Toma, Ben

Meet the Candidate

Running For:
U.S. House of Representatives
District:
8
Political Affiliation:
Republican
Phone:
(602) 820-6539
Age:
45
Occupation:
Real Estate Broker
Education:
BA from Arizona State University
Family:
My wife Ani and daughters: Benita, Deniza, Bianca, Alexa, Gabriela, and our bonus daughter Tiffany
Religion:
Christian
Biographical Info:

My family immigrated to the United States through the legal immigration process when I was just a small boy. Originally from Romania, my parents fled the dangers of communism and after overcoming difficult obstacles found freedom and the opportunity to build a new life in the United States of America.

I am a small business owner and real estate broker who served on the Peoria City Council and was appointed to the Arizona State House of Representatives in 2017. In 2018, I was elected to the Arizona State House of Representatives and was quickly elevated to leadership roles by my peers. In the legislature, I authored and passed two landmark pieces of conservative legislation that were previously thought “impossible” by both supporters and opponents.

The first accomplishment was the historic “flat tax” law which brought much needed economic relief to working families and small businesses; to date, this is the single largest tax cut in Arizona’s history.

The second achievement was passing the universal Empowerment Scholarship Accounts. Named the “biggest school choice victory in U.S. history,” this legislation allows and supports parents in making the best decisions for their children’s education.

In 2023, I was elected as Speaker of the Arizona House of Representatives.

Statement:

Illegal immigration is simply out of control. As of last year, more than 10 MILLION illegal aliens crossed into our country. This invasion of our country is unacceptable, yet our so-called “leaders” in Washington can’t get their act together. But my plan to Secure the Border changes all that.

I’m running for Congress because Washington, DC is broken. Our Republican majority in Congress is hanging on by a thread at the most critical time in our history. Joe Biden and his Administration are out of control. Their solution to our problems is always more government spending, more giveaways to political supporters, attacking our institutions and allowing our country to be invaded by illegal aliens.

Meanwhile, some Republicans in Congress are more interested in building a social media following, and making a name for and enriching themselves, rather than looking for solutions to the complex issues our country faces.

That’s not me. During my time in the Arizona legislature, I worked with an ideologically divided caucus of Republicans, brought them together and got landmark legislation passed.

Because of my efforts, conservative legislation like the flat tax and universal ESAs (school choice) was passed and signed into law. I haven’t sought the limelight for these extraordinary accomplishments because to me, it’s more important to do the right thing, to actually solve problems and get meaningful legislation passed.

In Congress, I’ll take that same approach. We have Republican Members of Congress who don’t see eye to eye on every single issue. That’s okay. But instead of fighting amongst ourselves, we should fight the radical Left and their agenda, which is destroying our country. I have a proven track record of providing the type of leadership needed to get things fixed.

Endorsements:

Americans for Prosperity

Survey

Response Legend

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

Question Response Comments/Notes
1. Securing the border by preventing all illegal crossings. S
2. Amending the Arizona State Constitution to grant a fundamental right to every individual to an abortion. O
3. Appointing federal judges who will interpret the U.S. Constitution according to the framers’ original intent or text, rather than by evolving standards. S
4. Adding "sexual orientation," "gender identity," and "gender expression" to the protected classes of race, religion, age, sex, and ancestry in nondiscrimination law. O
5. Allowing all parents to use tax credits and taxpayer funded empowerment scholarship accounts to enable their children to attend any private school, homeschool, or online academy of their choice. S
6. Amending the U.S. Constitution to require Congress to balance the federal budget every year. S
7. Using taxpayer funds to support any organization that performs, promotes, or provides referrals for abortion. O
8. Interpreting the 2nd Amendment as protecting an individual’s right to keep and bear arms. S
9. Allowing individuals and businesses to not provide services or promote ideas that violate their moral or religious beliefs. S
10. Federalizing election law by removing state authority over elections. O
11. Eliminating the filibuster rule requiring 60 votes in the U.S. Senate to move most legislation. O
12. Regulating or banning social media platforms that are owned or controlled by certain foreign governments. S* Specifically support regulating/banning the Chinese Communist Party.