Sen. Andy Biggs (R-Dist.22) has been tapped as Majority Leader to succeed Sen. Scott Bundgaard, who was removed from his post today.
Biggs, a retired attorney, is an Arizona native who has lived in Gilbert with his family for the past 25 years.
The Senator has a bachelor’s degree in Asian Studies from BYU and a J.D. degree from the University of Arizona. He earned a M.A. in Political Science from ASU.
Biggs served Legislative District 22 in the State House of Representatives for eight years before being elected to the State Senate in November of 2010. He is Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee and Vice-Chairman of the Judiciary and Government Reform Committees. In addition, he serves on the Joint Legislative Budget Committee and the Joint Committee on Capital Review as well as numerous statutory committees and subcommittees.
Sen. Biggs has earned the designation “Champion of the Taxpayer” from Americans for Prosperity for his cumulative service in the state legislature and has been honored numerous times by the Goldwater Institute as a “Friend of Liberty.” He carries a “Reagan Republican” rating from the conservative PAChyderm Coalition.