+ − Contact Information
Email Address: @azleg.gov
Phone: (602) 926-3122
Fax: (602) 417-3286
Room Room 129
1700 W. Washington
Phoenix, AZ 85007
+ − Biography
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."