Adam Driggs

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Adam Driggs
Judge of the
Maricopa County Superior Court
Assumed office
February, 2017
Appointed byDoug Ducey
Member of the Arizona Senate
from the 28th district
In office
January 10, 2011 – January 9, 2017
Preceded byBarbara Leff
Succeeded byKate Brophy McGee
Member of the Arizona House of Representatives
from the 11th district
In office
January 2, 2006 – January 10, 2011
Succeeded byKate Brophy McGee
Personal details
BornPhoenix, Arizona
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Leonore Driggs
ResidencePhoenix, Arizona
Alma materArizona State University Brigham Young University

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.[1] He was also chosen as the 2015 Arizona Capitol Times' "Best Republican Senator" in their annual awards presentation.

Family, education and career[edit]

Driggs is married to his wife Leonore and together they have 5 children: Emily, J.R., Charlie, Olivia and Walter.[2] Lenore Driggs is a Justice of the Peace for the Arcadia district in Phoenix.[3]

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.[2]

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.[2] In February 2017, Driggs was appointed as a judge to the Maricopa County Superior Court.[4]

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.[5]


  • 2014 Incumbent Driggs was unopposed in the Republican primary. Driggs defeated Democrat Kelli Butler and Libertarian Jim Iannuzo in the general election.[6]
  • 2012 Incumbent Driggs was unopposed in the Republican primary. Driggs defeated Democrat Eric Shelley in the general election.[7]
  • 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.[8]
  • 2008 Driggs and Democrat Eric Meyer were elected to the 11th District Seat in the Arizona House of Representatives, defeating Republican Jon Altmann.[9]
  • 2006 Driggs and Don Hesselbrock defeated incumbent John Allen in an upset in the Republican primary.[10] In a second upset, Driggs and Democrat Mark Anthony Desimone defeated Hesselbrock in the General election.[11]


  1. ^ "REP. ADAM DRIGGS WINS LEGISLATOR OF THE YEAR AWARD FROM THE ARIZONA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE". June 23, 2010. Archived from the original on September 10, 2016.
  2. ^ a b c "Senator Adam Driggs Biography". Project Vote Smart. Retrieved October 12, 2012.
  3. ^ Koehle, Angie (September 24, 2016). "Mother of five, Leonore Driggs, on the fast track to the judge's bench".
  4. ^ Press, The Associated. "Governor appoints former lawmaker Adam Driggs as judge – Arizona Capitol Times".
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  6. ^ "State of Arizona Official Canvass 2014 General Election November 4, 2014" (PDF). Phoenix, Arizona: Secretary of State of Arizona. Retrieved August 18, 2016.
  7. ^ "State of Arizona Official Canvass 2012 General Election November 6, 2012" (PDF). Phoenix, Arizona: Secretary of State of Arizona. Archived from the original (PDF) on December 24, 2012. Retrieved August 18, 2016.
  8. ^ "State of Arizona Official Canvass 2010 General Election – November 2, 2010" (PDF). Phoenix, Arizona: Secretary of State of Arizona. Archived from the original (PDF) on September 20, 2013. Retrieved August 18, 2016.
  9. ^ "State of Arizona Official Canvass 2008 Primary Election – September 2, 2008" (PDF). Phoenix, Arizona: Secretary of State of Arizona. Archived from the original (PDF) on April 24, 2009. Retrieved August 18, 2016.
  10. ^ Staff, Arizona Capitol Reports. "Incumbent defeated – Arizona Capitol Times".
  11. ^ Staff, Arizona Capitol Reports. "Democrats gain unexpected seat in NE Phoenix district – Arizona Capitol Times".

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