Mark Finchem

 

 
 
"Rep. Mark Finchem (a Michigan native) likes to dress up in cowboy hats, rawhide jackets, and Colonel Sanders ties. He’s from Michigan and imagines it’s a very “Western” look."
‘Constitutional Sheriff’ Richard Mack Endorses Mark Finchem, Oath Keeper, Q-Anon Promoter And Stop The Steal Activist For Arizona Secretary Of State
"Mack, a former Oath Keepers board member and a supporter of the Bundy family’s armed standoff with federal officials, founded the Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association, which teaches law enforcement officials that “the power of the sheriff even supersedes the powers of the president.”"
Nov. 23, 2021
GOP Legislators Spoke At A QAnon Convention Chock Full Of Conspiracies And Hate
"Four Republican members of Arizona’s state legislature attended a QAnon convention in Las Vegas over the weekend that included speakers from the fringe of the conspiracy world as well as antisemitic imagery."
Oct. 28, 2021
3 Arizona Lawmakers Allegedly Have Ties To Jan. 6 Insurrection
Oct. 8, 2021
GOP lawmakers Will Appear Alongside White Nationalists, Nazi Apologists, At Rally To Support Insurrectionists
"The most recent slate of speakers also includes Republican state legislators Mark Finchem and Wendy Rogers — the former was at the Capitol on Jan. 6 and the latter cheered on the violent failed coup on social media — U.S. Senate candidate Jim Lamon, and congressional candidates Jeff Zink and Eli Crane."
Sep. 23, 2021
Trump Endorses Mark Finchem In Arizona Secretary Of State Race
"In an endorsement statement he issued on Monday, Trump called Finchem "a true warrior" and lauded him for spreading discredited fraud claims about the election."
Sep. 13, 2021
 

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And yet another conspiracy theory from the highly unstable Right.

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Republican legislators (left to right) Rep. Mark Finchem, Sen. Sonny Borrelli and Sen. Wendy Rogers spoke on Aug. 12, 2021, at Mike Lindell’s “Cyber Symposium.” Photo: Twitter.

GOP Legislators Spread Debunked Claims At Lindell’s ‘Cyber Symposium’
"one of the cybersecurity experts that Lindell hired told the Washington Times that Lindell failed to provide the data he had long promised to deliver. The expert, Josh Merritt, said the data that Lindell did provide cannot prove China hacked the election. “We were handed a turd,” he said."
Aug. 12, 2021
GOP Lawmakers Ask Gov. Ducey To Withhold Funding From School Districts Mandating Masks
Several prominent Arizona Republicans issued a joint letter Wednesday afternoon asking Gov. Doug Ducey to withhold funding and begin legal action against school districts that are not following state laws.
Aug. 11, 2021
BTW, Mr. Finchem has no authority to arrest or interfere with any official.

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QAnon Insurrectionist Haunted By His Past As He Faces Recall — While Running For Higher Office
""Video that emerged on social media this week shows that Finchem was wrong when he said in January he was no closer than 500 yards to the Capitol during the insurrection on Jan. 6. He was much closer," Steller noted. "Another video that emerged this week shows Finchem echoing QAnon talking points about powerful pedophile networks, something he has not normally talked about in public.""
Jun. 3, 2021
Trump Allies Eye Top Election Jobs In Battleground States
"Arizona state Rep. Mark Finchem, one of the biggest proponents of the controversial election audit in Maricopa County, is vying for the top election official spot currently held by Democrat Katie Hobbs"
May 26, 2021
Arizona Lawmaker Threatens To Sue Constituents For Mentioning He Was At The Capitol Riot
"Lawyers for Finchem sent a letter dated May 5 to Rural Arizonans for Accountability, a group of Arizona residents working to file a petition to recall him, demanding they "immediately cease and desist from publishing and retract all false and defamatory allegations contained in materials that you have published in support of your campaign to recall Rep. Finchem.""
May 14, 2021
Finchem Hopes Audit Will Lead To Reassignment Of Arizona’s Electoral Votes
May 10, 2021

