City: Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
A North Idaho native who is president of Pita Pit USA, Riggs holds a bachelor's degree and an MBA from the University of Idaho, and graduated from Lake City High School. He and wife Tyree have two sons, aged 1 and 4. He is the son of physician and former Idaho Lt. Gov. Jack Riggs. Riggs, who is making his first run for office, says he wants to focus on education and economic development. Riggs also says he's a gun rights and property rights supporter who wants to fight against federal overreach and keep Idaho as independent and self-sufficient as possible.
|Peter Riggs (R)||1,441||50.02 %|
|Don Cheatham (R)||1,440||49.98 %|
Post Falls Rep. Don Cheatham has sent out a campaign letter on a copy of his official Idaho House of Representatives stationery, raising questions about use of official letterhead in a political campaign.
Rep. Cheatham’s campaign letter on what appears to be copy of official House stationery raises questions
Post Falls Rep. Don Cheatham has sent out a campaign letter on what appears to be a copy of his official Idaho House of Representatives stationery, raising questions about use of official letterhead in a political campaign; you can see the letter here. Cheatham’s letter includes a disclaimer at…
Three contested North Idaho legislative GOP primary races have seen lopsided fundraising, according to campaign finance reports, with incumbent Rep. Luke Malek, R-Coeur d’Alene, far outpacing challenger Art Macomber in fundraising; while challengers Peter Riggs and Paul Amador each have raised more than twice as…
Here’s my full story from today’s Spokesman-Review on District 3’s legislative primary races; there’s just one that’s contested, between freshman Rep. Don Cheatham, R-Post Falls, and challenger Peter Riggs. There’s no Democrat running, so the victor will be unopposed in November. Primary is only contest…
First-term state representative and area newcomer Don Cheatham says he was motivated to become an Idaho legislator to “give back” after a career in law enforcement in southern California and work in homeland security in Washington, D.C., and that’s also why he’s seeking a second term in the Idaho House. “I want to give something back to my community,” said Cheatham, 70, who moved to North Idaho in 2012 with his wife Lynn. Peter Riggs, 36, a North Idaho native, is running against him; with no Democrats running, the winner of the GOP primary will take the office.