BUCKEYE, Ariz. – Today, conservative businessman Toby Farmer announced his candidacy to represent district 13 in the Arizona House of Representatives. Farmer is the founder and principal of 1776 Capital, a private investment and holdings firm based in Buckeye.
“Running for public office was never something I planned to do, but as a father, husband, and small business owner, I have become more and more concerned with the direction this state is heading,” said Farmer. “District 13 voters need someone who understands the impact of the decisions made in our state capitol, someone who will fight for the principles of limited government.”
Farmer’s roots run deep in district 13, which spans from Buckeye to Yuma. Both his grandfather and great-grandfather worked for the Wigwam Resort in the 1940s, and his great uncle, John Roach, is in the Arizona Farming and Ranching Hall of Fame. As the son of public school teachers, Farmer understands the importance of a quality education and of giving back to the community. At age 21, he started a scholarship program that helped underprivileged students attend college.
As a legislator, Farmer plans to pursue a commonsense, conservative agenda in the state legislature.
“It is time for our leaders to pursue solutions that are fiscally responsible so our children will have a future full of opportunity and growth,” Farmer said. “As your representative, I will focus on balancing the budget and ending policies that hinder job growth and stifle Arizona’s small businesses.”
More About Toby Farmer
Farmer lives in Buckeye with his wife of five years, Missy, and their two sons. The Farmers are expecting their third child in August, and they attend Christ Church of the Valley. Farmer earned his J.D. from the Phoenix School of Law, and his undergraduate degree from Hardin-Simmons University. He worked for the San Carlos Apache Nation as a law clerk and is a former Ronald Reagan fellow at the Goldwater Institute, a conservative think tank. In addition to running 1776 Capital, Farmer owns Seed and Co., a provider of luxury kitchen products, and Toby Farmer Films.