|Running for U.S. House, Arizona, District 1|
|Date of primary||August 26, 2014|
|General election||November 4, 2014|
|Arizona House of Representatives District 1|
|January 5, 2015|
|Years in position||6|
|Speaker, Arizona State House of Representatives|
|Majority Leader, Arizona State House of Representatives|
|Per diem||$35/day for the first 120 days of regular session and for special sessions and $10/day thereafter.|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next election||November 4, 2014|
|Term limits||Four consecutive terms|
|Birthday||June 27, 1958|
|Place of birth||New York, NY|
|Profession||Manager, TLC Employee Benefits and Consulting|
Tobin's professional experience includes working as a Manager with TLC Employee Benefits and Consulting, CEO of a local aerospace company, banker, insurance, and real estate lender.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Tobin served on the following committees:
|Arizona Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Audit, Ex officio|
|• Federal Mandates, Co-Chair|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Tobin served on these committees:
|Arizona Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Rules, Vice Chair|
|• Border Security Advisory|
|• Capital Review|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Tobin served on these committees:
|Arizona Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Banking and Insurance|
Tobin's sponsored bills include:
- HB 2102 - financial institution records; disclosure; notice
- HB 2106 - prohibit photo radar; state highways
- HB 2426 - enhanced driver licenses; prohibition
- HB 2564 - abortion
For a full listed of sponsored bills see the House website.
Tobin urged his fellow state legislators to consider adopting a Arizona Racino Amendment (2010), which would have allowed "racetrack casinos" or "racinos" in the state as a way of making up for tax revenues that were fast declining in the state's economic recession.
The Goldwater Institute releases its "Legislative Report Card" annually for all Arizona legislators. This report card tracks how legislators voted on key votes and assigns them a letter grade based on how closely their votes agree with the Institute's positions. The primary values emphasized in the ratings are whether votes expand or restrict liberty.
Tobin received a score of 63 out of 100 in the 2012 report card for a grade of B according to the Goldwater Institute’s grading scale. This score was 3 higher than his score on the 2011 report card. Tobin’s 63 in 2012 was tied for the 23rd highest grade among all 60 Arizona State Representatives.
Medicaid expansion lawsuit
Andy Tobin is one of the 36 Republican members of the state legislature who signed onto a lawsuit in September 2013 against Arizona Governor Jan Brewer with the conservative Goldwater Institute over the Arizona Medicaid Expansion.
Following the U.S. Supreme Court ruling to uphold the Affordable Care Act in June 2012, Brewer, a Republican who had long fought for its repeal, ultimately broke ranks with her party on the issue of Medicaid. She first publicly embraced Arizona's participation in the federally controlled Medicaid expansion during her 2013 State of the State address. In addition to conceding the futility of continued opposition to Obamacare in the wake of the Supreme Court decision and Obama's re-election victory, Brewer discussed the considerable popular support for expanding patient eligibility: residents had already voted twice to make the state government provide free care for everyone up to the federal poverty line.
By June, a Medicaid expansion law had obtained passage in Arizona, despite a reluctant Republican-led state legislature. The United Republican Alliance of Principled Conservatives responded by filing a referendum to block the Medicaid Expansion law from taking effect, but the referendum failed to collect the required 86,405 valid signatures to land on the November 2014 ballot before the September 11, 2013 deadline.
The referendum option off the table, expansion opponents decided a lawsuit was the best available alternative. The suit was filed on the grounds that because the expansion would require participating hospitals to pay a set fee to the state to help compensate for future reductions in the federal subsidy, the law contains a tax and therefore its implementation under the control of the executive branch would violate the state law enforcing separation of powers. While the imposition of such a fee is an authority given to state agencies "over 80 times in the past five years," according to a Brewer spokesperson, critics insist that the fee's resemblance to a tax is too close for constitutional comfort, per Article 3, Section 22, the distribution of powers.
The state's conservative interests, plus the 36 Republican members of the legislature who voted against Arizona's involvement in the federal government-controlled Medicaid reform, hope to have expansion shut down before it officially goes live Jan. 1, 2014, with eligible residents beginning to enroll as early as Oct. 1.
Tobin is running in the 2014 election for the U.S. House, representing Arizona's 1st District. Tobin is seeking the Republican nomination in the primary on August 26, 2013. The general election takes place on November 4, 2014.
The National Republican Congressional Committee added Tobin to their "On the Radar" list in November 2013. According to the NRCC, candidates that make this list receive "...the tools they need to run successful, winning campaigns against their Democratic opponents."
Tobin won re-election in the 2012 election for Arizona House of Representatives District 1. He and incumbent Karen Fann defeated State Senator Lori Klein in the August 28, 2012, Republican primary. He won the general election on November 6, 2012.
|Arizona House of Representatives, District , General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Karen Fann Incumbent||50.6%||62,379|
|Republican||Andy Tobin Incumbent||49.4%||60,800|
|Arizona House of Representatives, District 1 Republican Primary, 2012|
|Andy Tobin Incumbent||41%||22,167|
|Karen Fann Incumbent||33.5%||18,142|
|Arizona House of Representatives, District 1 General Election (2010)|
|Andy Tobin (R)||46,401|
|Karen Fann (R)||41,082|
|Lindsay Bell (D)||29,214|
|Arizona House of Representatives, District 1 Republican Primary (2010)|
|Andy Tobin (R)||21,407|
|Karen Fann (R)||14,409|
|Noel Campbell (R)||12,895|
Tobin raised $20,630 for the campaign, Mason raised $2,311, and Grittner raised $21,457.
