Mike Tobash

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Mike Tobash
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Pennsylvania State House District 125
Incumbent
In office
2011 - Present
Term ends
December 1, 2014
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$84,012/year
Per diem$157/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sElizabethtown College
Personal
ProfessionInsurance Agency Owner
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Mike Tobash is a Republican member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, representing District 125. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Biography

Tobash earned his bachelor's degree in Business Administration Management and Marketing from Elizabethtown College. His professional experience includes being the owner of his family's insurance agencies, Tobash Insurance Agencies.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Tobash served on the following committees:

Pennsylvania Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture & Rural Affairs
Commerce
Insurance
Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Tobash served on these committees:

Elections

2014

See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Pennsylvania House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place May 20, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 11, 2014. Incumbent Mike Tobash was unopposed in the Republican primary. Tobash is unchallenged in the general election.[1][2]

2012

See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2012

Tobash ran in the 2012 election for Pennsylvania House District 125. Tobash ran unopposed in the Republican primary on April 24 and defeated Vicki Harman (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 125, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMike Tobash Incumbent 71% 18,148
     Democratic Vicki Harman 29% 7,398
Total Votes 25,546

2010

See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2010

Tobash defeated Robert Loy in the May 18 Republican primary and defeated incumbent Democrat Tim Seip and Independent Dennis Baylor in the November 2 general election.[5]

Pennsylvania State House, District 125
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Mike Tobash (R) 10,703 54.2%
Tim Seip (D) 8,567 43.4%
Dennis Baylor (I) 481 2.4%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Mike Tobash is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Mike Tobash raised a total of $245,128 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 17, 2013.[6]

Mike Tobash's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 125 Won $70,764
2010 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 125 Won $174,364
Grand Total Raised $245,128

2012

Mike Tobash won re-election to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Mike Tobash raised a total of $70,764.
Pennsylvania House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Mike Tobash's campaign in 2012
Pennsylvania Republican Party$4,732
Nationwide$2,500
Blaschak, Debra C$2,000
Pennsylvania Automotive Association$2,000
Insurance Federation of Pennsylvania$2,000
Total Raised in 2012$70,764
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, Tobash raised a total of $174,364 in campaign funds.[7] His top contributors were:

Donor Amount
Pennsylvania Republican Party $49,829
Pennsylvania Future Fund $12,500
Republican Party of Pennsylvania $7,942
Students First $7,500

Scorecards

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2013-2014

In 2013, the Pennsylvania General Assembly was in session from January 2 to December 31. In 2014, the Pennsylvania General Assembly will be in session from January 7 through November 30.

  • Legislators were scored on their votes on key conservative issues.
  • Legislators were scored on their support for legislation related to LGBT equality.
  • Legislators were scored on their votes on bills related to reproductive freedom and family planning.

2011-2012

In 2011, the Pennsylvania General Assembly was in session from January 4 through November 30. In 2012, the Pennsylvania General Assembly began its legislative session on January 3.

  • Legislators were scored on their votes on key conservative issues.
  • Legislators were scored on their votes on key small business issues.
  • Legislators were scored based on floor votes that highlighted environmental issues.

Personal

Tobash and his wife Amie live in Pottsville with their two daughters, Lexi and Mikaela.[8]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Tim Seip (D)
Pennsylvania House of Representatives 125
2011–present
Succeeded by
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