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Adam Driggs

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Preceded by  Barbara Leff
Occupation  Lawyer
Party  Republican Party
Residence  Phoenix, Arizona
Spouse  Leonore Driggs

Children  5
Role  Legislator
Political party  Republican
Name  Adam Driggs
Succeeded by  Kate Brophy McGee
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Alma mater  Arizona State University Brigham Young University
Education  Brigham Young University, Arizona State University

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Adam Driggs is a former Republican State Senator who represented the 28th district. Previously he was a member of the Arizona House of Representatives, representing the 11th District from 2007 until 2011. He is the former Chairman of the Arizona House Judiciary Committee.


Adam Driggs was the recipient of the 2010 Legislator of the Year Award from the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry. He was also chosen as the 2015 Arizona Capitol Times' "Best Republican Senator" in their annual awards presentation.

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Family, Education and Career

Driggs is married to his wife Leonore and together they have 4 Children: Emily, J.R., Charlie, and Walter. Lenore Driggs is a Justice of the Peace for the Arcadia district in Phoenix.

Driggs received his BA in Economics from Brigham Young University in 1990 and his JD from Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law and Arizona State University in 1993.

Driggs has been a small business owner since 1997. He was a prosecutor for Maricopa County Attorney's Office from 1995-1997. He was also a clerk at a law firm in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil and later was an Attorney at Driggs Law Group. In February 2017, Driggs was appointed as a judge to the Maricopa County Superior Court.

In 1995, in his first trial after passing the bar, Driggs represented Olympic athlete Ime Akpan in her appeal against the International Ametur Athletics Federation represented by David Pannick, Baron Pannick QC.


  • 2014 Incumbent Driggs was unopposed in the Republican primary. Driggs defeated Democrat Kelli Butler and Libertarian Jim Iannuzo in the general election.
  • 2012 Incumbent Driggs was unopposed in the Republican primary. Driggs defeated Democrat Eric Shelley in the general election.
  • 2010 Driggs ran for the State Senate and defeated Rich Davis and Andrew Smigielski in the Republican primary and then defeated Democrat Rita Dickinson in the November 2 general election.
  • 2008 Driggs and Democrat Eric Meyer were elected to the 11th District Seat in the Arizona House of Representatives, defeating Republican Jon Altmann.
  • 2006 Driggs and Don Hesselbrock defeated incumbent John Allen in an upset in the Republican primary. In a second upset, Driggs and Democrat Mark Anthony Desimone defeated Hesselbrock in the General election.
  • References

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