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Bob Fincher
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Alabama House of Representatives, District 37
In office
November 5, 2014 - Present
Term ends
November 5, 2018
Years in position 1
Base salary$10/day
Per diem$4,308/month
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 4, 2014
Next generalNovember 6, 2018
Term limitsN/A
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Campaign website
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Bob Fincher is a member of the Alabama House of Representatives representing District 37. He was first elected to the chamber in 2014.

Fincher was a 2010 Republican candidate for District 37 of the Alabama House of Representatives.


Fincher has worked as a teacher at Woodland High School and New Hope Christian School.[1]

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Fincher served on the following committees:

Alabama Committee Assignments, 2015
Agriculture and Forestry
Constitution, Campaigns and Elections
Education Policy


Campaign themes


Fincher's website highlighted the following themes:[1]

I will support term limits for the legislature. My past experiences have prepared me to take the next step. I have showed a willingness to work with those from the other party in pursuit of the public good. I will listen and be available to all of the citizens. I am deeply concerned about the direction our country is headed. We have become a society which encourages government dependence rather than self-reliance. I see the foundations upon which our culture was built being eroded and swept away. I promise you honesty and transparency in all that I do. No one will work harder to bring jobs and economic development to this area.[2]



See also: Alabama House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Alabama House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 3, 2014; a runoff election took place where necessary on July 15, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 7, 2014. Josh Burns was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Bob Fincher defeated T. Bryant Whaley in the Republican primary. Fincher defeated Burns and Guy Kelly (I) in the general election.[3][4][5][6]

Alabama House of Representatives District 37, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBob Fincher 49.6% 5,949
     Democratic Josh Burns 46% 5,518
     Independent Guy Kelly 4.4% 531
     NA Write-In 0% 5
Total Votes 12,003

Alabama House of Representatives, District 37 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBob Fincher 57.6% 2,921
T. Bryant Whaley 42.4% 2,149
Total Votes 5,070


See also: Alabama House of Representatives elections, 2010

Fincher ran for election in the 2010 election for Alabama House of Representatives District 37. Fincher ran unopposed in the June 1 Republican primary and was defeated by Richard Laird (D) in the general election, which took place on November 2, 2010.[7]

Alabama House of Representatives, District 37, General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRichard Laird Incumbent 53.6% 8,106
     Republican Bob Fincher 46.4% 7,011
Total Votes 15,117

Campaign donors


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State legislative candidates endorsed by Tea Party organizations



In 2010, Ribs’ endorsements included the following:[8]

  • The Alabama Tea Party Express


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Fincher and his wife, Sheila, have two sons.[1]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Richard Laird (I)
Alabama House District 37
Succeeded by