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Arizona State Legislature
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Fifty-third Legislature - First Regular Session
  David C. Farnsworth

David C. Farnsworth

District 16

1700 W. Washington
Room 301
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone Number: (602) 926-3020
Fax Number: (602)

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
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Sponsored Bills
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Final Vote
HB2251 C ADOT; Meridian road extension
HCR2031 C death resolution; Sharon Giese
SB1007 P* home-based business; operations; employees
SB1008 P* contractor licensing; exemptions; threshold
SB1020 P* contractors; qualifying party experience; bonds
SB1024 C vehicle theft; security interest; repeal
SB1025 C public entities; absolute immunity; defenses
  (NOW: public entities; defenses
See Vote
SB1036 C charter schools; rulemaking exemption See Vote
SB1037 C special education; audit; cost study
SB1039 C teachers; alternative certification application
SB1040 C Arizona teachers; student loan program
SB1054 C traffic accidents; fatality; implied consent
SB1060 C homeowners' associations; dispute process
SB1061 C universities; tuition; rates; fees
SB1062 P* property tax oversight commission; continuation
SB1072 C administrative decisions; scope of review See Vote
SB1078 C electronic; digital signatures; requirements; ADOA See Vote
SB1116 C contractor licensure; requirements; confidential information See Vote
SB1144 C TPT exemptions and deductions; sunset
SB1189 C state budget; estimates; notice
SB1212 C tax credit cap; angel investor
SB1279 C special sentencing provisions; unlawful presence
SB1281 C empowerment scholarship accounts; revisions
SB1287 P* securities; registration exemptions
SB1288 P* homeowners' associations; board conflicts
SB1289 P* homeowners' associations; hearings; attorney fees
SB1290 P* internal revenue code conformity
SB1291 P* tax correction act of 2017 See Vote
SB1292 P* Arizona competes fund; microenterprises See Vote
SB1293 P* private vocational program license; exemption
SB1294 P* outdoor advertising prohibitions
SB1295 P* funeral directors; embalmers; board membership
SB1296 P* funeral director licensure
SB1344 C firearms; state preemption; independent contractors
  (NOW: firearms; state preemption; employees
SB1366 C peace officer; victim; aggravating factor See Vote
SB1367 C abortion; live delivery; report; definition See Vote
SB1372 C legislative review of rules
SB1375 C schools; bonds; overrides; funding sources
SB1400 P* homeowners' associations; assessment liens; foreclosure
SB1401 P* homeowners' associations; managers; duties; gratuities
SB1402 P* homeowners' associations; improvement districts; zoning
SB1403 P* municipalities; counties; tiny homes; codes
SB1429 P* homeowners' associations; electronic records; fees
SB1430 P* nonresident tax credit; taxable year
  (NOW: municipalities; wastewater fees; vacant land
SB1431 C empowerment scholarships; expansion; phase-in
SB1439 C end-of-life; discrimination; prohibition
SB1472 C memorial; veteran diversity
SCM1002 C division; ninth circuit; urging Congress
SCM1007 C American-Islamic Council; suspending contact
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
SCR1020 C death resolution; Marian Lupu
SCR1029 C Oscar de los Santos; recognition
SCR1034 C death resolution; Eleanor Ann Day


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