Mark Finchem grew up in West Michigan and attended Kalamazoo Central High School. In 1984, he obtained an A.A. in criminal justice from Kalamazoo Valley Community College. He served as a paramedic and law enforcement officer in the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety for 21 years. After moving to Arizona, Finchem held multiple professional roles such as working for a software company and moving to senior management there, becoming a real estate broker, and later working as an energy policy analyst for Clean Power Technologies LLC. In 2019, he earned a bachelor’s degree in state and local public policy from Grand Canyon University. As of now, he is working towards a Master’s degree in law and economics at the University of Arizona. Finchem has served in the Arizona House of Representatives since 2015. Mark Finchem is married and has 4 children. He is affiliated with conservative far-right organizations such as the Oath Keepers and the Coalition of Western States.
Mark Finchem is endorsed by numerous Republican politicians and servicemen, including former President Donald Trump, General Michael Flynn, Congressman Paul Gosar, AZ Senator Sonny Borrelli, AZ Representative Leo Biasiucci, former AZ Senate President Russell Pearce, Major General Vernon Lewis, etc.