Jack Riggs

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Jack Riggs
38th Lieutenant Governor of Idaho
In office
January 30, 2001 – January 6, 2003
Governor Dirk Kempthorne
Preceded by C. L. "Butch" Otter
Succeeded by Jim Risch
Member of the Idaho Senate
from District 4
In office
December 1, 1996 – 2001
Preceded by Mary Lou Reed
Succeeded by Kathleen Sims
Personal details
Born 1954 (age 62–63)
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
Political party Republican
Residence Coeur d'Alene
Alma mater University of Idaho (1976), University of Washington School of Medicine (M.D.)
Profession Physician

Jack Timothy Riggs (born 1954) is a Republican politician from Idaho. He served as the 38th Lieutenant Governor of Idaho from 2001 to 2003.


Riggs is a physician from Coeur d'Alene. He was appointed lieutenant governor by Governor Dirk Kempthorne in January 2001 to fill a vacancy left by the resignation of longtime Lieutenant Governor C. L. "Butch" Otter, who won a seat in the United States House of Representatives in the 2000 election. Previously Riggs served in the Idaho Legislature as a member of the Idaho State Senate.

Riggs ran for lieutenant governor in 2002 but was defeated by state senator Jim Risch in the Republican primary.[1]


Jack Riggs has served as CEO of Pita Pit USA, Inc. since 2005 when it acquired The Pita Pit system (franchise) in the U.S. - now with over 230 U.S. locations. The Pita Pit brand has over 500 locations worldwide.[2]


  1. ^ "2002 Primary Results statewide". www.sos.idaho.gov. Retrieved 2017-05-07. 
  2. ^ http://www.pitapitusa.com/main.php?page=31%7C Pita Pit Corporate Team
Political offices
Preceded by
C. L. "Butch" Otter
Lieutenant Governor of Idaho
January 30, 2001 – January 6, 2003
Succeeded by
Jim Risch