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Andy Tobin
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Arizona House of Representatives District 1
Incumbent
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. 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

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

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.[2]

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.

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. [3]

Elections

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.[4][5]

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.[6][7]

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).[8]

Tobin raised $20,630 for the campaign, Mason raised $2,311, and Grittner raised $21,457.[9]

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

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

In 2010, Tobin raised $89,521 in contributions. [10]

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

2008

Below are Tobin's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2008 election:[11]

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

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.[12]

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.[12]

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Personal

Tobin and his wife Jennifer have five children.

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Arizona State House District 1
2007–present
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