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Andy Biggs' Biography

Office:

Contact Information

2509 South Power Road, Suite 204
Mesa, AZ 85209

171 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515

Full Name:

Andrew 'Andy' S. Biggs

Gender:

Male

Family:

Wife: Cindy; 6 Children

Birth Date:

11/07/1958

Birth Place:

AZ

Home City:

Gilbert, AZ

Religion:

Mormon

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 Vice Chair, Appropriations Committee, Arizona State Senate

Former Member, Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, United States House of Representatives

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

Former Member, Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet, United States House of Representatives

Former Member, Subcommittee on Energy (Science, Space, and Technology), United States House of Representatives

Former Member, Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight (Science, Space, and Technology), United States House of Representatives

No professional experience on file.

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

Awards:

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

Number of Grandchildren:

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.

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