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Finchem Asks For Donations To Pay Off $15K He Owes For ‘Election Integrity Hearing’
"Republican Rep. Mark Finchem is asking his followers to give him money so he can pay off the $15,500 he spent to host an unofficial election integrity hearing in November."
Apr. 27, 2021
GOP Secretary Of State Candidate Mark Finchem Will Appear On QAnon Talk Show
Apr. 26, 2021
AZ Secretary Of State Candidate And State Rep. Mark Finchem Shares QAnon Propaganda On Gab
Apr. 14, 2021
GOP Secretary Of State Candidate Finchem Accused Of Breaking Campaign Finance Law
Apr. 14, 2021
GOP Rep. Mark Finchem To Run For Arizona Secretary Of State As He Faces Recall Effort Over Voter Fraud Claims
Mar. 29, 2021
Losing Arizona: Is Your Rep. An Insurrectionist?
"More than two months after the insurrection, these lawmakers still hold their elected position and have not been held accountable for their actions despite repeated calls for some to be disciplined or expelled from the legislature."
Mar. 16, 2021
Recall Petition Launched Against Rep. Mark Finchem
Mar. 15, 2021
Rep. Mark Finchem Says He Has Proof Of Arizona Election Fraud. Months Later, He Hasn't Turned It Over
Mar. 12, 2021
Mark Finchem Recall, Arizona House Of Representatives (2021)
Mar. 5, 2021
Finchem’s New Conspiracy Theory: There’s No Evidence Because The Supervisors Destroyed It
Mar. 3, 2021

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Despite Claim, Arizona State Rep. Mark Finchem Does Not Have A Fellowship At UA's Law School

Feb. 25, 2021

When Arizona state Rep. Mark Finchem authored a paper about why he believed the Legislature had the authority to overturn the results of the presidential election, he described himself as a "legislative fellow in residence" at the University of Arizona's College of Law.
One problem: Finchem, an Oro Valley Republican, does not now and has never held a fellowship at the law school.
The paper was posted on the website of the Pathway Research and Education Corporation, a nonprofit Finchem chairs. He also has recently encouraged supporters to donate to that organization, telling backers in a recent interview with Prescott E-News that he was raising funds "for a potential legal defense" and was "examining litigation" against Democratic lawmakers who had called for the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate him.
Finchem is currently a student in the master of legal studies program at the James E. Rogers College of Law at the University of Arizona, a spokeswoman said.
But he is not a "legislative fellow in residence at the James E. Rogers School of Law."
"I can confirm that Rep. Finchem does not now hold and has not held a fellowship at the College of Law. He is a Master of Legal Studies student," said Tracy Mueller, a spokeswoman for the school.
The lawmaker does have a fellowship at the University of Arizona's Center for the Philosophy of Freedom, which is not part of the law school, the director of that center said.
When Arizona state Rep. Mark Finchem authored a paper about why he believed the Legislature had the authority to overturn the results of the presidential election, he described himself as a "legislative fellow in residence" at the University of Arizona's College of Law.
The Republic first asked Finchem about his work at the school on Feb. 5 as part of an article about the Trump campaign paying a company he controls more than $6,000.
The lawmaker is perhaps the most outspoken legislator among several who have called for overturning the results of the presidential election.
"Arizona started with one man: State Representative Mark Finchem," Ali Alexander, the organizer of the Stop the Steal rally in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 6, said in a video posted by the group Church Militant several days later.
The legislator even traveled to Washington, D.C. to speak at a rally that day against certifying the results of the presidential election. He has denied taking part in the riot at the U.S. Capitol but initially refused a request by The Republic for public records from his travels under the state's government transparency law.
In the legal paper, Finchem argued that the Legislature has the authority to call itself into session and choose the presidential electors.
"It is the plenary authority and obligation of the Legislature to do so," he wrote. "Since this authority and obligation is placed solely upon the Legislature by the highest law of the land, the Legislatures are not impeded by state statutes in fulfilling this duty."
Finchem has since faced an attempted recall campaign and calls for his resignation.
Finchem Broke The Law By Not Disclosing Payment From Trump, Complaint Alleges
Feb. 23, 2021
Congressman Andy Biggs Coordinated Efforts With Mark Finchem Before Capitol Riot
"Text messages show that Congressman Andy Biggs was apparently coordinating with Finchem to gather signatures from Arizona lawmakers who endorsed a slate of fake electors from the state as part of the broader effort to overturn the 2020 election results. It's unknown if that's the same group of fakers who were caught in December sending a letter to the National Archives in Washington D.C. that fraudulently claimed Arizona's electors cast their votes for Trump. The real 11 electors cast their votes a week later for Biden, in accordance with the wishes of a majority of Arizona voters."
Feb. 18, 2021
Finchem Files Ethics Complaint Against All Democrats Over FBI Referral
"Oro Valley Republican Mark Finchem filed an ethics complaint against every Democratic member of the Arizona legislature Tuesday for a letter they sent last month asking the Department of Justice and FBI to investigate his and other lawmakers’ alleged roles in the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol"
Feb.17, 2021
Mark Finchem Planned Jan. 6 D.C. Visit With Right-Wing Activist Ali Alexander
Republican Arizona Representative Mark Finchem released text messages on "Tuesday that show him coordinating with Ali Alexander, a prominent conservative activist who helped organize the infamous January 6 rally at the U.S. Capitol that became a deadly riot"
Feb.17, 2021
Mark Finchem Owes $15k For His ‘Election Integrity Hearing,’ And He’s Raising It From Supporters Online
Feb. 16, 2021
Rep. Mark Finchem Is A Clear And Present Danger To All Of Us. Expel Him From Office Now
Feb. 11, 2021
There Wouldn’t Have Been A #StopTheSteal Campaign In Arizona Without Mark Finchem
Feb. 10, 2021
Trump Campaign Paid Arizona State Rep. Mark Finchem $6,000 During Effort To Overturn Election Results
Feb. 6, 2021

