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Tobin his fellow state legislators to consider adopting a [[Arizona Racino Amendment (2010)]], which would "racetrack casinos" or "racinos" in the state as a way of making up for tax revenues that fast declining in the state's economic recession.<ref>[http://www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/local/articles/2009/05/21/20090521slots0521.html ''Arizona Republic'', "Racino racetracks floated as tax-hike alternative", May 21, 2009]</ref>
Revision as of 15:48, 4 February 2013
|Arizona House of Representatives District 1|
|January 5, 2015|
|Years in position||7|
|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 general||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 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.
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Tobin served on these committees:
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Tobin served on these committees:
- Banking and Insurance Committee, Arizona House of Representatives
- Rules Committee, Arizona House of Representatives
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.
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 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|
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
In 2010, Tobin raised $89,521 in contributions. 
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:
|AZ Assoc of Realtors||$600|
|AZ Medical Assoc||$500|
|Grand Canyon State Electric Cooperative Assoc||$390|
|S L Mills||$390|
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.
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Tobin and his wife Jennifer have five children.
- Official website
- Arizona House of Representatives - Representative Andy Tobin
- Project Vote Smart legislative profile
- Project Vote Smart bio
- Campaign Contributions: 2010, 2008, 2006
- Project Vote Smart - Rep. Tobin
- 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
- 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
- 2010 contributions
- Follow the Money - 2008 Campaign contributions
- Goldwater Institute "2012 Legislative Report Card for Arizona's 50th Legislature, First Regular Session," August 15, 2012
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