|Arizona State Senate District 19|
|January 7, 2013-Present|
|January 5, 2015|
|Years in position||0|
|Minority Whip, Arizona State Senate|
|Minority Whip, Arizona State House of Representatives|
|State Senate Minority Leader|
|Per diem||$35/day for the first 120 days of regular session and for special sessions and $10/day thereafter.|
|Elections and appointments|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next election||November 4, 2014|
|Term limits||Four consecutive terms|
|Arizona House of Representatives District 13|
Tovar served in the Arizona House of Representatives, representing the 13th District from her appointment on February 2, 2009 until 2013. She is the former vice mayor of Tolleson City and a former member of the Tolleson City Council.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Tovar served on the following committees:
|Arizona Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Capital Review|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Tovar served on these committees:
|Arizona Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Capital Review|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Tovar served on these committees:
|Arizona Committee Assignments, 2009|
Senate Democratic leadership change-up
In an 8-5 vote on October 29, 2013, Senate Democrats ousted Leah Landrum Taylor as minority leader in favor of Tovar, who had served as State Senate Minority Whip during the 2013 legislative session. The leadership change-up drew a heated reaction from several party members with Sens. Taylor, Linda Lopez, David Bradley, Olivia Cajero Bedford and Barbara McGuire reportedly storming from the room following the vote. The eight remaining caucus members then picked Lynne Pancrazi to serve as State Senate Assistant Minority Leader and Steve Gallardo as State Senate Minority Whip. Following the meeting, Taylor —who is exploring a bid for Arizona Secretary of State in 2014 — expressed shock over her removal. The caucus had met with the purpose of replacing Lopez, who resigned her post as State Senate Assistant Minority Leader in order to focus on new job responsibilities. Taylor said the caucus had no cause to remove her from the minority leader position, adding that the vote was “the most blatant, racist, disrespectful move I’ve ever seen in my life.” According to Gallardo, who opened up the floor to elect a new minority leader, the decision wasn't personal, "...it was just about the caucus wanting to go in a different direction." Tovar refuted Taylor's comments about the vote being over race. “I feel sorry she feels that way, because that is definitely not the case. If you look at me I’m a female and I’m a minority as well, and that was not the issue,” she said. According to reports, party members had called into question Taylor's effectiveness as a party leader while running for statewide office.
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.
Tovar received a score of 38 out of 100 in the 2012 report card for a grade of F+ according to the Goldwater Institute’s grading scale. This score was 8 higher than her score on the 2011 report card. Tovar’s 38 in 2012 was tied for the 52nd highest grade among all 60 Arizona State Representatives.
- See also: Arizona State Senate elections, 2012
|Arizona State Senate, District 19, General Election, 2012|
|Arizona House of Representatives, District 13 Democratic Primary (2010)|
|Anna Tovar (D)||3,122|
|Richard Miranda (D)||3,184|
|Martin J. Quezada (D)||1,621|
On February 2, 2009, Tovar was appointed to the Arizona House of Representatives to represent the 13th District.
Comprehensive donor information for Tovar is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Tovar raised a total of $56,302 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 22, 2013.
|Anna Tovar's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Arizona State Senate, District 19||$33,062|
|2010||Arizona State House, District 13||$23,240|
|Grand Total Raised||$56,302|
2012Tovar won election to the Arizona State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Tovar raised a total of $33,062.
|Arizona State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Anna Tovar's campaign in 2012|
|Food & Commercial Workers Local 99||$1,736|
|Salt River Valley Water Users Association||$1,300|
|Plumbers & Steamfitters Local 469||$1,000|
|Arizona Education Association||$750|
|Arizona Society of Certified Public Accountants||$674|
|Total Raised in 2012||$33,062|
|Source:Follow the Money|
2010Tovar won re-election to the Arizona House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Tovar raised a total of $23,240.
|Arizona House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Anna Tovar's campaign in 2010|
|American Federation Of State County & Municipal Employees||$1,200|
|Arizona Education Association||$1,000|
|United Food & Commercial Workers International Union||$1,000|
|Arizona Medical Association||$500|
|Total Raised in 2010||$23,240|
|Source:Follow the Money|
Tovar is married and has two children.
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- Arizona House of Representatives - Representative Anna Tovar
- Project Vote Smart legislative profile
- Project Vote Smart bio
- Campaign contributions: 2012, 2010
- State Surge - legislative and voting track record
- Anna Tovar on LinkedIn
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 "AZ Capitol Times", "Democrats oust Landrum Taylor as Senate Minority Leader in favor of Tovar", Accessed October 30, 2013
- ↑ "ArizonaCentral.com", "Sen. Leah Landrum Taylor ousted as minority leader", Accessed October 30, 2013
- ↑ "Seattlepi.com", "Ariz. Senate Dems oust Landrum Taylor as leader", Accessed October 30, 2013
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 Goldwater Institute "2012 Legislative Report Card for Arizona's 50th Legislature, First Regular Session," August 15, 2012
- ↑ Arizona Secretary of State - Primary candidate list
- ↑ C-SPAN/Associated Press, "August 28, 2012 Primary Results - Arizona," accessed August 28, 2012
- ↑ Primary results
- ↑ General election results
- ↑ followthemoney.org, "Tovar, Anna," accessed May 22, 2013
Rich Crandall (R)
|Arizona State Senate District 19
| Succeeded by|
|Arizona State House District 13
| Succeeded by|
Don Shooter (R)