AZ State Representative Mark Finchem serves southern Arizona northwest of Tucson, AZ. He is a life member of the National Rifle Association, the fraternal order of police, and a proud member of the Arizona Citizens Defense League.
Representative Finchem is a retired member of the Kalamazoo Michigan department of public safety, and is coming to the end of his first term as a state representative.
He is a conservative federalist who believes in all of the civil rights as codified in our Constitution and Bill of Rights, and is a staunch defender of the rule of law.
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Representative Mark Finchem
Legislative District 11 serving NW Pima & SW Pinal Counties
1700 W. Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ 87005
Cell: (520) 955-7695
Office: (602) 926-3122
After serving 21 years as a Public Safety Officer in Kalamazoo, Michigan, Mark retired and moved to Tucson, Arizona. Mark is now an associate broker with a real estate firm helping buyers and sellers with their residential real estate needs. In 2014 he was elected to the Arizona House of Representatives for Legislative District 11 and quickly earned a reputation of dedicated federalist with conservative values, who exercises fidelity to the rights of man, granted by Nature’s God as codified in our federal and state constitution. Mark has consistently voted in the affirmative on bills protecting the rule of law and constitutionally guaranteed civil rights, such as the right to bear arms; he is true to his middle name William, which mean noble spirit, resolute protector.
About His Predictable Stand on Issues
Our constitutional republic was founded on a simple concept, LIBERTY and on the ideas of limited government, fiscal responsibility and free markets.
Integrity Without Compromise has long been my favorite core value, for from integrity so much flows. With integrity your my word is my bond, my intentions are transparent and the results have easily defendable means. All too often “government” has fallen
into the trap of judging success by intentions and not results.
Give not expecting anything in return. Place God at the center of decision making. Putting yourself behind God’s position creates space for the application of wisdom. Prayerful consideration of solutions while asking for wisdom is a proven, well documented path for building a strong marriage, family, government and country.
Character Before Comfort , the “how” of accomplishment matters just as much as the accomplishment itself. Character, that which you do even when nobody is watching, is important because it reveals one’s motivation for achievement. There are those amongst our number who you can look at and know instantly that their character is trustworthy and genuine. I strive to be counted in that number.
Teams Work no one person has all of the right answers all of the time. Collaboration amongst men and women of strong faith and character provide for real, inspired solutions to the problems plaguing the society we have today. Each of us has been blessed with individualized skill sets that when combined and brought to bare on complex problems generally apply innovative solutions.
Ockham’s Razor from William of Ockham, and in Latin lex parsimoniae) is a principle of parsimony, economy, or succinctness used in logic and problem- solving. It states that among competing hypotheses, the hypothesis with the fewest assumptions should be selected. In simple terms, the simplest solution to a problem is almost always right.
My ethos is simple, protect and encourage life from conception to natural death. It’s a simple concept that does not require justification and is a moral imperative for me. Life is a precious gift and the pursuit of a life of happiness and liberty is a right granted by Nature’s law and Nature’s God. I am concerned about safety and security for all children. I support Red Envelope Day to bring awareness to the loss of precious young lives each year, taken from our community by the abortion industry. Most of my life I’ve been dedicated to standing in the gap for those who cannot protect themselves. I’m unabashedly and unapologetically pro-life and I subscribe to the Center for Arizona Policy Code of Ethics.
Duty, Honor, Fidelity, Faithfulness I believe in real accountability, both elected officials and bureaucrats have an implied fiduciary duty to taxpayers. In the performance of their duty, tax dollars must be treated with reverence, collect responsibly and used with restraint. I support small republic form of government, close to the people so it can be more responsive to the people. Government, while necessary among men, is a constant antagonist to liberty.
Sean Edwards is an author and proponent of individual rights, limited government, and a firm defender of the Constitution.
Sean is also the Director of Strategic Development at Ray Edwards International, Inc, a marketing business aimed at helping small businesses and entrepreneurs succeed.
He graduated from the Western Washington University bachelor’s degree, double majoring in Ancient History and Medieval History, while minoring in Ancient Greek & Latin.
Immediately after school, Sean joined the Mayor’s Office of Fresno California where he worked for 3 years.
Books Sean has written:
Sean was part of a 4-Part Series on Conflict De-Escalation and Conflict Resolution on Gun Freedom Radio, sharing his thoughts on how to intelligently engage in debate in highly polarized situations and when discussing polarizing topics.
Fred Mastison is the founder of Force Options USA. He is a professional firearms and combatives instructor as well as dignitary protection provider and freelance writer. He has been teaching for 30 years and has over 16 law enforcement POST course instructor certifications. In addition to firearms training, Mr. Mastison has been teaching martial arts for 28 years and holds multiple black belts including a7th degree black belt in Aiki Jitsu. He is based in the Phoenix metropolitan area and teaches courses across the US, in Europe and Mexico.
Gun Freedom Radio EP68
Theme: Long Arms and The Law
Hour #1 Guests:
– Frank DeSomma – owner of Patriot Ordnance Factory – POF-USA was the first company to take the gas piston AR to market and has been leading the way with their revolutionary platform innovations ever since.
– AZ State Representative Mark Finchem – talking to us about the illegal destruction of firearms…by the City of Tucson, AZ.
– Sean Edwards – is the author of the book “American Resurrection” and is here to talk about conflict-de-escalation and conflict resolution, and how to make it through the Holidays while we are bringing family (and politics) together at the dinner table.
Hour #2 Guests:
– Fred Mastison – is the founder of Force Options USA. He is a professional firearms and combatives instructor as well as dignitary protection provider, and they have an awesome class coming up teaching Executive Protection.
– Mike Bazinet – the Public Affairs Director of the NSSF (National Shooting Sports Foundation), here to talk to us about how “Big Law” is siding with the deep-pocketed Rights-Restrictors and “Anti-Gun” Groups.
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