Mark Finchem

Key Facts

Party Republican
Status Challenger

Background

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. He also has a bachelor’s degree in state and local public policy from Grand Canyon University. He has worked with Clean Power Technologies, LLC. As of now, he is working towards a Master’s degree in law and economics at the University of Arizona. Finchem is married and has 4 children. Finchem is affiliated with conservative far-right organizations such as the Oath Keepers and the Coalition of Western States.

Key Issues

Elections

Strives to abolish custody of ballots, hidden contributions, and unnecessary technology from elections.

Education

Wants more ethical standards and rules for schools.

Economy

Pushes for decreased unemployment in Arizona and greater Fiscal Responsibility in order to help the economy.

Endorsements

Finchem has been self-funded as well as largely funded by organizations such as the Pinal County Republican Committee and Pinal West. In 2020, Finchem was endorsed by the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Arizona Free Enterprise Club, Arizona Police Association, The Arizona state chapter of the National Federation of Independent Businesses, the National Rifle Association, and the Tucson Metro Chamber.

Sources

https://justfacts.votesmart.org/candidate/campaign-finance/153852/mark-finchem

https://justfacts.votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/153852/mark-finchem

https://votefinchem.com/about/

https://ballotpedia.org/Mark_Finchem