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Andy Tobin
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Arizona House of Representatives District 1
In office
Term ends
January 10, 2013
Years in position 8
Speaker, Arizona State House of Representatives
Majority Leader, Arizona State House of Representatives
Base salary$24,000/year
Per diem$35/day for the first 120 days of regular session and for special sessions and $10/day thereafter.
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2006
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsFour consecutive terms
Date of birthJune 27, 1958
Place of birthNew York, NY
ProfessionManager, TLC Employee Benefits and Consulting
Office website
Personal website
Andy Tobin (b. June 27, 1958) is a Republican member of the Arizona House of Representatives. He has represented the 1st District since 2007 and currently serves as House Speaker. He previously was House Majority Leader.

Tobin is a Manager with TLC Employee Benefits and Consulting. He has also worked as CEO of a local aerospace company, banker, insurance, and real estate lender.

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.[1]

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Tobin has been appointed to these committees:


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Tobin served on these committees:


Tobin did not provide answers to the 2008 Political Courage Test. The test provides voters with how a candidate would vote on the issues if elected.[2]

Tobin is urging his fellow state legislators to consider adopting a Arizona Racino Amendment (2010), which would allow "racetrack casinos" or "racinos" in the state as a way of making up for tax revenues that are fast declining in the state's economic recession.[3]


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.

Presidential preference


See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Andy Tobin endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [4]



See also: Arizona House of Representatives elections, 2012

Tobin is running for 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. The general election takes place on November 6, 2012.[5][6]

Arizona House of Representatives, District 1 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngAndy Tobin Incumbent 41% 22,167
Green check mark transparent.pngKaren Fann Incumbent 33.5% 18,142
Lori Klein 25.5% 13,781
Total Votes 54,090


See also: Arizona House of Representatives elections, 2010

Tobin won re-election to the 1st district seat in 2010. Tobin and Karen Fann won the Republican primary. They then defeated Democrat Lindsay Bell in the November 2 general election.[7][8]

Arizona House of Representatives, District 1 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Andy Tobin (R) 46,401
Green check mark transparent.png Karen Fann (R) 41,082
Lindsay Bell (D) 29,214
Arizona House of Representatives, District 1 Republican Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Andy Tobin (R) 21,407
Green check mark transparent.png Karen Fann (R) 14,409
Noel Campbell (R) 12,895


On November 4, 2008, Tobin and Lucy Mason won re-election to the 1st District Seat in the Arizona House of Representatives, defeating opponent Dennis Grittner (D).[9]

Tobin raised $20,630 for the campaign, Mason raised $2,311, and Grittner raised $21,457.[10]

Arizona State House, District 1 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Lucy Mason (R) 55,861
Green check mark transparent.png Andy Tobin (R) 52,819
Dennis Grittner (D) 36,669

Campaign donors


In 2010, Tobin raised $89,521 in contributions. [11]

His largest contributor was Cox Communications, which donated $1,000 to his campaign.


Below are Tobin's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2008 election:[12]

Contributor 2008 total
AZ Assoc of Realtors $600
AZ Medical Assoc $500
Grand Canyon State Electric Cooperative Assoc $390
Cox Communications $390
S L Mills $390

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Tobin and his wife Jennifer have five children.

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