was defeated by Dave Hayes (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

Washington House of Representatives, District 10b, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDave Hayes 52.3% 36,086
     Democratic Tom Riggs 47.7% 32,885
Total Votes 68,971

2010

See also: Washington State House of Representatives elections, 2010

Tom Riggs ran unopposed in the August 17 primary. He was defeated by Barbara Bailey in the November 2 election.[4]

Washington House of Representatives, District 10b Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Barbara Bailey (R) 23,153 60.88%
Green check mark transparent.png Tom Riggs (D) 14,880 39.12%

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