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  |Name = Andy Tobin
 
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|Current candidacy  = U.S. House, Arizona, District 1
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|Current candidacy election date = November 4, 2014
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|Current candidacy primary date = August 26, 2014
 
  |Position = Arizona House of Representatives District 1
 
  |Position = Arizona House of Representatives District 1
 
  |Status = Incumbent
 
  |Status = Incumbent
 
  |Tenure = 2007-Present
 
  |Tenure = 2007-Present
  |Term ends = [[Term-end dates of legislators elected on November 2, 2010|January 10, 2013]]
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  |Term ends = January 5, 2015
 
  |Assumed office = 2007
 
  |Assumed office = 2007
  |Political party = Republican |Party dot = {{reddot|size=10px}}
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  |Political party = Republican
 
  |Leadership = Speaker, Arizona State House of Representatives
 
  |Leadership = Speaker, Arizona State House of Representatives
 
  |Years leadership = 2011-present
 
  |Years leadership = 2011-present
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  |Per diem = $35/day for the first 120 days of regular session and for special sessions and $10/day thereafter.
 
  |Per diem = $35/day for the first 120 days of regular session and for special sessions and $10/day thereafter.
 
  |Pension  =  
 
  |Pension  =  
  |Last election = [[Arizona House of Representatives elections, 2010|November 2, 2010]]
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  |Last election = [[Arizona House of Representatives elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]
 
  |Appointed =  
 
  |Appointed =  
 
  |Appointed by =  
 
  |Appointed by =  
 
  |First elected = 2006
 
  |First elected = 2006
 
  |Term limits = Four consecutive terms
 
  |Term limits = Four consecutive terms
  |Next election = [[Arizona House of Representatives elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]
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  |Next election = [[Arizona House of Representatives elections, 2014|November 4, 2014]]
 
  |Prior office =  
 
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  |Campaign website =  
 
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  |Personal website = http://www.andytobin.com/
 
  |Personal website = http://www.andytobin.com/
}}{{tnr}}'''Andy Tobin''' (b. June 27, 1958) is a [[Republican Party|Republican]] member of the [[Arizona House of Representatives]]. He has represented the 1st District since 2007 and currently serves as [[Speaker of the House|House Speaker]]. He previously was [[State House Majority Leader|House Majority Leader]].  
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}}{{tnr}}'''Andy Tobin''' (b. June 27, 1958) is a [[Republican Party|Republican]] member of the [[Arizona House of Representatives]], representing District 1. He was first elected to the chamber in 2006. He currently serves as [[Speaker of the House|House Speaker]]. He previously was [[State House Majority Leader|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.
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Tobin {{2014isrunning}} for [[U.S. House]] in 2014, representing [[Arizona's 1st congressional district elections, 2014|Arizona's 1st congressional district]].<ref name=azcap>[http://azcapitoltimes.com/news/2013/09/18/arizona-house-speaker-andy-tobin-eyes-run-for-congress-in-congressional-district-1/ ''AzCapitolTimes.com,'' "Arizona House speaker eyes run for Congress," September 18, 2013]</ref><ref name=announce>[http://atr.rollcall.com/arizona-speaker-enters-race-against-ann-kirkpatrick/ ''Roll Call,'' "Arizona Speaker Enters Race Against Ann Kirkpatrick," October 3, 2013]</ref>
  
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.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=68079 Project Vote Smart - Rep. Tobin]</ref>
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==Biography==
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Tobin's professional experience includes working as a Manager with TLC Employee Benefits and Consulting, CEO of a local aerospace company, banker, insurance, and real estate lender.
  
 
==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
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===2013-2014===
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At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Tobin served on the following committees:
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{{Committee Assignments
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|State = Arizona
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|year = 2013
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|Chamber = House of Representatives
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|Committee1 = Rules
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|Committee2 = Audit
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|Joint2 = Yes
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|Chair2 = ''Ex officio''
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|Committee3 = Federal Mandates
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|Joint3 = Yes
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|Chair3 = Co-Chair
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}}
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===2011-2012===
 
===2011-2012===
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Tobin has been appointed to these committees:
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In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Tobin served on these committees:
  
