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Arizona State Legislature
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Fifty-first Legislature - First Regular Session
 
 
  Andy Tobin

Andy Tobin
Speaker Of The House

Republican
District 1

House of Representatives
1700 W. Washington
Room 221
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone Number: (602) 926-5172
Fax Number: (602) 417-3085

 
Personal Information:
Home City: Paulden
Occupation: Insurance
Member Since: 2006
Speaker of the House Andy Tobin began serving in the Arizona House of Representatives in 2006 as a representative for District 1. He was re-elected in 2008 and became majority whip in his second term. In his third term he was elected majority leader. He began serving as speaker of the House April 2011, and was re-elected in 2012 as the representative for District 1.

The son of a former New York City police lieutenant, Speaker Tobin was born in New York City and grew up with five siblings. His parents have been happily married for nearly 60 years. His grandparents emigrated from Ireland.

Speaker Tobin moved to Arizona in 1979 and in 1993 settled in the Prescott area. He and his wife, Jennifer, have been married for more than 27 years, and have raised five children. The Speaker worked in banking and real estate lending for 13 years before forming TLC Employee Benefits, which he still owns and operates from Prescott. TLC Employee Benefits specializes in insurance, marketing and public relations.

The firm has been licensed for more than 20 years with the Arizona Department of Insurance. From 2000 to 2003, Speaker Tobin also served as the CEO for Fortner Aerospace, a company employing 200 people, which was acquired by the Synchronous Aerospace Group.

During his tenure at the legislature Speaker Tobin has received the following recognitions:
  • 2013-Legislative Friend Dedication to Strong, Effective Local Government in Arizona by the League of Arizona Cities and Towns
  • 2013-Mitch Menlove Distinguished Advocate Award by the AHCA, Arizona Health Care Association
  • 2013-Champion of Economic Development by the Arizona Economic Development Practitioners
  • 2013-Mulz & Wilson Leadership Award by the Elite SDVOB (Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Businesses) Network
  • 2013-Golden Eagle Award by the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of Arizona
  • 2011, 2012 & 2013- recipient of the AZBio Trailblazer award for contributing to the growth of Arizona’s bioscience industry
  • 2012-recipient of the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform award for State Leadership
  • 2012-recipient of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council award for Outstanding Regional Contribution to the advancement of Arizona’s economy, creation of quality jobs and dedication to public service
  • 2012-“Valued Partner in Preserving Arizona’s Health Care Safety Net” by the Phoenix Children’s Hospital
  • 2011 & 2012-Legislator of the Year by the Prescott Valley Economic Foundation
  • 2008-Legislator of the Year by the Arizona Chamber of Commerce
  • 2008-Legislator of the Year by the Arizona Small Business Association, earning the highest pro-business score ever for a state lawmaker
  • 2008, 2009-Legislative Champion by the League of Arizona Cities and Towns
  • 2008-Legislator of the Year by the Arizona School Superintendents
  • 2007-Freshman Legislator of the Year by the Arizona School Board Association
Before becoming an Arizona legislator, Speaker Tobin served as the National President of the United States Junior Chamber, or more commonly known as the Jaycees, from 1988 to 1989. The Jaycees is a membership-based nonprofit organization located in 5,000 communities and more than 100 countries around the world.

During his time at the Jaycees, Speaker Tobin also served as ex-officio board member of the Muscular Dystrophy Association, St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital and the Hugh O’Brian Foundation. In addition, Speaker Tobin lobbied the Reagan and Bush Administrations for passage of the line item veto and a balanced budget amendment during his time at the Jaycees.

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HB2136 P firefighter and EMT memorial
HB2216 C job training program; incumbent workers
HB2260 C certified public accountants See Vote
HB2295 P* insurance tax credit; high-tech investments
HB2338 P* regional water augmentation authorities
HB2342 P* increased research; tax credit refund
HB2484 P veterans; hiring preference; tax credit
HB2583 P border operations center
  (NOW: Arizona joint operations intelligence unit
HB2600 P judicial nominees; minimum requirements; records
HB2608 P EORP; closure; defined contribution See Vote
HB2646 P* investment fund; insurance tax credit
HB2657 P transaction privilege tax changes
HB2665 PZ IRC; supplemental appropriation.
HCM2003 P copper mining; support
HCM2004 C veterans' home; tribal lands
HCR2026 P clean elections; education funding
HCR2034 P Arizona territory; 150th anniversary
HCR2035 C recognizing Arizona caregivers
HCR2036 C Boy Scouts of America
HM2002 PZ victims' rights amendment; federal constitution
SB1057 P AHCCCS; ambulance services; rates
SB1434 C school technology program; appropriation
SCR1020 P Sheriff Larry Dever; death resolution
SCR1021 P death resolution; Bill Konopnicki

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