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Oddball Oro Valley Lawmaker Abandons Twitter, Embraces Honey Badger As Spirit Totem On Something Called Gab
Jan. 28, 2021
Arizona State Republicans In Washington During Capitol Invasion Refuse To Turn Over Phone Records
"Arizona courts have ruled that records on a public official's private device can be considered a public record if those records relate to public business and the phone was used for a public purpose."
Jan. 26, 2021

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Vote to pass a bill that prohibits transgender female students from participating in school sports, from kindergarten through college, in private and public schools.

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Arizona Republicans Back Texas AG’s Attempt To Overturn Election
"Arizona state Reps. Nancy Barto, Frank Carroll, John Fillmore, Mark Finchem, Travis Grantham, Anthony Kern, Steve Pierce, Bret Roberts and Kelly Townsend, and Sens. Sylvia Allen, Sonny Borrelli, David Gowan and David Livingston signed onto the amicus brief."
Dec. 10, 2020
Finchem's Twitter Account Restricted After He Tweets Claims Of Election Fraud
Dec. 1, 2020
Rep. Mark Finchem Worked With Anti-Government Extremists, Emails Show
"State Representative Mark Finchem served as "Arizona Coordinator" for the Coalition of Western States, a group that supported the infamous armed occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon in 2016."
Oct. 1, 2020
Anti-government Extremist Militia Types Running For The Arizona Legislature
Sep. 6, 2020

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Leach, Finchem, Roberts Prevent County From Protecting Public Health
May 16, 2020
Crazy/Stupid Republican Of The Day: Mark Finchem
Apr. 13, 2020
As Coronavirus Spreads In Arizona, Some Members Of Legislature Show Less Concern Than Others
Mar. 18, 2020
Arizona Lawmaker Blamed Charlottesville Hate March On ‘Deep State’ And ‘Democrat Mobs’
"The Republican State Leadership Committee has yet to denounce state Rep. Mark Finchem’s comments."
Mar. 25, 2019
From Charlottesville To Oath Keepers, Rep. Mark Finchem Is A Fringe Lawmaker
Mar. 22, 2019
Mark Finchem, The Master Of Condescension
Feb. 18, 2019
Lawmaker 'Inundated' By Angry Parents Over Teacher Advocacy Actually Got Email From 1 Parent
Jan. 22, 2019
Arizona Lawmaker Won’t Say If Bill Would Allow Teachers Who Discuss LGBTQ Issues to Be Fired
Jan. 9, 2019
Bills To Restrict Teachers Reawakens Red For Ed Movement
Jan. 4, 2019
Arizona Lawmaker Lifted Teacher Code Of Ethics From Far-Right Group
Jan. 3, 2019
Proposed Arizona Law Would Fire Teachers If They Talk About LGBTQ Issues In Class
Jan. 2, 2019
Battle Lines Drawn In Arizona Gay Discrimination Case
Dec. 24, 2018
Center for Arizona Policy
2018 Candidate Questionnaire
Position Sought: State Representative LD-11
Question 4: Adding “sexual orientation,” “gender identity,” or “gender expression” to the protected classes of race, religion, age, sex, and ancestry in nondiscrimination law.
Candidates' Position: Oppose.
Question 9: Protecting a parent’s right to seek professional counseling for their minor child with same– sex attraction or gender identity issues to help them reach their desired outcome.*
Candidates' Position: Support.
This is in reference to the dangerous and disproven "Reparative Therapy".