*[[Rules Committee, Arizona House of Representatives]], Vice Chair
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{{Committee Assignments
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|Collapse=Yes
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|State = Arizona
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|year = 2011
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|Chamber = House of Representatives
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|Committee1 = Rules
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|Chair1 = Vice Chair
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|Committee2 = Border Security Advisory
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|Joint2 = Yes
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|Committee3 = Capital Review
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|Joint3 = Yes
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}}
  
 
===2009-2010===
 
===2009-2010===
 
In the 2009-2010 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]]
 
  
==Issues==
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{{Committee Assignments
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.<Ref>[http://votesmart.org/npat.php?can_id=68079 Project Vote Smart - Rep. Tobin ''Issue Positions'']</ref>
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|State = Arizona
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.<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>
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|year = 2009
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|Chamber = State Senate
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|Committee1 = Banking and Insurance
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|Committee2 = Rules
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}}
  
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==Issues==
 
===Legislation===
 
===Legislation===
 
Tobin's sponsored bills include:
 
Tobin's sponsored bills include:
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*HB 2564 - abortion   
 
*HB 2564 - abortion   
 
For a full listed of sponsored bills see the [http://www.azleg.gov/MembersPage.asp?Member_ID=55&Legislature=49#bills House website].
 
For a full listed of sponsored bills see the [http://www.azleg.gov/MembersPage.asp?Member_ID=55&Legislature=49#bills House website].
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===Campaign themes===
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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.<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>
  
 
===Presidential preference===
 
===Presidential preference===
 
{{presendorse|2012|Mitt Romney}}<ref>[http://www.mittromney.com/news/press/2012/02/mitt-romney-announces-support-additional-arizona-elected-officials ''Mitt Romney for President,'' "Mitt Romney Announces Support of Additional Arizona Elected Officials," February 2, 2012]</ref>
 
{{presendorse|2012|Mitt Romney}}<ref>[http://www.mittromney.com/news/press/2012/02/mitt-romney-announces-support-additional-arizona-elected-officials ''Mitt Romney for President,'' "Mitt Romney Announces Support of Additional Arizona Elected Officials," February 2, 2012]</ref>
  
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===Scorecards===
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====Goldwater Institute====
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::''See also: [[Goldwater Institute's Legislative Report Card]]''
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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.<ref name="goldwater">[http://goldwaterinstitute.org/article/2012-legislative-report-card-arizonas-fiftieth-legislature-first-regular-session ''Goldwater Institute'' "2012 Legislative Report Card for Arizona's 50th Legislature, First Regular Session," August 15, 2012]</ref>
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=====2012=====
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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 House of Representatives|Arizona State Representatives]].<ref name="goldwater"/>
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{{AZ med lawsuit|Name=Andy Tobin}}
 
==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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===2014===
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:: ''See also: [[Arizona's 1st congressional district elections, 2014]]''
  
===2010===
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Tobin {{2014isrunning}} in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2014|2014 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2014|U.S. House]], representing [[United States House of Representatives elections in Arizona, 2014|Arizona's]] [[Arizona's 1st congressional district elections, 2014|1st District]]. Tobin {{2014isseeking}} the Republican nomination in the primary on August 26, 2013. {{Nov2014genelection}}<ref name=announce/>
  
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The National Republican Congressional Committee added Tobin to their "On the Radar" list in November 2013.  According to the NRCC, candidates that make this list receive "...the tools they need to run successful, winning campaigns against their Democratic opponents."<ref>[http://atr.rollcall.com/house-republicans-name-36-recruits-to-on-the-radar/ ''Roll Call'', "House Republicans Put 36 Recruits ‘On the Radar’" accessed November 21, 2013]</ref>
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===2012===
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:: ''See also: [[Arizona House of Representatives elections, 2012]]''
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Tobin won re-election in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[Arizona House of Representatives elections, 2012|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.<ref>[http://www.azsos.gov/election/2012/Primary/FullListing.htm Arizona Secretary of State - Primary candidate list]</ref><ref>[http://www.azsos.gov/election/2012/Primary/Canvass.pdf ''Arizona Secretary of State,'' Official 2012 Primary Results]</ref>
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{{Election box 2012
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|Chamber= Arizona House of Representatives, District , General Election
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|party1=Republican
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|party2=Republican
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|winner1 =Karen Fann
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|Inc1 =Y
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|Inc2=Y
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|winner2 =Andy Tobin
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|votes1 =62379
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|votes2 =60800
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}}
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{{Primary election box 2012
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|Chamber= Arizona House of Representatives, District 1
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|party=Republican
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|winner1 =Andy Tobin
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|Inc1 = Y
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|winner2 = Karen Fann
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|Inc2 = Y
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|candidate3 = Lori Klein
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|votes1 = 22167
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|votes2 = 18142
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|votes3 = 13781
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}}
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===2010===
 
