Putting Parents

and Students


A Proven Education Leader for School Choice, Local Control and Quality Education

"Frank Riggs has the leadership experience and qualities we need in our state's chief education officer.  He knows how to get things done and has a reputation for effectiveness, as a chief executive in the private and nonprofit sectors, and as a Congressman.  He has a deep knowledge of education policies and programs based on his years in the trenches, from serving as president of a public school district governing board to chairing the House of Representatives' Elementary and Secondary Education Subcommittee.  I've followed Frank's career and can attest he was a trailblazer in fighting for the right of parents to choose the best school for their children.  He is ideally prepared for the position of Superintendent of Public Instruction and will be a knowledgeable, articulate and powerful advocate for Arizona's families and children."

Onnie Shekerjian, Former President of the Arizona State Board for Charter Schools, Former Vice-Mayor of Tempe, and Public Policy Research Analyst and Education Advocate

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“As a constitutional conservative, former legislator, and most importantly, as a father of a young child, I wholeheartedly support Frank Riggs for Superintendent of Public Instruction.  Frank has dedicated his career to reforming education for the better.  From School Choice to eliminating Common Core, Frank Riggs will be a champion for quality education in Arizona.  My wife and I know that our son's future is in great hands with Frank Riggs as Arizona's education executive.”

Adam Kwasman, Former Member of the Arizona House of Representatives, Legislative District 11

“Local control and decision-making are very important to me as a town councilman and former public school board member.  Frank Riggs knows that local control in K-12 education means focusing on classroom teaching and learning and empowering parents to choose the education that's best for their children.  I know he will work collaboratively and effectively with our state legislature to get more dollars to the classroom and support policies that put the needs of students first. He's been an education leader for decades, as a school board president, charter school president, U.S. Congressman and education nonprofit CEO.  That's why he has my endorsement to become Arizona' s next Superintendent of Public Instruction."

Jake Hoffman, Queen Creek Town Councilman, Former Higley Unified School District Board Member and Small Business Owner

“Frank Riggs has been in the forefront of the school choice and charter school movements for years. He has walked his talk and is a champion of local control and parental school choice."

Shawnna L.M. Bolick, High School Parent Member, State Board of Education's Arizona Standards Development Committee & Former Charter School Board Member

“Frank Riggs has the proven executive leadership experience and ability to lead our state's schools at a critical time for K-12 education.  He's been a leader in education at every level, from school board president to U.S. Congressman to CEO of a national education nonprofit and Community Development Financial Institution dedicated to helping charter schools with significant numbers of low-income students with their facility financing and development needs.  I admire Frank's service in Congress where he was a leader on education issues, writing federal charter school and special education laws and winning recognition as the National Head Start Legislator of the Year, and his service to country and community as an Army veteran and former police officer.  The depth and breath of his experience uniquely qualify him for the critically important job as our state's schools chief.”

Jim Waring, Phoenix District 2 City Councilman and former Arizona State Senator

“Frank Riggs has a lifetime of serving in critical public roles as a U.S. Army veteran, U.S. Congressman, law enforcement officer and in a broad spectrum of education leadership positions...no one else can match his background and dedication."

Ernest Garfield, Business Consultant, Army veteran and former State Treasurer and State Senator (and Vice-Chair of the State Senate Education Committee)

"Frank Riggs has a lifetime of results in both his personal and public life.  He loves his role as an honorable husband and father.  As a public servant he has a real record of service to both our nation and in the communities he has lived.  As I have come to know Frank I have always appreciated his wisdom, vision, and his ability to listen to various stakeholders for positive outcomes.  As our Superintendent of Public Instruction, Frank Riggs will unshackle teachers to teach and parents to make decisions for their children.  Frank Riggs is someone we can be proud to support to represent us and our families."

Chad Heywood, former Executive Director, Arizona Republican Party

"Frank Riggs understands the importance of technical education for our students who demonstrate an aptitude for learning vocational and career-related skills.  As a national education leader and U.S. Congressman, he helped expand opportunities for students to learn and pursue fulfilling careers through the most relevant technical education and hands-on training."

James Candland, Member of The East Valley Institute of Technology's Governing Board and former Gilbert Town Councilman

"Frank Riggs believes parental rights are supreme.  He supports local control and accountability that should be between a parent, child and teacher and not dictated by government bureaucrats."

Jennifer Reynolds, Founder of Arizonans Against Common Core & Member of Mommy Lobby AZ

“Frank Riggs believes in empowering parents who know what’s best for their children.  He will put students first and parents in charge.”

Gina Ray, Founder of Opt Out AZ! & Member of Mommy Lobby AZ

Frank Riggs for Superintendent of Public Instruction

The Right Choice for Parents, Teachers and Students

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