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Arizona State Legislature
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Fifty-second Legislature - First Regular Session

David C. Farnsworth

District 16

1700 W. Washington
Room 304
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone Number: (602) 926-3020
Fax Number: (602) 417-3119

Personal Information:
Home City:Mesa
Occupation:Real Estate Investor
Member Since: 2013
Senator David Farnsworth (R-Dist. 16) was born a United States Citizen in Mexico City, Mexico in 1951. His family returned to Arizona in 1952 where he has been a resident of the Great State of Arizona ever since.

Senator Farnsworth is a small business owner and understands the business needs and concerns of Arizona. As an entrepreneur, he is the owner of Farnsworth and Associates (a real estate investing and rental management company) and the former owner of Farnsworth Auto Sales, Farnsworth Auto Recycling and Farnsworth Distributing (Wholesale). He has worked as a licensed real estate and insurance agent, a former supervisor for Home Depot, a former crane and forklift operator for the Snowflake Paper Mill and a former underground diesel mechanic for Hecla Mining Company a copper mine 30 miles south of Casa Grande, AZ.

Senator Farnsworth is married to Robin Farnsworth who is also a small business owner. Senator Farnsworth is the father of 7 children. He attended Mesa High School and then Mesa Community College where he studied Business Administration. Senator Farnsworth and Robin are active members of the LDS Church and Senator Farnsworth served a full-time mission in the Guatemala/El Salvador Mission.

Senator Farnsworth has a passion for good government and protecting the freedoms we enjoy. This passion led him to get involved as a citizen. He previously served as a precinct committeeman in 1986 and as a Representative to the Arizona State House of Representatives from 1995-1996.

Senator Farnsworth was appointed to the Arizona State Senate on September 11th, 2013. He enjoys spending time with his family, gardening, building and repairing things, putting together jigsaw puzzles, traveling and discussing basic principles of good government and religion. He also enjoys teaching, public speaking, reading, bicycling, hiking and listening to classical music.


Committee Assignments
Commerce and Workforce Development Member Click Here Click Here
Financial Institutions Chairman Click Here Click Here
Federalism, Mandates and Fiscal Responsibility Vice-Chairman Click Here Click Here
Natural Resources Member Click Here Click Here



Sponsored Bills
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Final Vote
HB2128 C leased religious property; class nine
HB2174 C empowerment scholarship accounts; grandchildren
HB2213 C inspections; audits; notice; rights
HB2335 C insurance compliance audit privilege
HB2482 C student loan bonds
HB2517 C internet crimes against children; fund
HB2526 P governor's regulatory review council; membership
HB2578 C real property; purchaser dwelling actions
HB2587 C state agencies; credit cards
HB2591 P securities registration; exemption; website operators.
HCR2007 C Fisher Houses; twenty-fifth anniversary
HCR2016 C personal property tax; exemption
HCR2029 C persons with disabilities; employment; support
SB1051 C autocycles; class M license; exemption
SB1071 C tax lien deeds; aggregate fees
SB1076 C teacher student loan program; appropriation
SB1088 P income tax brackets; inflation index.
  (NOW: empowerment scholarship accounts; eligibility
SB1162 P* board meetings; banking; technical correction
  (NOW: home-based business; licensing moratorium
SB1163 P* technical correction; deposits; fiduciary funds
  (NOW: home-based business; county regulation
See Vote
SB1164 P* bank deposit; technical correction
SB1165 P* insurance premium transmitters; technical correction
SB1166 P* health care insurance; utilization review
SB1170 C forfeitures; annual report
  (NOW: quarterly reports; requirements; forfeitures
SB1267 C schools; exempt fundraisers
SB1291 P firearms; state preemption; penalties
SB1298 C rules; counties; flood control districts
SB1310 C dogs; licensing; vaccination; quarantine
SB1311 C public health emergencies
SB1312 C fire districts; operations; revisions
SB1318 C abortion; health care exchange; licensure See Vote
SB1325 C first responder special plates
SB1326 C wrongful arrest; record clearance
SB1332 C empowerment scholarship accounts; reservation residences See Vote
SB1333 P* constables; study committee
SB1334 P* banking permit; branch office; fees
SB1335 P* fire access roads; limitation; enforcement.
SB1336 P* banking permits; application process
SB1337 P* state-chartered financial institutions; growth
SB1338 P* savings and loan association permits See Vote
SB1395 C state-owned bank task force; appropriation
SB1403 C consumer lawsuit loans; prohibition
SB1404 P health care directives; conflicts
SB1434 C empowerment scholarship accounts; open enrollment
SB1435 C public meetings; definition
SB1441 C official state metal; copper
SB1442 C state budget; estimates; hearing; notice
SB1444 C contact lens pricing; antitrust violation
SB1447 P* foreign country money judgments; enforcement
SB1448 P* trustee's sale; foreclosure; notice; recording
SB1449 P* public monies; investment; pooled collateral See Vote
SB1450 P* securities registration; exemption; website operators
  (NOW: banks; insuring organization
See Vote
SB1451 P* investment of trust monies
SB1452 P* homeowners' associations; condominiums; director removal
SB1453 P* homeowners' associations; enforcement; elections; meetings
SB1454 P* insurance; cost sharing; therapy services
SB1458 C schools; academic standards; tests
SB1464 C student, teacher data collection; prohibitions
SB1465 C distributed energy generation systems; disclosure See Vote
SCM1005 P proposing regulation freedom amendment; Congress
SCM1011 P mortgage standards; urging federal government
SCM1012 C endangered species transparency act
SCM1013 P rulemaking; electric generating units; opposition
SCM1014 P urging EPA; ozone concentration standard
SCR1010 P Senator Chester Crandell; death resolution
SCR1019 C commending Israel
SCR1020 P Mayor John Driggs; death resolution


P* = Prime Prime Sponsor, P = Prime Sponsor, C = Co-Sponsor