Andy Tobin

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Andy Tobin
Arizona House of Representatives District 1
Assumed office
Current term ends
January 10, 2013
Political party Republican
Profession Manager, TLC Employee Benefits and Consulting
Website House 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]

Issue positions

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]

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'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.



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.[4][5]

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).[6]

Tobin raised $20,630 for the campaign, Mason raised $2,311, and Grittner raised $21,457.[7]

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. [8]

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:[9]

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


Tobin and his wife Jennifer have five children.

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Arizona State House District 1
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