|Arizona State House, District 1 (2008)|
|Lucy Mason (R)||55,861|
|Andy Tobin (R)||52,819|
|Dennis Grittner (D)||36,669|
Comprehensive donor information for Tobin is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Tobin raised a total of $273,521 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 22, 2013.
|Andy Tobin's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Arizona State House, District 1||$123,336|
|2010||Arizona State House, District 1||$89,521|
|2008||Arizona State House, District 1||$20,630|
|2006||Arizona State House, District 1||$40,034|
|Grand Total Raised||$273,521|
2012Tobin won re-election to the Arizona House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Tobin raised a total of $123,336.
|Arizona House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Andy Tobin's campaign in 2012|
|Arizona Association of Realtors||$500|
|Jacobs, Gretchen N||$500|
|Arizona Chamber of Commerce & Industry||$500|
|Salt River Project||$500|
|Total Raised in 2012||$123,336|
|Source:Follow the Money|
2010Tobin won re-election to the Arizona House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Tobin raised a total of $89,521.
|Arizona House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Andy Tobin's campaign in 2010|
|Delgado, Robert M||$780|
|Associated Highway Patrolmen Of Arizona||$750|
|Jacobs Jr, Jeremy M||$750|
|Arizona Medical Association||$700|
|Total Raised in 2010||$89,521|
|Source:Follow the Money|
2008Tobin won re-election to the Arizona House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Tobin raised a total of $20,630.
|Arizona House of Representatives 2008 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Andy Tobin's campaign in 2008|
|Arizona Association Of Realtors||$600|
|Arizona Medical Association||$500|
|Barnes Jr, Stan O||$390|
|Boals, Richard L||$390|
|Total Raised in 2008||$20,630|
|Source:Follow the Money|
2006Tobin won election to the Arizona House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Tobin raised a total of $40,034.
|Arizona House of Representatives 2006 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Andy Tobin's campaign in 2006|
|Hall Iii, George R||$120|
|Helfinstine, Scott K||$120|
|Total Raised in 2006||$40,034|
|Source:Follow the Money|
Tobin and his wife, Jennifer, have five children.
He is a member of the Chamber of Commerce, Hugh O'Brian Foundation, Muscular Dystrophy Association Board, Saint Jude's Children's Research Hospital, Sharlot Hall Museum Board, and the Young Men's Christian Association Board.
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- Andy Tobin looks for CEOs, lobbyists to help finance bid against Ann Kirkpatrick - Phoenix Business Journal (blog)
- Say It Isn't So! Candidates Begin Filing For 2014 State Elections - AzJournal.com
- Republican Hits Kirkpatrick on Obama's 'You Can Keep Your Health Care Plan ... - Roll Call
- Tobin: People in Dist. 1 'deserve better' - Eastern Arizona Courier
- GOP targets swing seats in Arizona - Arizona Daily Sun
- Counties seek return of funding for roads - Arizona Republic
- GOP outlines strategy to unseat freshmen Az Dems - TucsonSentinel.com
- Vulnerable Democrats Stockpile Funds - Payson Roundup
- Former Arizona legislator Ben Miranda dies at age 64 - ABC15.com (KNXV-TV)
- Arizona Supreme Court agrees to hear contribution limits case - Arizona Capitol Times
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- United States House of Representatives
- Arizona's 1st congressional district elections, 2014
- Arizona's 1st congressional district
- Official website
- Arizona House of Representatives - Representative Andy Tobin
- Project Vote Smart legislative profile
- Project Vote Smart bio
- Campaign Contributions: 2012, 2010, 2008, 2006
- ↑ AzCapitolTimes.com, "Arizona House speaker eyes run for Congress," September 18, 2013
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Roll Call, "Arizona Speaker Enters Race Against Ann Kirkpatrick," October 3, 2013
- ↑ Arizona Republic, "Racino racetracks floated as tax-hike alternative", May 21, 2009
- ↑ Mitt Romney for President, "Mitt Romney Announces Support of Additional Arizona Elected Officials," February 2, 2012
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 Goldwater Institute "2012 Legislative Report Card for Arizona's 50th Legislature, First Regular Session," August 15, 2012
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 Arizona Republic, "Goldwater Institute sues over Arizona Medicaid law," September 12, 2013
- ↑ Office of the Arizona Governor, "State of the State Addresss," January 14, 2013
- ↑ AZ Family.com, "Group files referendum to block Medicaid expansion," June 19, 2013
- ↑ Arizona Legislature, "Arizona Constitution - Article 3, Section 22," accessed September 15, 2013
- ↑ Roll Call, "House Republicans Put 36 Recruits ‘On the Radar’" accessed November 21, 2013
- ↑ Arizona Secretary of State - Primary candidate list
- ↑ Arizona Secretary of State, Official 2012 Primary Results
- ↑ Primary results
- ↑ General election results
- ↑ 2008 general election results, Arizona
- ↑ Arizona House spending, 2008
- ↑ followthemoney.org, "Tobin, Andy," accessed May 22, 2013
- ↑ Project Vote Smart - Rep. Tobin