RIGGS: Wins Pro-Life endorsement

| May 16, 2020 1:00 AM

Idaho Chooses Life has endorsed Peter Riggs because of his thoughtful responses to our Candidate Survey. He scored a 97 on a range of critical pro-Life issues. In fact, it was one of the best responses we received from any candidate running this year.One of his opponents in this primary did not respond to the survey. The other scored just 75.If we are going to continue making progress in eliminating the scourge of abortion in this society, we need thoughtful men and women in the Legislature willing to engage in the difficult process of battling Planned Parenthood and their allies.We have made much progress, as Idaho now has the 3rd lowest abortion rate in the country. But there is so much more to do. We cannot rest until every new life is protected by the law, and valued by this culture.We believe that Peter Riggs will be a powerful ally in the Idaho Senate as we relentlessly pursue that mission.

DAVID RIPLEY

Boise

RIGGS: Focuses on real issues

| May 16, 2020 1:00 AM

Are you as tired as I am of the political divisions and the focus in our state legislature on matters that don’t address our most pressing needs? Our representatives are wasting time on issues that don’t improve our ability to run businesses, help our citizens thrive or educate our children to the levels this world requires for a successful life.It’s time for a change and I believe Peter Riggs is the right choice for Idaho State Senate in Legislative District 3.I had the pleasure of sitting down with Peter recently to discuss the issues facing Idaho and where he stands. What stood out immediately was his willingness to listen, resulting in a respectful dialogue even on issues where we may disagree.His job as former CEO of Pita Pit was to help franchisees solve problems; noting that one size does not fit all, he helped them find solutions unique to their businesses. He brings a similar approach to governing in Idaho.Whether it’s education, property taxes or growth, Peter is interested in innovation, offering different ideas and new ways of thinking to the critical issues at hand. He offers authenticity and a sincere desire to work together to preserve the Idaho we love.Idaho is changing. Growth is happening. We need 21st century leadership to bridge the differences among us and provide reasonable solutions on which our future depends.How we respond today, will determine our future. I believe Peter Riggs is part of the solution. I hope you’ll join me in supporting Peter Riggs for Idaho State Senate.

ANDY SMITH

Dalton Gardens

RIGGS: Smart, will listen

| May 16, 2020 1:00 AM

I am writing to encourage you to vote for Peter Riggs for the open senate seat in district 3. I’ve known Peter for many, many years and can attest to his intelligence, his devotion to his family and to Idaho, and his conservative principals. He is a smart, capable guy and if you like your politicians to be better listeners than talkers, better problem solvers than conspiracy theorists, better teammates than loners and more favorable to business than to government, Peter is your guy.

Peter is a University of Idaho alumni and his family has been here for generations. I think you can count on him to have a deep understanding of the challenges and opportunities that North Idaho faces in the coming decades. His business experience and his skepticism of government solutions will stand us all in good stead. Vote for Peter!

PATRICK WHALEN

Post Falls

RIGGS: Excellent business acumen

| May 9, 2020 1:00 AM

My wife Ilene and I have known Peter and his family for many years and are proud to endorse him for State Senate District 3. We have both worked with Peter on volunteer boards and committees and can vouch for his honesty, integrity and innate ability to impartially shape, support, and promote the mission, and vision of each of these organizations.

His leadership, business acumen, and problem solving skills have been demonstrated over the years in his successful executive leadership roles in two different local companies, Pita Pit and Kore Power. His listening skills, investigative skills and ability to understand the pros and cons of complex issues help him develop effective solutions for the issues we all face today.

Peter, a life-long Idaho native with conservative Republican values, is committed to move the State toward smaller, less intrusive, more effective government with new and better solutions in the areas of education, healthcare, growth, taxes and all the critical issues we face today.

Please support Peter Riggs for State Senate District 3, you won’t be sorry!

CRAIG & ILENE MOSS

Coeur d’Alene

RIGGS: He’s earned our vote

| May 6, 2020 1:00 AM

It is with great pleasure that we endorse Peter Riggs for Idaho State Senate in Legislative District 3. Peter will bring a refreshing, conservative and vibrant perspective to the Idaho State Senate — with a winning combination of business acumen, fiscal responsibility, community engagement and a collaborative attitude.

Peter is exactly who we need on our team to keep moving the ball forward for northern Idaho. As you complete your absentee ballot, we implore you to vote for Peter Riggs, Idaho State Senate in Legislative District 3.

RYAN and JAMÉ DAVIS

Post Falls

RIGGS: Personally, he’s ideal

| May 2, 2020 1:00 AM

I write to encourage the voters of Legislative District 3 to support Peter Riggs for state Senate.

Peter and I grew up just a year apart in Coeur d’Alene, so our paths crossed many times over the years. I first met him playing park & rec basketball when we were kids, but I have gotten to know him best over the last decade or so, serving on the Kootenai County Republican Central Committee and in various capacities with the Coeur d’Alene Chamber of Commerce. Peter and I were also fortunate enough to be selected to participate in the Chamber’s leadership program in 2017.

While you can get a good feel for his qualifications through a voter guide or a website, I’d like to tell you about Peter’s personal attributes that don’t always come through on paper.

Through my experiences, I have come to appreciate Peter’s thoughtful nature, his ability to quickly identify problems, and then craft effective, insightful solutions. He knows when to talk, and when to ask others for their opinions or concerns. He doesn’t just talk to fill space. Boise needs people with these qualities. Peter Riggs is someone who can fix problems, not just complain about them. He will fight for what’s right, but not just for the sake of fighting.

As you fill out your absentee ballots, please mark yours for Peter Riggs for state Senate in Legislative District 3.

SIDNEY C. SMITH

Coeur d’Alene