PHOENIX (AP) -- Republican U.S. Rep. Andy Biggs of Arizona will be the next chairman of the conservative House Freedom Caucus.

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Biggs' office announced that the caucus' members this week chose him to become its third chairman, following fellow Republicans Jim Jordan of Ohio and Mark Meadows of North Carolina.

Biggs is a former Arizona legislator who now is a two-term representative from Arizona's 5th Congressional District.

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The district includes parts of the Phoenix suburbs of Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa and Queen Creek.

Andy Biggs, House Freedom Caucus

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