:: ''See also: [[Arizona House of Representatives elections, 2010]]''
 
:: ''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.<ref>[http://results.enr.clarityelections.com/AZ/19539/32216/en/summary.html Primary results]</ref><ref>[http://results.enr.clarityelections.com/AZ/22333/36968/en/summary.html General election results]</ref>
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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.<ref>[http://results.enr.clarityelections.com/AZ/19539/32216/en/summary.html Primary results]</ref><ref>[http://results.enr.clarityelections.com/AZ/22333/36968/en/summary.html ''Arizona Secretary of State'', "General election results," accessed December 13, 2013]</ref>
  
 
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===2008===
 
===2008===
 
 
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).<ref>[http://www.azsos.gov/election/2008/General/Canvass2008GE.pdf 2008 general election results, Arizona]</ref>
 
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).<ref>[http://www.azsos.gov/election/2008/General/Canvass2008GE.pdf 2008 general election results, Arizona]</ref>
  
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==Campaign donors==
 
==Campaign donors==
===2010===
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{{Comprehensive donor history
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|Name = Tobin
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|Full name = Andy Tobin
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|year = 2006
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|Editdate = May 22, 2013
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|link = <ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/uniquecandidate.phtml?uc=8770 ''followthemoney.org'', "Tobin, Andy," accessed May 22, 2013]</ref>
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|party = Republican
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|totalraised2012 = 123336
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|result2012 = Won
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|office2012 = [[Arizona House of Representatives elections, 2012|Arizona State House, District 1]]
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|totalraised2010 = 89521
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|result2010 = Won
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|office2010 = [[Arizona House of Representatives elections, 2010|Arizona State House, District 1]]
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|totalraised2008 = 20630
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|result2008 = Won
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|office2008 = [[Arizona House of Representatives elections, 2008|Arizona State House, District 1]]
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|totalraised2006 = 40034
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|result2006 = Won
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|office2006 = [[Arizona House of Representatives elections, 2006|Arizona State House, District 1]]
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}}
  
In 2010, Tobin raised $89,521 in contributions. <ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=AZ&y=2010&f=H&so=O&p=1#sorttable 2010 contributions]</ref> 
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===2012===
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{{SLP donor box 2012
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|name = Tobin  
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|full Name = Andy Tobin
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=138547
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|office= Arizona House of Representatives
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|new = no
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|party = Republican
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|total raised = 123,336
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|org1 = Arizona Association of Realtors
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|org2 = Jacobs, Gretchen N
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|org3 = Arizona Chamber of Commerce & Industry
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|org4 = Salt River Project
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|org5 = Cox Communications
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|orgamount1 = 500
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|orgamount2 = 500
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|orgamount3 = 500
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|orgamount4 = 500
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|orgamount5 = 500
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|}}
  
His largest contributor was [[Cox Communications]], which donated $1,000 to his campaign.
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===2010===
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{{SLP donor box 2010
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|name = Tobin
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|full Name = Andy Tobin
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=126433
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|office= Arizona House of Representatives
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|new = no
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|party = Republican
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|total raised = 89,521
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|org1 = Cox Communications
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|org2 = Delgado, Robert M
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|org3 = Associated Highway Patrolmen Of Arizona
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|org4 = Jacobs Jr, Jeremy M
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|org5 = Arizona Medical Association
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|orgamount1 = 1000
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|orgamount2 = 780
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|orgamount3 = 750
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|orgamount4 = 750
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|orgamount5 = 700
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|}}
  
