Frank Riggs

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Frank Riggs
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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

Arizona Governor - General election match-ups
Poll Doug Ducey (R) Fred DuVal (D)Barry J. Hess (L)UndecidedMargin 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
AVERAGES 33.5% 33.5% 9% 24% +/-3.75 544
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.
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
AVERAGES 38% 36.5% 22% +/--2 725
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.

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