Frank Riggs

From Ballotpedia
Revision as of 10:19, 16 July 2014 by MStrano (Talk | contribs)

Jump to: navigation, search
Frank Riggs
Frankriggs.jpg
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

General election
Ducey vs. DuVal vs. Hess

Arizona Governor - General election match-ups
Poll Doug Ducey (R) Fred DuVal (D)Barry J. Hess (L)Undecided/OtherMargin of ErrorSample Size
Garin-Hart-Yang (D)
February 3-6, 2014
32%32%6%30%+/-3.5500
The Arizona Republic
August 24-25, 2014
35%35%12%18%+/-4.0588
Terrance (R-Arizona Free Enterprise Club)
September 15-17, 2014
44%38%6%11%+/-4.5505
Keating (D-Restore Arizona's Future PAC)
September 17-19, 2014
41%39%7%13%+/-4.0600
Moore Information
October 7-8, 2014
36%39%3%22%+/-4.9400
AVERAGES 37.6% 36.6% 6.8% 18.8% +/-4.18 518.6
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.

Ducey vs. Duval

Governor of Arizona - Ducey vs. DuVal
Poll Doug Ducey (R) Fred DuVal (D)UndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
Susquehanna Polling and Research
November 2013
36%33%31%+/--600
Rasmussen Reports
August 27-28, 2014
40%40%13%+/-4.0850
New York Times/CBS/YouGov
September 20-October 1, 2014
50%39%11%+/-32,808
Rasmussen Reports
October 14-16, 2014
47%42%10%+/-31,056
AVERAGES 43.25% 38.5% 16.25% +/-0.5 1,328.5
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.

Primary polling
Republican primary

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
Harper Polling
July 16-17, 2014
12%23%21%1%13%7%22%+/-3.29885
Arizona Automobile Dealers Association
August 15, 2014
10%31%16%3%23%7%10%1,300
Harper Polling
August 19-20, 2014
14%32%16%2%19%7%10%+/-3.44812
AVERAGES 11% 28.83% 18.17% 1.83% 16.17% 6.33% 17.83% +/-3.04 845.33
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.

Republican primary

Arizona Governor - 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.

Recent news

BP-Initials-UPDATED.png
Know more information about this profile?
Submit a bio

This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term "Frank + Riggs + Arizona + Governor"

All stories may not be relevant to this candidate due to the nature of the search engine.

Frank Riggs News Feed

  • Loading...

See also

References