Meet the Candidate
Running For:U.S. House of Representatives
Occupation:U.S. Representative for Arizona's Fifth District
Education:B.A. in Asian Studies from Brigham Young University; J.D. from University of Arizona; M.A. from Arizona State University
Andy Biggs was elected to serve the people of Arizona’s Fifth District in 2016. He currently sits on the House Judiciary Committee and the House Oversight and Reform Committee. He served two years as Chairman of the House Freedom Caucus, and currently serves as Co-chair of the Border Security Caucus, Vice Chair of the Western Caucus, and Co-founder of the bipartisan War Powers Caucus.
Prior to his election, Andy served in the Arizona State House of Representatives for eight years and in the Arizona State Senate for six years. In 2012, Andy was elected as State Senate President.
Andy has lifetime ratings of 100% with the Club for Growth and National Right to Life, 99% with NumbersUSA, 98% with FreedomWorks, 96% with American Conservative Union, and 96% with Heritage Action for America.
Andy is a retired attorney and is licensed to practice in Arizona, Washington, and New Mexico. He received a B.A. in Asian Studies from Brigham Young University, his M.A. in Political Science from Arizona State University, and his J.D. from the University of Arizona.
An Arizona native, Andy and his wife, Cindy, have lived in Gilbert for the past 35 years. They have six children and eight grandchildren.
America is at a crossroads, and we need bold, pro-life, pro-family, pro-freedom leadership to ensure we take the right path. During my three terms in Congress, I have fought hard for these values, establishing myself as a leader in our delegation and in the Republican conference. As a 35-year resident of Gilbert, I have a deep understanding of the needs and values of the East Valley, ensuring I can effectively advocate for their interests. My profound appreciation for our nation, our state, and the U.S. Constitution drives my dedication to serving the Fifth District. I won’t stop fighting for faith, family, and freedom.
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|1. Securing the border by blocking crossings from undocumented migrants.||S|
|2. Prohibiting abortion except when it is necessary to prevent the death of the mother.||S*||Life of the unborn should always be protected. Science and technology have progressed enough that a mother's life can almost always be saved without abortion.|
|3. Appointing federal judges who will interpret the U.S. Constitution in light of current times, rather than according to the framers’ original intent or text.||O|
|4. Adding “sexual orientation,” “gender identity,” and “gender expression” to the protected classes of race, religion, age, sex, and ancestry in nondiscrimination law.||O|
|5. Enacting a federal tax credit program allowing taxpayers to direct a portion of their tax dollars to provide educational options such as private or homeschools.||S*||We should lower the federal tax rate for all so Americans can keep more of their money and spend it on education options they support.|
|6. Amending the U.S. Constitution to require Congress to balance the federal budget every year.||S*||I introduced H.R.7262, the Budget Process Enhancement Act, to withhold Members' salary if Congress doesn't pass a budget.|
|7. Providing any direct or indirect federal funding to Planned Parenthood and other entities that provide abortions.||O|
|8. Expanding background checks to include guns purchased from private individuals.||O|
|9. Protecting individuals and businesses from being required to provide services or use their artistic expression in a manner that violates their moral or religious beliefs.||S|
|10. Passing either the Freedom to Vote Act or the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act to federalize election laws.||O|
|11. Eliminating the filibuster rule requiring 60 votes in the U.S. Senate to move most legislation.||O|
|12. Regulating social media platforms as providers of information comparable to broadcast news.||S|