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Andy Biggs (Republican Party) is a member of the U.S. House, representing Arizona's 5th Congressional District. He assumed office on January 3, 2017. His current term ends on January 3, 2021.

Biggs (Republican Party) is running for re-election to the U.S. House to represent Arizona's 5th Congressional District. He is on the ballot in the general election on November 3, 2020. He advanced from the Republican primary on August 4, 2020.

In September 2019, he was selected to serve as chairman of the House Freedom Caucus.

Biggs was first elected to the office in 2016 after winning the Republican primary against Christine Jones by 27 votes.

Biggs served in the Arizona State Senate, representing District 12 from 2011 to 2017. He was president of the Senate from 2013 to 2017 and majority leader from 2011 to 2012. He also served in the Arizona House of Representatives, representing District 22 from 2003 to 2011.

Prior to public service, Biggs worked as an attorney with a license to practice in Arizona, Washington, and New Mexico. He won a $10 million American Family Publishers sweepstakes in 1993.

Below is an abbreviated outline of Biggs' academic, professional, and political career:

  • 2017-Present: U.S. Representative from Arizona's 5th Congressional District
  • 2011-2017: Arizona state senator
    • 2011-2012: Senate majority leader
    • 2013-2017: Senate president
  • 2003-2011: Arizona state representative
  • Private practice attorney
  • 1999: Graduated from Arizona State University in Phoenix with an M.A.
  • 1984: Graduated from the University of Arizona in Tucson with a J.D.
  • 1982: Graduated from Brigham Young University with a B.A.

Education

  • Attended, International Relations, Arizona State University
  • BA, Asian Studies, Brigham Young University
  • JD, University of Arizona
  • MA, Political Science, Arizona State University

Political Experience

  • Attended, International Relations, Arizona State University
  • BA, Asian Studies, Brigham Young University
  • JD, University of Arizona
  • MA, Political Science, Arizona State University
  • Representative, United States House of Representatives, Arizona, District 5, 2017-present
  • Former President, Arizona State Senate
  • Candidate, United States House of Representatives, Arizona, District 5, 2018, 2020
  • Senator, Arizona State Senate, District 12, 2010-2017
  • Majority Leader, Arizona State Senate, 2011-2012
  • Representative, Arizona State House of Representatives, District 22, 2002-2010

Former Committees/Caucuses

Former Vice Chair, Appropriations Committee, Arizona State Senate

Former Member, Environment Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives

Former Member, Immigration and Border Security Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives

Former Member, Joint Legislative Audit Committee, Arizona State Senate

Former Vice Chair, Judiciary Committee, Arizona State Senate

Former Vice Chair, Legislative Council Committee, Arizona State Senate

Former Chair, Rules Committee, Arizona State Senate

Former Member, Senate Ethics Committee, Arizona State Senate

Former Member, Space Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives

Current Legislative Committees

Member, Judiciary

Member, Science, Space, and Technology

Member, Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet

Member, Subcommittee on Energy

Member, Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship

Member, Subcommittee on Investigations & Oversight (Science, Space, and Technology)

Religious, Civic, and other Memberships

  • Attended, International Relations, Arizona State University
  • BA, Asian Studies, Brigham Young University
  • JD, University of Arizona
  • MA, Political Science, Arizona State University
  • Representative, United States House of Representatives, Arizona, District 5, 2017-present
  • Former President, Arizona State Senate
  • Candidate, United States House of Representatives, Arizona, District 5, 2018, 2020
  • Senator, Arizona State Senate, District 12, 2010-2017
  • Majority Leader, Arizona State Senate, 2011-2012
  • Representative, Arizona State House of Representatives, District 22, 2002-2010
  • Member, Arizona State Bar Association, present
  • Member, New Mexico State Bar Association, present
  • Member, Washington State Bar Association, present
  • Former Policy Advisor, United Families International

Other Info

— Awards:

  • #1 friend of the taxpayer, Arizona Federation of Taxpayers
  • Friend of Liberty, Goldwater Institute
  • Guardian of Small Business, National Federation of Independent Business

  • 4

Priority Issues:

If elected to represent you in Congress, I pledge to introduce these six bills in my first two weeks on the job.

