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Riggs announces candidacy for House leadership position

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — State Rep. Louis Riggs is throwing his hat into the ring for assistant majority floor leader. 

In a letter to supporters Tuesday morning, Riggs said he is “an attorney by trade and an educator by choice.” 

“It took 26 years and winning a spirited 4-way primary to make it to Jefferson City to serve alongside you, and it was worth the wait. Every day is a new opportunity to learn about the legislative process, the problems you face in your district, and action steps we can take to improve the lives of Missouri citizens while maintaining our conservative values,” Riggs said. 

Riggs has represented HD 5 since 2019. A native of Hannibal, Riggs serves on the Missouri Rural Development Partners board and was the president and co-founder of the Northeast Missouri Conservative Club. 

“The leadership style I have developed leading local, regional, and statewide organizations over the last 30 years is to build consensus,” Riggs said. 

Riggs reported having nearly $14,800 cash on hand in his latest filing report. 

The Missouri House will elect its majority and minority leaders — floor leader, assistant floor leader, whip, caucus chairman, and caucus secretary — after the November election.