Toma, Ben

Meet the Candidate

Running For:
State House
District:
27
Political Affiliation:
Republican
Phone:
602-820-6539
Occupation:
Real Estate Broker
Education:
BA - Interdisciplinary Studies, ASU
Biographical Info:

I’m a husband, father, small-business owner, and committed conservative. As the House Majority Leader, I’ve fought an emboldened Democrat minority and beaten them. Working with my seatmate Kevin Payne, we’re passing reforms to make our elections more secure and transparent. I authored and led passage of the largest tax cut in state history, have record tax revenues, increased K-12 classroom funding and teacher pay, put a stop to Critical Race Theory (CRT) and other left-wing attempts to indoctrinate our kids, and have one of the strongest economies and job markets in the nation. I have a 100% pro-Constitution voting record and, as the father of five girls, am absolutely committed to protecting our 2nd Amendment rights and religious rights. I’m running with proven records of protecting taxpayers, limiting the size of government, and protecting our liberties. This battle is not for the faint of heart, or for those whose ambitions matter more than ideology. I’ve had the pleasure of successfully working with CAP on a number of key issues; let’s continue working together to protect Arizona.

Statement:

I’m running to continue the good work I’ve started: to protect religious freedom, parent’s rights, personal freedom, and eliminate government overregulation/overreach.

Endorsements:

AZ Free Enterprise Club,
AZ Nurses Association (AzNA),
Arizona Chamber of Commerce,

Arizona Police Association,

Arizona Technology Council,

Arizona Association of Realtors,

National Federation of Independent Business,

 

Survey

Response Legend

  • SSupports
  • OOpposes
  • *Comment
  • Declined to respond
  • Declined to respond, Position based on citation

Question Response Comments/Notes
1. Expanding background checks to include guns purchased from private individuals. O
2. Adding “sexual orientation,” “gender identity,” or “gender expression” to the protected classes of race, religion, age, sex, and ancestry in nondiscrimination law. O
3. Prohibiting abortion except when it is necessary to prevent the death of the mother. S* Have a 100% pro-life voting record.
4. Allowing biological males that identify as transgender to play on female sports’ teams. O* Voted accordingly.
5. Providing state funding to abortion entities that perform or refer for abortion. O
6. Allowing all parents to use tax credits, vouchers, or education savings accounts to enable their children to attend any public, charter, private, homeschool, or online academy. S* Working tirelessly to expand school choice.
7. Legalizing physician-assisted suicide. O
8. Allowing parents to seek professional counseling for their minor child with same-sex attraction or gender identity issues. S
9. Protecting individuals and businesses from being required to provide services or use their artistic expression in a manner that violates their moral or religious beliefs. S
10. Keeping the flat income tax rate in Arizona’s state tax code. S* I was the sponsor and chief architect of the flat tax.
11. Requiring any government entity, including schools, to inform parents about their child’s physical, emotional, or mental health. S
12. Establishing electric retail competition to eliminate the current monopoly system for electric utilities. -* I generally support retail competition and eliminating monopolies. That said, the [very limited] deregulation system we had in AZ was broken, so I voted to repeal it to avoid becoming like California where rolling black/brownouts and ridiculously high electricity rates reign supreme.