  • 1. No pay for all Members of Congress until a balanced budget is passed.
  • Congress has passed only one budget in the last 6 years. As a result, a national spending spree has ensued and our debt will exceed 20 trillion dollars by Election Day this November. This is unacceptable.
  • Americans work hard for their paychecks and do not get paid if they do not work; I believe Congress should be held to that same high standard. My "No Budget, No Pay" bill will ensure that Congress does not get paid if they refuse to do their most basic duty of creating and passing a balanced budget.
  • 2. Rein in the bureaucratic rule-making process from the executive branch and restore it to Congress.
  • Onerous rules and regulations perpetrated by faceless, unaccountable bureaucrats are crushing our productivity and devastating our economy.
  • I believe Congress should make the laws, not unelected bureaucrats. When I am elected, I will introduce a bill to take back Congress's law-making authority and restore accountability in Washington.
  • 3. End the ObamaCare loophole designed to benefit Members of Congress.
  • I believe Congress should under the laws it creates. Unfortunately, many in Washington, DC believe they are entitled to special treatment and have exempted themselves from the "train wreck" that is ObamaCare by exploiting a little-known loophole.
  • When I am elected, I will introduce a bill to force Congress to live under the laws it passes and close the ObamaCare loophole.
  • 4. Pass Grant's Law to protect innocent U.S. citizens from violent illegal immigrants.
  • In 2015 alone, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE) released nearly 20,000 criminal illegal immigrants, including those convicted of murder, sex crimes, and drunk driving. These releases can no longer be tolerated.
  • Time and time again, we've seen these individuals apprehended and convicted of violent crimes, only to be let out the back door by our federal immigration enforcement agencies. This practice has resulted in the deaths of many law-abiding American citizens, including Grant Ronnebeck, an East Valley resident and store clerk, who was shot to death in a convenience by a criminal illegal immigrant who never should have been freed in the first place.
  • When I am elected, I will introduce Grant's Law, to keep criminal illegal immigrants, like Grant's killer, from being released onto our streets and into our communities.
  • 5. Repeal Common Core and return all control of our education policies to the states and locals.
  • I believe the education of our children is best handled by our local communities, not career bureaucrats, way off in Washington, DC.
  • When I am elected, I will work to free our local school districts from federal mandates and one-size-fits-all policies, like Common Core, and get back to local control of our education system. Our children's education is simply too important to be left to failed federal policies and they deserve nothing less than our very best.
  • 6. Remove Arizona from the 9th Federal Circuit Court and into a newly established 12th Federal Circuit.
  • The 9th Federal Circuit Court is too large, too overworked, too slow, and has 77% of its rulings overturned. In fact, it has been said that if the American federal judiciary system were to be designed from scratch today, the Ninth Circuit probably wouldn't exist.
  • States like California exert disproportionate influence over Arizonans in the Ninth Circuit, with half of the Circuit's population being Californian. By establishing a new 12th Federal Circuit, we greatly reduce the burden on the 9th Federal Circuit and ensure that Arizona's values are more accurately reflected, advanced and defended by the rule of law.
  • Elections

    2020

    Some 2020 election dates and procedures have changed as a result of the coronavirus. For the latest in your state, .

    Arizona's 5th Congressional District election, 2020 (August 4 Republican primary)

    Arizona's 5th Congressional District election, 2020 (August 4 Democratic primary)

    General election
    General election for U.S. House Arizona District 5

    Incumbent Andy Biggs, Joan Greene, and Karen Stephens are running in the general election for U.S. House Arizona District 5 on November 3, 2020.

    Andy Biggs (R)

    Joan Greene (D)

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    Karen Stephens (R) (Write-in)

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    Democratic election
    Democratic primary for U.S. House Arizona District 5

    Joan Greene defeated Javier Ramos and Jonathan Ireland in the Democratic primary for U.S. House Arizona District 5 on August 4, 2020.

