|51st Speaker of the Arizona House of Representatives|
|Member of the Arizona House of Representatives
from the 1st district
June 27, 1958 |
New York City, New York
Andrew M. Tobin (born June 27, 1958) is a Republican member of the Arizona House of Representatives from the state's 1st district, who currently serves as the Speaker. He is currently running for Congress in Arizona's 1st congressional district.
Tobin moved to Arizona in 1979 and worked in banking and real estate lending for 13 years in the Phoenix Metropolitan area. He moved to Dewey 16 years ago and started his own employee benefit company, known as TLC Employee Benefits and Consulting. He specializes in insurance, marketing and public relations.
Tobin was elected the national president of the United States Junior Chamber of Commerce from 1988–1989. In that capacity Tobin served as ex-officio board member of the Muscular Dystrophy Association, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and the Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership Foundation. As president of the United States Junior Chamber, Tobin lobbied the Reagan Administration and later the Bush Administration for passage of the Line-Item Veto and a Balanced Budget Amendment.
Tobin was first elected to the Arizona House of Representatives in 2006. He was subsequently reelected in 2008 and 2010.
Tobin has served as House Majority Whip and House Majority Leader. In 2011, he was elected Speaker.
2014 congressional campaign
On August 26, 2014, Tobin faced off against State Rep. Adam Kwasman and rancher Gary Kiehne in the Republican primary. According to Politico, Tobin was seen as the moderate candidate. The race was initially too close to call. Election results were finalized and Tobin was officially declared the primary's winner on September 2, when Kiehne conceded the race.
Tobin and his wife Jennifer have five children. They have lived in their home in Paulden since 2004.
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- Andy Tobin official site of the Arizona House of Representatives