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Thomas Forese
Tom Forese by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Chairman of the Arizona Corporation Commission
Assumed office
January 5, 2015
Member of the Arizona House of Representatives
from the 17th [1] district
In office
January 14, 2013 – January 5, 2015
Member of the Arizona House of Representatives
from the 21st district
In office
January 10, 2011 – January 14, 2013
Personal details
Born Boston, Massachusetts
Nationality American
Political party Republican
Residence Gilbert, Arizona
Alma mater Brigham Young University–Idaho
Website foreseforarizona.com

Thomas "Tom" Forese (born in Boston, Massachusetts) [2] is an American politician and a Republican member of the Arizona Corporation Commission. He was also in the Arizona House of Representatives representing District 17. Forese also previously served consecutively from January 10, 2011 until January 14, 2013 in the District 21 seat.

Education

Forese attended Brigham Young University–Idaho.

Elections

Redistricted to District 17 with fellow incumbent Representative J. D. Mesnard, and with incumbent Democratic Representatives Ed Ableser running for Arizona Senate and Ben Arredondo leaving the Legislature, Forese and Mesnard were unopposed for the August 28, 2012 Republican Primary; Forese placed first with 13,974 votes, and Mesnard placed second; [3] Forese and Mesnard won the four-way November 6, 2012 General election, with Forese taking the first seat with 44,422 votes and Mesnard taking the second seat ahead of Democratic nominee Karyn Lathan and a write-in candidate. [4]

When District 21 incumbent Republican Representative Steve Yarbrough ran for Arizona Senate and Warde Nichols left the Legislature, Forese ran in the three-way August 24, 2010 Republican Primary, placing first with 13,379 votes; [5] in the three-way November 2, 2010 General election, Forese took the first seat with 42,523 votes, and fellow Republican J. D. Mesnard took the second seat ahead of Green candidate Linda Macias. [6]

In 2014, Forese ran for and won a seat on the Arizona Corporation Commission.

On September 14, 2016, Forese announced that he would run for State Treasurer of Arizona in the 2018 elections to succeed incumbent Jeff DeWit, who is not running for reelection. [7] In April 2018, Forese withdrew from the race. [8]

References

  1. ^ "Thomas Forese". Phoenix, Arizona: Arizona State Legislature. Retrieved December 30, 2013.
  2. ^ "Thomas Forese's Biography". Project Vote Smart. Retrieved December 30, 2013.
  3. ^ "State of Arizona Official Canvass 2012 Primary Election August 28, 2012" (PDF). Phoenix, Arizona: Secretary of State of Arizona. p. 12. Archived from the original (PDF) on November 12, 2013. Retrieved December 30, 2013.
  4. ^ "State of Arizona Official Canvass 2012 General Election November 6, 2012" (PDF). Phoenix, Arizona: Secretary of State of Arizona. p. 11 & 12. Archived from the original (PDF) on December 19, 2014. Retrieved December 30, 2013.
  5. ^ "State of Arizona Official Canvass 2010 Primary Election - August 24, 2010" (PDF). Phoenix, Arizona: Secretary of State of Arizona. p. 13. Archived from the original (PDF) on September 20, 2013. Retrieved December 30, 2013.
  6. ^ "State of Arizona Official Canvass 2010 General Election - November 2, 2010" (PDF). Phoenix, Arizona: Secretary of State of Arizona. p. 10. Archived from the original (PDF) on September 20, 2013. Retrieved December 30, 2013.
  7. ^ Randazzo, Ryan (September 14, 2016). "Utility regulator Tom Forese to run for treasurer in 2018". Arizona Republic. Retrieved September 16, 2016.
  8. ^ "Utility regulator Tom Forese drops Arizona treasurer bid". The Seattle Times. 2018-04-19. Retrieved 2018-08-29.

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