    Joan Greene
    50.0%
    33,964 Votes

    Javier Ramos
    39.4%
    26,716 Votes

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    Jonathan Ireland
    10.6%
    7,187 Votes

    Total votes: 67,867

    Republican election
    Republican primary for U.S. House Arizona District 5

    Incumbent Andy Biggs defeated Joe Vess in the Republican primary for U.S. House Arizona District 5 on August 4, 2020.

    Andy Biggs
    99.6%
    104,546 Votes

    Joe Vess (Write-in)
    0.4%
    465 Votes

    Total votes: 105,011

    2018

    General election
    General election for U.S. House Arizona District 5

    Incumbent Andy Biggs defeated Joan Greene in the general election for U.S. House Arizona District 5 on November 6, 2018.

    Andy Biggs (R)
    59.4%
    186,037 Votes

    Joan Greene (D)
    40.6%
    127,027 Votes

    Total votes: 313,064
    (100.00% precincts reporting)

    Democratic election
    Democratic primary for U.S. House Arizona District 5

    Joan Greene defeated Jose Torres in the Democratic primary for U.S. House Arizona District 5 on August 28, 2018.

    Joan Greene
    59.3%
    27,222 Votes

    Jose Torres
    40.7%
    18,671 Votes

    Total votes: 45,893
    (100.00% precincts reporting)

    Republican election
    Republican primary for U.S. House Arizona District 5

    Incumbent Andy Biggs advanced from the Republican primary for U.S. House Arizona District 5 on August 28, 2018.

    Andy Biggs
    100.0%
    86,418 Votes

    Total votes: 86,418
    (100.00% precincts reporting)

    2016

    rated this race as safely Republican. Incumbent Matt Salmon (R) did not seek re-election in 2016. Andy Biggs (R) defeated Talia Fuentes (D) and Nolan Daniels (L write-in) in the general election on November 8, 2016. Fuentes defeated Kinsey Remaklus in the Democratic primary, while Biggs defeated Justin Olson, Don Stapley, and Christine Jones to win the Republican nomination. The primary elections took place on August 30, 2016.

    U.S. House, Arizona District 5 General Election, 2016

    Party Candidate Vote % Votes
    Republican Green check mark transparent.pngAndy Biggs 64.1% 205,184
    Democratic Talia Fuentes 35.9% 114,940
    Total Votes 320,124
    Source: Arizona Secretary of State

    U.S. House, Arizona District 5 Republican Primary, 2016

    Candidate Vote % Votes
    Green check mark transparent.pngAndy Biggs 29.5% 25,240
    Christine Jones 29.5% 25,224
    Don Stapley 20.7% 17,745
    Justin Olson 20.3% 17,386
    Total Votes 85,595
    Source: Arizona Secretary of State

    U.S. House, Arizona District 5 Democratic Primary, 2016

    Candidate Vote % Votes
    Green check mark transparent.pngTalia Fuentes 64% 15,408
    Kinsey Remaklus 36% 8,663
    Total Votes 24,071
    Source: Arizona Secretary of State

    2014

    Elections for the Arizona State Senate took place in 2014. A primary election took place on August 26, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was May 28, 2014. Scott Glover was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Andy Biggs was unopposed in the Republican primary. Biggs defeated Glover in the general election.

    Arizona State Senate District 12, General Election, 2014

    Party Candidate Vote % Votes
    Republican Green check mark transparent.pngAndy Biggs Incumbent 65.2% 35,820
    Democratic Scott Glover 34.8% 19,117
    Total Votes 54,937

    2012

    Biggs won re-election in the 2012 election for Arizona State Senate District 12. He ran unopposed in the Republican primary on August 28, 2012. He won the general election on November 6, 2012.

    Arizona State Senate, District 12, General Election, 2012

    2010

    Biggs was ineligible to run for re-election in 2010 due to the term limits of the Arizona House of Representatives. He instead won election to the District 22 seat of the Arizona State Senate. He ran unopposed.

    2008

    On November 4, 2008, Biggs and Laurin Hendrix were elected to District 22 of the Arizona House of Representatives, defeating opponent Glenn Ray (D).

