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Fifty-second Legislature - First Regular Session
  Mark Finchem

Mark Finchem

District 11

House of Representatives
1700 W. Washington
Room 337
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone Number: (602) 926-3122
Fax Number: (602) 417-3286

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
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Federalism and States' Rights Member Click Here Click Here
Military Affairs and Public Safety Vice-Chairman Click Here Click Here



Sponsored Bills
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Final Vote
HB2047 C child removal; supervisor review; approval
HB2048 C recall; primary; general election
HB2049 C state wards; medical experimentation prohibition
HB2050 P board of education; removal; senate
HB2064 P graduation requirement; civics test
HB2085 P private investigators; security guards; regulation See Vote
HB2086 C fingerprint clearance cards; omnibus See Vote
HB2087 P sex offender registration; address verification
HB2088 C mental health; veteran; homeless courts.
  (NOW: magistrates; municipal courts
See Vote
HB2089 P aggravated assault; elected officials
  (NOW: aggravated assault; judicial officers
HB2090 C military family relief fund; amount
HB2091 P veterans; in-state tuition
HB2092 P military scholarship special plates
HB2104 P lottery game; veterans' assistance fund
HB2105 C inmate medical services; rate structure
HB2106 C emergency and military affairs; continuation
HB2107 P law enforcement merit system; continuation
HB2127 C board of technical registration; director See Vote
HB2128 C leased religious property; class nine
HB2142 C water infrastructure finance authority; prepayment See Vote
HB2145 P convention; delegates; limitations; oath
HB2173 P* escrow agents; legal tender
HB2174 P* empowerment scholarship accounts; grandchildren
HB2175 P* public rights-of-way; claims
HB2176 P legislative appropriations; state; federal; monies
  (NOW: federal land relinquishment; payments
See Vote
HB2190 P* schools; common core; replacement
  (NOW: common core; replacement
HB2209 P* government-owned real property; annual report
HB2213 C inspections; audits; notice; rights See Vote
HB2220 C security freezes; credit reports; minors.
  (NOW: protected person; reports; security freezes
See Vote
HB2245 C county floodplain regulations; mobile homes
HB2246 C statewide assessments; parental opt out
HB2250 C empowerment scholarship accounts; applications See Vote
HB2251 C corporate tax credits; annual report
HB2252 C tax; delinquency dates; tax liens
HB2260 C schools; audit frequency; review
HB2261 C university admissions; CTE; fine arts
HB2262 C school district transportation; JTED students
HB2263 C emergency groundwater transportation; Colorado river
HB2318 P transfer of public lands compact See Vote
HB2320 C firearms; permit holders; public places
HB2326 P compact; balanced budget; convention
HB2346 P medical marijuana; reimbursement; no requirement
HB2348 C contractor licensure requirements See Vote
HB2368 P sovereign authority; executive orders; DOJ
HB2377 P law enforcement merit system; determinations See Vote
HB2431 C uniform firearms transfer compact
HB2483 C school tax credit; classroom expenses See Vote
HB2500 C unpaid leave; employee; military family
HB2501 C women veteran special plates
HB2509 C aggravated assault; firearms
HB2517 P internet crimes against children; fund See Vote
HB2520 C appropriation; grants; reading-intensive programs
HB2526 C governor's regulatory review council; membership See Vote
HB2530 P schools; Arizona online instruction
  (NOW: Arizona online instruction; credit; schools
HB2539 P* technical correction; disincorporation
HB2540 P* technical correction; defrauding secured creditors
  (NOW: ballot measures; forms; filing officer
See Vote
HB2541 P* technical correction; presentation of claim
HB2557 C codes; adoption by reference; copies See Vote
HB2558 C municipalities; property sale threshold; election
HB2563 C health facilities; substance abuse recovery
HB2568 C insurance premium tax reduction
HB2571 C DCS information; legislator discussion
HB2572 P* county roads; repairs; damage reimbursement
HB2575 P declaration of disaster; military installations.
HB2578 C real property; purchaser dwelling actions
HB2580 C county supervisors; jurisdiction; specialized expertise
HB2582 C fire districts; assistance tax distribution
HB2583 C motor fuel taxes; forest products
HB2586 P* intersection; definition
HB2587 P* state agencies; credit cards See Vote
HB2591 C securities registration; exemption; website operators. See Vote
HB2604 P epinephrine auto-injectors
HB2618 C pet dealers; dogs; prohibitions
HB2629 C supreme court; attorney licensing
HB2631 C veteran education; tuition grants; cemeteries
HB2656 C child abuse; false reporting; felony
HCM2001 P federal balanced budget amendment
HCM2003 C urging Congress; increase customs personnel
HCM2004 C Mohave County radiation compensation act
HCR2003 P application; Article V convention
HCR2006 C state officers; judges; legislative removal
HCR2007 P* Fisher Houses; twenty-fifth anniversary
HCR2008 P Arizona veterans hall of fame
HCR2014 P hunting and fishing; constitutional rights
HCR2015 P convention; amendments; balanced federal budget
HCR2016 C personal property tax; exemption
HCR2029 C persons with disabilities; employment; support
HCR2030 P* ballot measures; spending increase; requirements
HCR2032 P* county supervisors; two-term limit; referendum
HCR2039 C death resolution; Bill Badger
HR2001 C American Legion; technology infrastructure improvement
HR2004 P* fibromyalgia awareness day
HR2005 P death resolution; Officer Tyler Stewart
SB1088 P income tax brackets; inflation index.
  (NOW: empowerment scholarship accounts; eligibility
SB1117 P online instruction; state-approved charter authorizers
SB1166 C health care insurance; utilization review
SB1170 C forfeitures; annual report
  (NOW: quarterly reports; requirements; forfeitures
SB1267 C schools; exempt fundraisers
SB1282 C teledentistry; dental hygienists; dental assistants
SB1318 C abortion; health care exchange; licensure
SB1332 P empowerment scholarship accounts; reservation residences
SB1386 C wildlife transportation and release prohibition
SB1387 C recreational user immunity; access
SB1404 C health care directives; conflicts
SB1434 C empowerment scholarship accounts; open enrollment
SB1435 C public meetings; definition
SB1437 C microbrewery licenses; producer limitations
SB1441 P official state metal; copper
SB1442 P state budget; estimates; hearing; notice
SB1445 P public records; peace officer's name
SB1458 C schools; academic standards; tests
SB1464 C student, teacher data collection; prohibitions
SB1466 P livestock loss board; compensation fund
SCM1005 C proposing regulation freedom amendment; Congress
SCR1010 P Senator Chester Crandell; death resolution
SCR1019 P commending Israel
SCR1020 P Mayor John Driggs; death resolution


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