Finchem, Mark

Meet the Candidate

Running For:
State Senate
Political Affiliation:
(520) 808-7340
Executive Director of a Non-profit
BA Grand Canyon University in State and Local Public Policy suma cum laude, MA University of Arizona, Rogers Law School in Law and Economics cum laude
Biographical Info:

God built Mr. Finchem with a heart for service. He served 21 years with the Kalamazoo, MI, Department of Public Safety, first as a firefighter/paramedic, then as a law enforcement officer. At the same time, Mr. Finchem lived a rural life as a rancher in a small community outside of Kalamazoo in Barry County. He moved to Arizona in 1999. Elected to serve in the 2015 Legislature. He served in the position of State Representative with honor.

Mr. Finchem is the Trump endorsed 2022 Republican Nominee for Arizona Secretary of State, and he is now one of very few Trump endorsed candidates for State Senate. He also heads up the Election Fairness Institute, a 501(c)(3) dedicated to election process analysis.


To represent my community and the conservative values that it embraces.


Response Legend

  • SSupports
  • OOpposes
  • *Comment
  • Declined to respond
  • Declined to respond, Position based on citation

Question Response Comments/Notes
1. Interpreting the 2nd Amendment as protecting an individual’s right to keep and bear arms. S* The oath of office I took many years ago is to uphold the Constitution of the United States, not part of it, all of it.
2. Adding “sexual orientation,” “gender identity,” or “gender expression” to the protected classes of race, religion, age, sex, and ancestry in nondiscrimination law. O
3. Amending the Arizona State Constitution to grant a fundamental right to every individual to an abortion. O* The oath of office I took many years ago is to uphold the Constitution of the United States, not part of it, all of it. "We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America." Our Posterity is the people who have not yet been born or even conceived. The oath is a duty not an option.
4. Securing the border by preventing all illegal crossings. S
5. Using taxpayer funds to support any organization that performs, promotes, or provides referrals for abortion. O
6. Allowing all parents to use tax credits and taxpayer funded empowerment scholarship accounts to enable their children to attend any private school, homeschool, or online academy of their choice. S
7. Legalizing physician-assisted suicide. O
8. Allowing parents to seek professional counseling for their minor child with same-sex attraction or gender identity issues. S
9. Permitting individuals and businesses to not provide services or promote ideas that violate their moral or religious beliefs. S
10. Keeping the flat income tax rate in Arizona’s state tax code. S
11. Requiring any government entity, including schools, to inform parents about their child’s physical, emotional, or mental health. S
12. Enhancing penalties for the sale and possession of fentanyl. S