 
===2008===
 
===2008===
Below are Tobin's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2008 election:<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=106474 Follow the Money - 2008 Campaign contributions]</ref>
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{{SLP donor box 2008
{| class="wikitable"
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|full Name = Andy Tobin
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=106474
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|office= Arizona House of Representatives
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|new = no
|AZ Assoc of Realtors
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|party = Republican
|$600
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|total raised = 20,630
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|org1 = Arizona Association Of Realtors
|AZ Medical Assoc
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|org2 = Arizona Medical Association
|$500
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|org3 = Barnes Jr, Stan O
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|org4 = Moynahan, Timothy
|Grand Canyon State Electric Cooperative Assoc
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|org5 = Boals, Richard L
|$390
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|orgamount1 = 600
|-
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|orgamount2 = 500
|[[Cox Communications]]
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|orgamount3 = 390
|$390
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|orgamount4 = 390
|-
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|orgamount5 = 390
|S L Mills
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|}}
|$390
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|-
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===2006===
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{{SLP donor box 2006
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|name = Tobin
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|full Name = Andy Tobin
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=90019
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|office= Arizona House of Representatives
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|new = yes
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|party = Republican
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|total raised = 40,034
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|org1 = Public Fund
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|org2 = Tobin, Andy
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|org3 = Hall Iii, George R
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|org4 = Pierce, Stephen
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|org5 = Helfinstine, Scott K
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|orgamount1 = 36554
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|orgamount2 = 580
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|orgamount3 = 120
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|orgamount4 = 120
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|orgamount5 = 120
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|}}
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==Personal==
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Tobin and his wife, Jennifer, have five children.
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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.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=68079 Project Vote Smart - Rep. Tobin]</ref>
  
 
==Recent news==
 
==Recent news==
 
This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term "'''Andy + Tobin + Arizona + House'''"
 
This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term "'''Andy + Tobin + Arizona + House'''"
 
<rss>http://news.google.com/news?hl=en&gl=us&q=Andy+Tobin+Arizona+House&um=1&ie=UTF-8&output=rss|template=slpfeed|max=10|title=Andy Tobin News Feed</rss>
 
<rss>http://news.google.com/news?hl=en&gl=us&q=Andy+Tobin+Arizona+House&um=1&ie=UTF-8&output=rss|template=slpfeed|max=10|title=Andy Tobin News Feed</rss>
 
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==See also==
==Personal==
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*[[United States House of Representatives]]
Tobin and his wife Jennifer have five children.
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*[[Arizona's 1st congressional district elections, 2014]]
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*[[Arizona's 1st congressional district]]
  
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
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* [http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=68079 Project Vote Smart legislative profile]
 
* [http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=68079 Project Vote Smart legislative profile]
 
* [http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=68079 Project Vote Smart bio]
 
* [http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=68079 Project Vote Smart bio]
* Campaign Contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=126433 2010], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=106474 2008], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=90019 2006]
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* Campaign Contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=138547 2012], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=126433 2010], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=106474 2008], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=90019 2006]
  
 
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Andy Tobin
Andy Tobin.gif
Current candidacy
Running for U.S. House, Arizona, District 1
Date of primaryAugust 26, 2014
General electionNovember 4, 2014
Current office
Arizona House of Representatives District 1
In office
2007-Present
Term ends
January 5, 2015
Years in position 7
PartyRepublican
Leadership
Speaker, Arizona State House of Representatives
2011-present
Majority Leader, Arizona State House of Representatives
2010-2011
Compensation
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 6, 2012
First elected2006
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsFour consecutive terms
Personal
BirthdayJune 27, 1958
Place of birthNew York, NY
ProfessionManager, TLC Employee Benefits and Consulting
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Office website
Personal website
CandidateVerification
Andy Tobin (b. June 27, 1958) is a Republican member of the Arizona House of Representatives, representing District 1. He was first elected to the chamber in 2006. He currently serves as House Speaker. He previously was House Majority Leader.

Tobin is running for U.S. House in 2014, representing Arizona's 1st congressional district.[1][2]

Biography

Tobin's professional experience includes working as a Manager with TLC Employee Benefits and Consulting, CEO of a local aerospace company, banker, insurance, and real estate lender.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Arizona Committee Assignments, 2013
Rules
Audit, Ex officio
Federal Mandates, Co-Chair

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

Legislation

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.

