|Member of the Arizona House of Representatives|
from the 22nd district
|Assumed office |
April 26, 2017
Serving with Frank Carroll
|Preceded by||Phil Lovas|
|Profession||Co-founder and CEO of Century 21 Toma Partners|
Ben Toma is a conservative American politician. Toma was appointed in 2017 to serve in the Arizona House of Representatives representing the 22nd legislative district as a member of the Republican Party. Toma replaced Phil Lovas, who resigned to accept a federal appointment. Toma was subsequently elected to a full term in the 2018 elections. Toma is a real estate broker and former Peoria city councilman.
Toma was appointed on a 5 to 1 vote to serve as a Peoria council member in June 2014, when Cathy Carlat resigned to run for mayor. However, Toma was defeated in the special election in 2014. He lost again in 2016. His successful 2018 campaign featured endorsements from a variety of conservative Arizonans including Congresswoman Debbie Lesko, outgoing State Senator Judy Burges, State Representative David Livingston, and Jeff DeWit, who served as Arizona State Treasurer and was also the COO of the Trump for President campaign. Toma was the top vote-getter in the GOP primary and again in the general election, where he received the 3rd highest vote total of any State Representative in the state (65,310).
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- "Maricopa County leaders pick new Arizona House member". April 26, 2017. Archived from the original on April 27, 2017. Retrieved August 4, 2018.
- "Toma announces candidacy for Mesquite district seat". Peoria Times. June 3, 2016. Retrieved August 4, 2018.
- Hedden, Adrian (August 30, 2016). "Peoria City Council incumbents appear headed to victory". Retrieved August 4, 2018.
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