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Adam Driggs
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Arizona State Senate District 28
In office
Term ends
January 5, 2015
Years in position 4
Base salary$24,000/year
Per diem$35/day for the first 120 days of regular session and for special sessions and $10/day thereafter.
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsFour consecutive terms
Prior offices
Arizona State House of Representatives
Bachelor'sBrigham Young University, 1990
J.D.Arizona State University College of Law, 1993
Date of birthApril 22, 1965
Place of birthPhoenix, AZ
Office website
Personal website
Adam Driggs (b. April 22, 1965) is a Republican member of the Arizona State Senate, representing District 28. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010. In the 2013 session, Driggs serves as Majority Whip.

Driggs served in the Arizona House of Representatives, representing the 11th District from 2007 to 2011.


Driggs' professional experience includes working as an Attorney with Driggs Law Group, and as a small business owner.

Committee assignments


At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Driggs served on the following committees:

Arizona Committee Assignments, 2013
Senate Ethics
Judiciary, Vice Chair


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Driggs served on these committees:



Driggs's sponsored bills include:

  • HB 2138 - graffiti implements; unlawful possession; minors
  • HB 2150 - animals; fighting
  • HB 2274 - paycheck deductions; political purposes; limitation
  • HB 2418 - concealed weapons; federal firearms licensee

For a full listed of sponsored bills see the House website.

Campaign themes

On his website Driggs lists his four major issue positions:[1]

  • Promote Quality K-12 Education - "Continue to improve quality of education through competition," "More resources towards math and science in our schools," and "Merit pay increases for our best teachers."
  • Help Grow the Economy - "Foster atmosphere beneficial to large and small businesses," and "Reduce Taxes on Individuals and Small Businesses."
  • Reduce High Crime Rate - "Combat child prostitution"
  • Secure Arizona Borders - "Coordinate federal and local law enforcement efforts," "Ensure the successful & fair implementation of our new Employer Sanction Laws," and "Vigorously prosecute all those involved in Human Smuggling."

Presidential preference


See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Adam Driggs endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [2]



See also: Arizona State Senate elections, 2012

Driggs won election in the 2012 election for Arizona State Senate District 28. He ran unopposed in the August 28, 2012, Republican primary. He won the general election on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

Arizona State Senate, District 28, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngAdam Driggs Incumbent 55.6% 49,160
     Democratic Eric Shelley 44.4% 39,243
Total Votes 88,403


See also: Arizona House of Representatives elections, 2010

Driggs was eligible but did not seek re-election in 2010. He instead sought election to the district 11 seat of the Arizona State Senate. He won the August 24 primary and then defeated Democrat Rita Dickinson in the November 2 general election.[5][6]

Arizona State Senate, District 11 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Adam Driggs (R) 37,458
Rita Dickinson (D) 26,916
Arizona State Senate, District 11 Republican Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Adam Driggs (R) 11,005
Rich Davis (R) 9,055
Andrew Smigielski (R) 2,634

Campaign themes

Driggs' website lists the following issues:

  • Public Safety
Excerpt: "I am committed to protecting our border and providing quality police, fire and emergency services."
  • Immigration
Excerpt: "...I have worked with other legislators to create sound immigration law."
  • Budget Transparency
Excerpt: "We must end back room deals during the budget process and create the budget in full view of the Arizona citizens."
  • Economic Growth
Excerpt: "Attracting quality jobs to our area is critical."
  • Protecting Seniors
Excerpt: "I will work hard to ensure that the Arizona Legislature is sensitive to the needs of our seniors."
  • Smaller Government
Excerpt: "Government has become too large and often ignores the will of the people."
  • Education
Excerpt: "Excellent educational opportunities are essential in building strong individuals, strong families and strong communities. "
  • Energy
Excerpt: "All of us have been adversely affected by the skyrocketing cost of fuel. The legislature can do more and I will work for better solutions to these serious problems."[7]


On November 4, 2008, Driggs and Eric Meyer were elected to the 11th District Seat in the Arizona House of Representatives, defeating opponent Jon Altmann (R).[8]

Driggs raised $74,797 for the campaign, Meyer raised $42,008, and Altmann raised $74,541.[9]

Arizona State House, District 11 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Adam Driggs (R) 39,439
Green check mark transparent.png Eric Meyer (D) 39,114
Jon Altmann (R) 37,110

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Driggs is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Driggs raised a total of $246,636 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 22, 2013.[10]

Adam Driggs's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Arizona State Senate, District 28 Won $29,087
2010 Arizona State Senate, District 11 Won $109,395
2008 Arizona State House, District 11 Won $74,797
2006 Arizona State House, District 11 Won $33,357
Grand Total Raised $246,636


Driggs won re-election to the Arizona State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Driggs raised a total of $29,087.
Arizona State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Adam Driggs's campaign in 2012
Arizona Chamber of Commerce & Industry$1,736
Arizona Society of Certified Public Accountants$834
Arizona Lodging & Tourism Association$800
Arizona Association of Realtors$800
Salt River Project$800
Total Raised in 2012$29,087
Source: Follow the Money


Driggs won election to the Arizona State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Driggs raised a total of $109,395.


Driggs won re-election to the Arizona House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Driggs raised a total of $74,797.


Driggs won election to the Arizona House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Driggs raised a total of $33,357.


Driggs and his wife Leonore have four children.

He is a leader in the Boy Scouts, and volunteers with Habitat for Humanity.[11]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Paula Aboud (D)
Arizona State Senate District 28
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Barbara Leff
Arizona State Senate District 11
Succeeded by
Al Melvin (R)
Preceded by
Arizona State House District 11
Succeeded by
Kate Brophy McGee