David Farnsworth

From Ballotpedia
Jump to: navigation, search
David Farnsworth
David Farnsworth.png
Arizona State Senate, District 16
Incumbent
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$24,000/year
Per diem$35/day for the first 120 days of regular session and for special sessions and $10/day thereafter.
Elections and appointments
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
AppointedSeptember 12, 2013
Appointed byMaricopa County Board of Supervisors
Term limitsFour consecutive terms (8 years)
Education
Associate'sMesa Community College
Personal
BirthdayJuly 16, 1951
Place of birthMexico City, Mexico
ProfessionEntrepreneur
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
David Farnsworth is a Republican member of the Arizona State Senate, representing District 16. He was first appointed to the chamber on September 12, 2013, by the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors to fill the seat vacated by Rich Crandall (R).[1]

Biography

Fransworth was born in Mexico City, Mexico and grew up in Arizona.[2] He earned his A.A. from Mesa Community College in 1979.[3]

Professionally, Fransworth has been involved in entrepreneurial endeavors. He has owned multiple companies, several of which were related to the automotive industry. He has also worked in retail department management.[3]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

In the 2013-2014 legislative session, Farnsworth served on these committees:

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Farnsworth listed the following issues on his campaign website:[2]

Political Position:
  • Pro-Life
  • Pro-2nd Amendment
  • Pro-Family
  • Pro-School choice
  • Pro-Free markets[4]

Elections

2014

See also: Arizona State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Arizona State Senate will take place in 2014. A primary election took place August 26, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was May 28, 2014. Scott Prior was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent David Farnsworth defeated Taylor McArthur in the Republican primary. Prior will face Farnsworth in the general election.[5][6][7]

Arizona State Senate, District 16 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Christian Farnsworth Incumbent 55.5% 10,705
Taylor McArthur 44.5% 8,597
Total Votes 19,302

Scorecards

See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in Arizona

Legislative scorecards are used to evaluate elected public officials based on voting record. Some scorecards are created by political advocacy groups with a focus on specific issues, while others are developed by newspapers and are broad in scope. Scorecards are meant to be used as a tool for voters to have a quick picture of whether their views align with a particular legislator's record.

Because scorecards can be specific to particular issues or general to a state’s legislative term, for example, each report should be considered on its own merits. Each entity that publishes these reports uses different methodologies and definitions for the terms used.

An overview for scorecards in all 50 states can be found on this page. To contribute to the list of Arizona scorecards, email suggestions to scorecards@ballotpedia.org.

Please see our writing guidelines if you would like to add results from an individual scorecard to this legislator's profile.

2014

In 2014, the 51st Arizona State Legislature was in session from January 13 to April 24.[8]

Legislators are scored on their stances on conservative fiscal policy.
Legislators are scored on their votes on ASBA's legislative priority bills.
Legislators are scored on their stances on animals and animal protection.
Legislators are scored on their stances on secular policy.
Legislators are scored on their votes on "anti-environmental" and "anti-democracy" bills.

2013

In 2013, the 51st Arizona State Legislature was in session from January 14 to June 14.[8]

Legislators are scored on their stances on conservative fiscal policy.
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills related to small business.
Legislators are scored on "their support of principles of limited constitutional government."
Legislators are scored on their stances on animals and animal protection.
Legislators are scored on their stances on secular policy.
Legislators are scored on their votes on "anti-environmental" and "anti-democracy" bills.

Endorsements

2014

In 2014, Farnsworth's endorsements include the following:[9]

  • United States Representative Matt Salmon
  • Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio
  • Former County Sheriff Richard Mack
  • Former Senate President Russell Pearce
  • Small Business Alliance AZ
  • Arizona Association of Realtors
  • Gun Rights Across America
  • MindAspire LLC, an Arizona Corporation
  • The Center for Women's Strength and Empowerment, an Arizona non-profit organization
  • The Aryve Network

Recent news

BallotpediaAvatar bigger.png
Know more information about this profile?
Submit a bio

This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term "David + Farnsworth + Arizona + Senate"

All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.

David Farnsworth News Feed

  • Loading...

See also

External links

Light Bulb Icon.svg.png
Suggest a link

References

Political offices
Preceded by
Rich Crandall (R)
Arizona State Senate District 16
September 2013-PResent
Succeeded by
NA