Andy Tobin was born in New York City. He is the son of a retired New York City Police Lieutenant, and the grandson of Irish Immigrants. He is the second of six children. His parents have been married for 53 years.
Andy moved to Arizona in 1979 and worked in banking and real estate lending for 13 years in the Phoenix Metropolitan area. He moved to the Prescott area 18 years ago and started his own employee benefit company, known as TLC Employee Benefits and Consulting. He specializes in insurance, marketing and public relations. He has been licensed with the Arizona Department of Insurance for over 20 years.
Andy owned and operated a local Farmers Insurance for six years. He was also CEO of a local aerospace company employing 200 people for three years until 2003.
Andy was elected the National President of the United States Junior Chamber of Commerce from 1988 – 1989. In that capacity Andy served as ex-officio board member of the Muscular Dystrophy Association, St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital and the Hugh O’Brian Foundation. As President of the United States Junior Chamber, Andy lobbied the Reagan Administration and later the Bush Administration for passage of the Line Item Veto and a Balance Budget Amendment.
Andy has been married to his wife Jennifer for 25 years. They have lived in their home in Paulden since 2004, where they have been raising their five children.
(Andy has served as AYSO Soccer Coach, T-Ball Coach, YMCA Basketball Coach Sacred Heart Church Finance Chairman, and Referee, St. Catherine’s Finance Committee, a member of the Sharlot Hall Executive Board of Directors. He is a member of both the Chino Valley and Prescott Valley Chambers of Commerce, a member of Prescott Good Gun, Arizona Rifle and Pistol Association, Knights of Columbus, Phoenix Jaycees, Republican Men’s Forum Member, Member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, and the Chino Valley Rotary. Andy Tobin is a former United Way Loan executive, was the Yavapai County Republican Party Finance Chairman and was twice the Yavapai Republican Annual Picnic Chairman.)
Andy was elected to represent District One in the Arizona House of Representatives in 2006 and was re-elected in 2008 and 2010. He was Vice-Chairman of the House K-12 Committee and served on the Environment, Human Services and Retirement Committees. Andy was recognized as the 2007 Freshman Legislator of the Year by the Arizona School Board Association, 2008 Legislator of the Year by the Arizona School Superintendents and was later recognized two years in a row as a Champion of the Arizona League of Cities and Town. Andy was just recently recognized as the 2008 Legislator of the Year by the Arizona Small Business Association (SBA) where he had the highest pro business score ever for a state law maker. Andy was also the Arizona Camber Commerce Legislator of the Year
Andy was just elected as the House Majority Leader after serving his most recent term as the House Majority Whip. In his leadership role, Andy will be able to influence policy and budget issues as well as direct bills and legislative committee agenda.