Anna Tovar

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Anna Tovar
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Arizona State Senate District 19
In office
January 7, 2013-Present
Term ends
January 5, 2015
Years in position 2
Minority Whip, Arizona State Senate
Minority Whip, 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
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsFour consecutive terms
Prior offices
Arizona House of Representatives District 13
Office website
Anna Tovar is a Democratic member of the Arizona State Senate, representing District 19. She was first elected to the chamber in 2012. In the 2013 session, Tovar serves as Minority Whip.

Tovar served in the Arizona House of Representatives, representing the 13th District from her appointment on February 2, 2009 until 2013. She is the former vice mayor of Tolleson City and a former member of the Tolleson City Council.

Committee assignments


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

Arizona Committee Assignments, 2013
Capital Review


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


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



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.[1]


Tovar received a score of 38 out of 100 in the 2012 report card for a grade of F+ according to the Goldwater Institute’s grading scale. This score was 8 higher than her score on the 2011 report card. Tovar’s 38 in 2012 was tied for the 52nd highest grade among all 60 Arizona State Representatives.[1]



See also: Arizona State Senate elections, 2012

Tovar won election in the 2012 election for Arizona State Senate District 19. She ran unopposed in the August 28, 2012, Democratic primary. She won the general election on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

Arizona State Senate, District 19, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngAnna Tovar 100% 31,473
Total Votes 31,473


See also: Arizona House of Representatives elections, 2010

Tovar won re-election to the 13th district seat in 2010. She and Richard Miranda won the August 24 primary election. They then won unopposed in the November 2 general election.[4][5]

Arizona House of Representatives, District 13 Democratic Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Anna Tovar (D) 3,122
Green check mark transparent.png Richard Miranda (D) 3,184
Martin J. Quezada (D) 1,621


On February 2, 2009, Tovar was appointed to the Arizona House of Representatives to represent the 13th District.

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Tovar is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Tovar raised a total of $56,302 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 22, 2013.[6]

Anna Tovar's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Arizona State Senate, District 19 Won $33,062
2010 Arizona State House, District 13 Won $23,240
Grand Total Raised $56,302


Tovar won election to the Arizona State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Tovar raised a total of $33,062.


Tovar won re-election to the Arizona House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Tovar raised a total of $23,240.


Tovar is married and has two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Rich Crandall (R)
Arizona State Senate District 19
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Arizona State House District 13
Succeeded by
Don Shooter (R)