+ − Contact Information
Email Address: email@example.com
Phone: (602) 926-5168
Fax: (602) 417-3021
1700 W. Washington
Phoenix, AZ 85007
+ − Biography
Tom Forese represents Legislative District 17 which includes Gilbert, Chandler and Sun Lakes.
First elected in 2010, he is Chairman of the Commerce Committee and is also a member of the Appropriations and Government committees. Tom has been named Arizona Chamber’s “Freshman of the Year.”
Tom's experience includes working for a large corporation, building a small business and managing an investment company. His motivation for running for office came from a concern that government is too big and that business, the engine of democracy, is stifled by regulation and over taxation. Tom's policy focus is maintaining a balanced state budget, creating a better business environment and restructuring our education system.
Tom was born in Boston, Massachusetts but grew up in the San Francisco bay area. After serving a Mormon mission in the Philippines, Tom studied Marketing at BYU Idaho and moved back to California. It was here that he discovered his three great loves in life- business, politics and his wife, Casey.
In 2002 Tom organized a group of California business owners to take a more active role in politics and the community. After moving his business to Arizona in 2006, this group was renamed the Arizona Small Business Institute, over which he currently presides.
Since 2007 Tom has acted as the Director of Academic Affairs for Link-Systems International, an education software company based in Tampa, Florida. This position offers opportunities to interact and work with community college and university presidents regarding concerns in education and measures to create efficiency and student retention.
Tom is also president of FMG Partners; an Arizona based marketing company that works with political leaders and entertainment venues.
He is a small business owner and is married to Casey Forese. They have four children and live in Gilbert.