    Arizona State House, District 22 (2008)

    Candidates Votes
    Green check mark transparent.png Andy Biggs (R) 59,615
    Green check mark transparent.png Laurin Hendrix (R) 56,885
    Glenn Ray (D) 42,191
    Policy Positions

    2020

    Abortion

    1. Do you generally support pro-choice or pro-life legislation?
    - Pro-life

    Budget

    1. In order to balance the budget, do you support an income tax increase on any tax bracket?
    - No

    2. Do you support expanding federal funding to support entitlement programs such as Social Security and Medicare?
    - No

    Crime

    Do you support the protection of government officials, including law enforcement officers, from personal liability in civil lawsuits concerning alleged misconduct?
    - Yes

    Education

    1. Do you support requiring states to adopt federal education standards?
    - No

    Guns

    1. Do you generally support gun-control legislation?
    - No

    Health Care

    1. Do you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare")?
    - Yes

    2. Do you support requiring businesses to provide paid medical leave during public health crises, such as COVID-19?
    - No

    Campaign Finance

    1. Do you support the regulation of indirect campaign contributions from corporations and unions?
    - Unknown Position

    Economy

    1. Do you support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth?
    - No

    2. Do you support lowering corporate taxes as a means of promoting economic growth?
    - Yes

    3. Do you support providing financial relief to businesses AND/OR corporations negatively impacted by the state of national emergency for COVID-19?
    - No

    Immigration

    1. Do you support the construction of a wall along the Mexican border?
    - Yes

    2. Do you support requiring immigrants who are unlawfully present to return to their country of origin before they are eligible for citizenship?
    - Yes

    National Security

    1. Should the United States use military force to prevent governments hostile to the U.S. from possessing a weapon of mass destruction (for example: nuclear, biological, chemical)?
    - Unknown Position

    2. Do you support reducing military intervention in Middle East conflicts?
    - Yes

    Trade

    Do you generally support removing barriers to international trade (for example: tariffs, quotas, etc.)?
    - Yes

    Defense

    Do you support increasing defense spending?
    - Unknown Position

    Energy and Environment

    1. Do you support government funding for the development of renewable energy (e.g. solar, wind, geo-thermal)?
    - No

    2. Do you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions?
    - No

    2018

    Abortion

    1. Do you generally support pro-choice or pro-life legislation?
    - Pro-life

    Budget

    1. In order to balance the budget, do you support an income tax increase on any tax bracket?
    - No

    2. In order to balance the budget, do you support reducing defense spending?
    - No

    Education

    1. Do you support requiring states to adopt federal education standards?
    - No

    Energy & Environment

    1. Do you support government funding for the development of renewable energy (e.g. solar, wind, thermal)?
    - No

    2. Do you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions?
    - No

    Guns

    1. Do you generally support gun-control legislation?
    - No

    Health Care

    1. Do you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare")?
    - Yes

    Campaign Finance

    1. Do you support the regulation of indirect campaign contributions from corporations and unions?
    - Unknown Position

    Economy

    1. Do you support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth?
    - No

    2. Do you support lowering corporate taxes as a means of promoting economic growth?
    - Yes

    Immigration

    1. Do you support the construction of a wall along the Mexican border?
    - Yes

    2. Do you support requiring immigrants who are unlawfully present to return to their country of origin before they are eligible for citizenship?
    - Yes

    Marijuana

    Do you support the legalization of marijuana for recreational purposes?
    - Unknown Position

    National Security

    1. Should the United States use military force in order to prevent governments hostile to the U.S. from possessing a nuclear weapon?
    - Unknown Position

    2. Do you support increased American intervention in Middle Eastern conflicts beyond air support?
    - Yes

    Speeches
    Events

    2020

    Apr. 4
    Cancelled - DROP ZONE

    Sat 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM MST

    American Leadership Academy - Gilbert North Jr. High - High School Gilbert, AZ

    Nov. 5
    Congressman Andy Biggs’ Senior Citizens Resource Fair

    Tue 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM MST

    2626 E Pecos Rd, Chandler, AZ 85225-2413, United States