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Fifty-third Legislature - First Regular Session
  Mark Finchem

Mark Finchem

District 11

House of Representatives
1700 W. Washington
Room 129
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone Number: (602) 926-3122
Fax Number: (602)

Personal Information:
Home City: Tucson
Occupation:Real Estate
Member Since:2015
Mark Finchem was born in Detroit Michigan and grew up for the most part in southwestern Michigan, a town known in stage and song as Kalamazoo.  Upon graduation from high school there he joined the Kalamazoo Fire Department as a Firefighter/Paramedic.  In 1984, after graduating with High Honors with a degree in Criminal Justice, and 2nd in his class from the SW Regional Police Academy, he entered the combined service Public Safety Program. 

Mr. Finchem served 21 years as a Public Safety Officer providing emergency medical, fire suppression and law enforcement services.  During much of his career in the Public Safety Department, Mr. Finchem was also a rancher living in the small hamlet of Delton Michigan.  Upon retirement he moved to Tucson Arizona.

Once in Tucson Mr. Finchem was hired by Intuit Inc., the makers of QuickBooks small business accounting software, where he received a world class business operations education and received his Six Sigma process improvement certification.  After 7 years of work focused on balance between improving the consumer experience, and the company bottom line Mr. Finchem left to start his own business.

Now a REALTOR in Northwest Tucson, Mr. Finchem has built a highly rated, very successful residential real estate sales practice, receiving high marks from organizations including Angie’s List and from many discriminating clients.

Elected to represent the 11th Legislative District in the 52nd Arizona Legislature Mr. Finchem, a freshman, has introduced a line of constitutionally sound bills including a gold and silver bullion “legal tender”, state level protection of public rights-of-way, repeal and replacement of Common Core and a state treasurers payment consolidation bill to streamline consumer interactions, reduce cost and improve efficiency.

Mr. Finchem can be best described as a man dedicated to serving God first, then the rights of man; a Constitutionalist who’s favorite USSC opinion language comes from Norton -v- Shelby County 118 us 425 442, 25 MAR 1886, "An unconstitutional act is not law; it confers no rights; it imposes no duties; affords no protection; it creates no office; it is in legal contemplation, as inoperative as though it had never been passed."


Committee Assignments
Federalism, Property Rights and Public Policy Vice-Chairman Click Here Click Here
Judiciary and Public Safety Member Click Here Click Here
Military, Veterans and Regulatory Affairs Vice-Chairman Click Here Click Here



Sponsored Bills
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Final Vote
HB2012 P* crisis referral services; confidentiality
HB2013 P* newspapers; public notices; publication
HB2014 P* legal tender exchange; tax effect
HB2015 P* gold bonds; study committee
HB2050 P* administrative procedure; declaratory judgment
HB2092 P* wulfenite; state mineral
HB2112 P* multi-county water district; directors; elections See Vote
HB2113 C government vehicles; political speech; prohibition
HB2114 C peace officers; weapons; federal facilities
HB2115 C school vehicles; global positioning systems
HB2119 C educational institutions; state law violations
HB2120 C education; prohibited courses and activities
HB2143 C public contracts; procurement
HB2180 P* workers' compensation; physicians' medical reports
HB2181 P* workers' compensation; peace officers; physicians
HB2182 P* workers' compensation; physician disqualification
HB2184 C at-risk youth; career, college readiness
HB2201 P* university debt obligations; report
HB2202 C schools; dyslexia; handbook; definition See Vote
HB2225 P* forestry waste; permits
  (NOW: vegetative natural products; removal; program
See Vote
HB2226 C compact; balanced budget; convention
HB2321 C homeowners' associations; cumulative voting; prohibition
HB2359 P* universities; governing boards
HB2394 C empowerment scholarships; expansion; phase-in.
HB2407 C appropriation; counties; essential services
HB2409 C injunction against harassment; petition; hearing
HB2430 C marijuana; health warnings
HB2431 C racing; simulcasting agreements
HB2458 C employee donations; school districts
HB2480 C schools; funding sources; bonds; overrides
HB2481 C schools; menu of academic standards
HB2504 C public accommodation; disability; discrimination; sanctions
HB2525 C prohibition; photo radar
HB2530 C rural development tax credits
HCM2007 P* proposing regulation freedom amendment; Congress
HCR2001 P* state education board; membership; superintendents
HCR2010 C application; Article V convention
HCR2013 C convention; balanced federal budget
HCR2021 C suicide prevention month
HCR2025 C hidden heroes day; military caregivers
HCR2031 C death resolution; Sharon Giese
HJR2002 C lower Colorado basin; forbearance authority.
HJR2003 C Colorado River allocation; management.
HR2003 C Arizona aerospace day
SB1045 C marijuana; definition
SB1072 C administrative decisions; scope of review
SB1180 C bingo establishments; ADA compliance
SB1181 C native American veterans; tax settlement.
SB1189 C state budget; estimates; notice
SB1279 C special sentencing provisions; unlawful presence
SB1280 C groundwater; extinguishment credits; Pinal AMA
SB1281 C empowerment scholarship accounts; revisions
SB1282 C teachers; performance pay; evaluations
SB1312 C electronic bingo
SB1337 C industrial hemp; licensing
SB1344 C firearms; state preemption; independent contractors
  (NOW: firearms; state preemption; employees
SB1366 C peace officer; victim; aggravating factor
SB1367 C abortion; live delivery; report; definition
SB1376 C compact; prosperity districts
SB1409 C empowerment scholarships; neurological conditions
SB1431 C empowerment scholarships; expansion; phase-in
SB1439 C end-of-life; discrimination; prohibition
SB1468 C refugee resettlement program; withdrawal
SCM1007 C American-Islamic Council; suspending contact
SCR1001 C state education board; membership; superintendents.
SCR1004 C death resolution; Gus Arzberger
SCR1005 C death resolution; George Lemen
SCR1006 C death resolution; M. Lee Allison
SCR1007 C death resolution; John Hays
SCR1008 C death resolution; Rick Lavis


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