Campaign themes

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.[3]

Presidential preference

2012

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

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

Scorecards

Goldwater Institute

See also: Goldwater Institute's Legislative Report Card

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.[5]

2012

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.[5]

Medicaid expansion lawsuit

See also: Can Arizona conservatives beat the clock to block Medicaid expansion from taking effect Jan. 1?

Andy Tobin is one of the 36 Republican members of the state legislature who signed onto a lawsuit in September 2013 against Arizona Governor Jan Brewer with the conservative Goldwater Institute over the Arizona Medicaid Expansion.[6]

Following the U.S. Supreme Court ruling to uphold the Affordable Care Act in June 2012, Brewer, a Republican who had long fought for its repeal, ultimately broke ranks with her party on the issue of Medicaid.[7] She first publicly embraced Arizona's participation in the federally controlled Medicaid expansion during her 2013 State of the State address. In addition to conceding the futility of continued opposition to Obamacare in the wake of the Supreme Court decision and Obama's re-election victory, Brewer discussed the considerable popular support for expanding patient eligibility: residents had already voted twice to make the state government provide free care for everyone up to the federal poverty line.

By June, a Medicaid expansion law had obtained passage in Arizona, despite a reluctant Republican-led state legislature. The United Republican Alliance of Principled Conservatives responded by filing a referendum to block the Medicaid Expansion law from taking effect, but the referendum failed to collect the required 86,405 valid signatures to land on the November 2014 ballot before the September 11, 2013, deadline.[8]

The referendum option off the table, expansion opponents decided a lawsuit was the best available alternative. The suit was filed on the grounds that because the expansion would require participating hospitals to pay a set fee to the state to help compensate for future reductions in the federal subsidy, the law contains a tax and therefore its implementation under the control of the executive branch would violate the state law enforcing separation of powers. While the imposition of such a fee is an authority given to state agencies "over 80 times in the past five years,"[6] according to a Brewer spokesperson, critics insist that the fee's resemblance to a tax is too close for constitutional comfort, per Article 3, Section 22, the distribution of powers.[9]

The state's conservative interests, plus the 36 Republican members of the legislature who voted against Arizona's involvement in the federal government-controlled Medicaid reform, hoped to have expansion shut down before it officially went live Jan. 1, 2014, with eligible residents beginning to enroll as early as Oct. 1.

Elections

2014

See also: Arizona's 1st congressional district elections, 2014

Tobin is running in the 2014 election for the U.S. House, representing Arizona's 1st District. Tobin is seeking the Republican nomination in the primary on August 26, 2013. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.[2]

The National Republican Congressional Committee added Tobin to their "On the Radar" list in November 2013. According to the NRCC, candidates that make this list receive "...the tools they need to run successful, winning campaigns against their Democratic opponents."[10]

2012

See also: Arizona House of Representatives elections, 2012

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.[11][12]

Arizona House of Representatives, District , General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKaren Fann Incumbent 50.6% 62,379
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngAndy Tobin Incumbent 49.4% 60,800
Total Votes 123,179


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

2010

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.[13][14]

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

2008

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).[15]

Tobin raised $20,630 for the campaign, Mason raised $2,311, and Grittner raised $21,457.[16]

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

Comprehensive donor information for Tobin is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Tobin raised a total of $273,521 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 22, 2013.[17]

Andy Tobin's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Arizona State House, District 1 Won $123,336
2010 Arizona State House, District 1 Won $89,521
2008 Arizona State House, District 1 Won $20,630
2006 Arizona State House, District 1 Won $40,034
Grand Total Raised $273,521

2012

Tobin won re-election to the Arizona House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Tobin raised a total of $123,336.
Arizona House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Andy Tobin's campaign in 2012
Arizona Association of Realtors$500
Jacobs, Gretchen N$500
Arizona Chamber of Commerce & Industry$500
Salt River Project$500
Cox Communications$500
Total Raised in 2012$123,336
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Tobin won re-election to the Arizona House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Tobin raised a total of $89,521.

2008

Tobin won re-election to the Arizona House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Tobin raised a total of $20,630.

2006

Tobin won election to the Arizona House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Tobin raised a total of $40,034.

Personal

Tobin and his wife, Jennifer, have five children.

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.[18]

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