Jack Riggs
38th Lieutenant Governor of Idaho
In office
January 30, 2001 – January 6, 2003
GovernorDirk Kempthorne
Preceded byButch Otter
Succeeded byJim Risch
Member of the Idaho Senate
from District 4
In office
December 1, 1996 – December 1, 2000
Preceded byMary Lou Reed
Succeeded byKathleen Sims
Personal details
Born1954 (age 66–67)
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, US
Political partyRepublican
ChildrenPeter Riggs
ResidenceCoeur d'Alene, Idaho
Alma materUniversity of Idaho (1976), University of Washington School of Medicine (M.D.)

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 a full term in 2002 but was defeated by state senator Jim Risch in the Republican primary, ending his tenure as lieutenant governor.[1]


Jack Riggs served as CEO of Pita Pit USA, Inc. from 2005, when it acquired The Pita Pit system (franchise) in the U.S., until 2018[citation needed].[2]


  1. ^ "2002 Primary Results statewide". www.sos.idaho.gov. Retrieved 2017-05-07.
  2. ^ "Riggs opens fast food venture". The Spokesman-Review. Retrieved 2019-12-19.
Political offices
Preceded by
C. L. "Butch" Otter
Lieutenant Governor of Idaho
January 30, 2001 – January 6, 2003
Succeeded by
Jim Risch