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Arizona GOP Lawmaker Retweets Porn Star’s Democrat Theory On Bombs
"A Republican Arizona lawmaker appeared to agree with a former porn star’s suggestion that Democrats were responsible for the wave of mail bombs sent to Democratic targets this week."
Oct. 26, 2018
Letter: Tired Of Mark Finchem
Jul. 27, 2018
AZ’s Worst Legislator: Mark Finchem Is Bad For Schools, Women, And Veterans
Jun. 1, 2018
Rep. Finchem Seeks To Dismantle Arizona Board Of Regents – Kill This Bill
Mar. 23, 2018
Why Did Rep. Mark Finchem Vote Against A Memorial For Arizona Veterans?
Mar. 15, 2018
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Mar. 15, 2018
Pinal Lawmaker Blames Video Games For School Shootings
Feb. 20, 2018
Committee Approves Measure To Have Lawmakers Make Senate Nominations
"Rep. Mark Finchem, R-Oro Valley, agreed that the state’s U.S. senators pretty much ignore state lawmakers. “I’ve called a number of times to try and get help,’’ he said. “I don’t even get a secretary,’’ Finchem explained. “I get a voicemail that says, ‘We are currently not taking any more messages."
Feb. 15, 2018
Arizona Lawmakers To California: Can We Help You Secede From The Union?
Jan. 17, 2018
Lawmaker Wants 5 YEARS To Prove What We Already Know About Teacher Pay
Jun. 13, 2017
Will Arizona Make Sound Money Great Again? State Moves Closer To Normalizing Gold As Currency
Feb. 6, 2017
The Skinny - Lawyers, Guns and Money
"This gunfight was triggered by a complaint by state Rep. Mark Finchem, a Christian conservative Republican from Oro Valley who asked Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich to withhold all of the state-shared revenues that the city receives until the city stops destroying guns and instead starts auctioning them off to gun dealers."
Dec. 22, 2016
Center for Arizona Policy
2016 Survey Questions For Arizona Candidates
Position Sought: State Senate LD-11
Question 4: Adding "sexual orientation," "gender identity," or "gender expression" to the protected classes of race, religion, age, sex, and ancestry in nondiscrimination law.
Candidates' Position: Oppose.
Question 6: Prohibiting government from discriminating against an individual, organization, or small business based on their beliefs about marriage.*
Candidates' Position: Support.
Question 10: Implementing policies to allow students and faculty to use the restroom, locker room, and shower room that aligns with their gender identity.
Candidates' Position: Oppose.
* Discriminatory "Religious Freedom" laws.

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How They Voted: Lawmakers On 'Dark Money' Bill
Apr. 3, 2016
House Reinforces SB 1070 Provisions On Immigration Lawsuits
"The bill by Rep. Mark Finchem of Oro Valley would strip a requirement that residents pay attorney fees if they lose a lawsuit against a state or local government for failing to properly enforce federal immigration law."
Feb. 24, 2016
Arizona House Committee Holds Bill That Would Legalize Nunchucks
Jan. 20, 2016
Bundy-Backing Arizona Repub Floats State Bill To Ignore Obama’s Executive Order On Guns
Jan. 5, 2016
Center for Arizona Policy
2014 Candidate Questionnaire
Position Sought: State Senate LD-11
Question 9: Arizona’s voter-approved constitutional definition of marriage should be defended to the fullest extent legally possible.
Candidates' Position: Support
Question 11: Adding “sexual orientation,” “gender identity,” or “gender expression” to the protected classes of race, religion, age, sex, and ancestry in antidiscrimination law.
Candidates' Position: Oppose
Question 15: Protecting individuals and businesses from being required to provide services or use their artistic expression in a manner that violates their moral or religious beliefs.*
Candidates' Position: Support
* Discriminatory "Religious Freedom" laws.

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