|Arizona House of Representatives District 2|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Term limits||Four consecutive terms|
|Bachelor's||Northern Arizona University, 1976|
|Place of birth||Hutchinson, KS|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Issues
- 3 Committee assignments
- 4 Elections
- 5 Campaign donors
- 6 Scorecards
- 7 Personal
- 8 Recent news
- 9 See also
- 10 External links
- 11 References
Chabin's professional experience includes working as Ombudsman for the Northern Arizona Council of Governments Area Agency on Aging, Director of Business Development for the Tuba City Regional Healthcare Corporation, Public Policy Consultant and President/General Manager of the Chabin-Fernandez Corporation d.b.a, Reservation Business Services.
Chabin's sponsored bills include:
- HB 2085 - state agencies; employees; organizational rights
- HB 2191 - cellular telephones; use while driving
- HB 2490 - solar school grant program
- HB 2524 - drug and alcohol treatment district
For a full listed of sponsored bills see the House website.
Chabin's website highlights the following campaign themes:
- Excerpt:"To grow Arizona’s economy, we must grow our educational system, from preschool through post-secondary higher education."
Good Jobs and the Economy
- Excerpt:"Improving the economy, attracting innovative industries and businesses, and creating high-paying jobs should be the State Legislature’s top priority."
- Excerpt:"Arizona’s strength is our environment. It is why we are here."
Health and Mental Health
- Excerpt:"The importance of health and mental health of our citizens to a thriving economy and personal happiness cannot be overstated."
- Excerpt:"It is time to revise Arizona’s tax code to make it fair to everyone."
Chabin's answers to the Arizona State Legislative Election 2008 Political Courage Test are available. The test informs voters how a candidate would vote on the issues if elected. He did not provide a response when asked his legislative priorities.
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Chabin served on these committees:
- Higher Education, Innovation and Reform Committee, Arizona House of Representatives
- Judiciary Committee, Arizona House of Representatives
- Ways and Means Committee, Arizona House of Representatives
- Income Tax Credit Review Committee, Arizona State Legislature
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Chabin served on these committees:
- Government Committee, Arizona House of Representatives
- Ways and Means Committee, Arizona House of Representatives
- See also: Arizona State Senate elections, 2012
Chabin ran in the 2012 election for Arizona State Senate District 6. He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 28, 2012. He was defeated in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.
The demographic characteristics of the state combined with Chabin's personal ties to the area have led to expectations that this race would be one of the most competitive state senate races in Arizona.
|Arizona State Senate, District 6, General Election, 2012|
Chabin won re-election to the 2nd District seat in 2010. He and Albert Hale won the August 24 Democratic primary. They then defeated Libertarian Frank Mulligan in the November 2 general election.
|Arizona House of Representatives, District 2 General Election (2010)|
|Albert Hale (D)||30,164|
|Tom Chabin (D)||22,789|
|Frank Mulligan (L)||5,195|
|Arizona House of Representatives, District 2 Democratic Primary (2010)|
|Albert Hale (D)||11,378|
|Tom Chabin (D)||5,457|
|Albert Tom (D)||4,695|
|Pat Carr (D)||2,403|
Chabin raised $22,837 for the campaign and Deschene raised $22,392.
|Arizona State House, District 2 (2008)|
|Christopher Deschene (D)||36,724|
|Tom Chabin (D)||33,211|
In 2010, Chabin raised $40,857 in contributions.
His largest contributor was the Public Fund, which donated $35,798 to his campaign.
Below are Chabin's top five campaign contributors in the 2008 election:
|Stephen L Verkamp||$130|
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.
Chabin received a score of 39 out of 100 in the 2012 report card for a grade of F+ according to the Goldwater Institute’s grading scale. This score was 10 higher than his score on the 2011 report card. Chabin’s 39 in 2012 was the 51st highest grade among all 60 Arizona State Representatives.
Chabin is widowed and has one child.
This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term "Tom + Chabin + Arizona + House" Tom Chabin News Feed
- Arizona State Legislature
- Arizona House of Representatives
- Arizona House Committees
- Arizona state legislative districts
- Official campaign website
- Arizona House of Representatives - Representative Tom Chabin
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2010, 2008
- Tom Chabin on Facebook
- Project Vote Smart, "Biography," accessed November 24, 2014
- "tomchabin," Official Campaign Website
- Project Vote Smart, "Issue Positions," accessed November 24, 2014
- Arizona Secretary of State, "2010 Primary candidate list," accessed December 20, 2013
- C-SPAN/Associated Press, "August 28, 2012 Primary Results - Arizona," accessed August 28, 2012
- Payson Roundup, "State senate race offers contrasts," February 28, 2012
- Arizona Secretary of State, "2010 Primary results," accessed December 20, 2013
- Arizona Secretary of State, "General election results," accessed December 13, 2013
- Arizona Secretary of State, "Official 2008 General election results," accessed April 7, 2014
- Follow The Money, "Arizona House spending, 2008," accessed April 7, 2014
- Follow the Money, "2010 contributions," accessed December 23, 2013
- Follow the Money, "2008 contributions," accessed November 20, 2014
- Goldwater Institute, "2012 Legislative Report Card for Arizona's 50th Legislature, First Regular Session," August 15, 2012
|Arizona State House District 2
| Succeeded by|