Chad Fincher

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Chad Fincher
Fincher c.jpeg
Current candidacy
Running for U.S. House, Alabama District 1
Date of primarySeptember 24, 2013
Current office
Alabama House of Representatives District 102
In office
Term ends
November 5, 2014
Years in position 9
Base salary$10/day
Per diem$4,308/month
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2006
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sAuburn University
ProfessionBusiness Owner/Realtor
Office website
Campaign website
Chad Fincher is a Republican member of the Alabama House of Representatives, representing District 102, Mobile County. He was first elected in 2006.

Fincher was a 2013 Republican candidate seeking election in the special election to the U.S. House representing the 1st Congressional District of Alabama. He was defeated in the Republican primary on September 24, 2013.[1]


Fincher is the owner and realtor of Fincher and Associates Realty Services and a registered forester with the State of Alabama.

Committee assignments


Fincher served on these committees in the 2011-2012 legislative session:

  • Subcommittee on Campaign Finance, Chair



See also: Alabama's 1st Congressional District special election, 2013

Fincher ran for the U.S. House representing the 1st Congressional District of Alabama. The election was held to replace Jo Bonner, who announced his resignation on May 23, 2013, in order to take a position as vice chancellor of government and economic development at the University of Alabama.[2][3][4]

He was defeated in the Republican primary on September 24, 2013.[1] No candidate secured more than 50 percent of the total vote, requiring a runoff primary on November 5, 2013. Bradley Byrne and Dean Young were the top two winners, and will face off in the runoff primary. The winner advanced to the general election on December 17, 2013.

U.S. House, Alabama District 1 Republican Primary, 2013
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBradley Byrne 34.6% 18,090
Green check mark transparent.pngDean Young 23% 12,011
Chad Fincher 15.6% 8,177
Qyin Hillyer 13.9% 7,260
Wells Griffith 11% 5,758
Daniel Dyas 0.7% 391
Jessica James 0.7% 391
Sharon Powe 0.4% 184
David Thornton 0.1% 72
Total Votes 52,334
Source: Unofficial results via Associated Press[5]


See also: Alabama House of Representatives elections, 2010

Fincher won re-election to the 102nd District Seat in 2010. He had no opposition.[6]


On November 7, 2006, Fincher was elected to the 102nd District Seat in the Alabama House of Representatives, defeating opponent Gary Johnson (D).[7]

Fincher raised $104,551 for his campaign, while Johnson raised $43,407.[8]

Alabama State House, District 102 (2006)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Chad Fincher (R) 7,043
Gary Johnson (D) 2,312

Campaign donors


In 2010, Fincher raised $61,015 in contributions.[9]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Alabama Farmers Federation $3,000
Alabama Association Of Realtors $2,500
Netpac $2,000


In 2006, Fincher collected $104,551 in donations.

Below are Fincher's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2006 election:[10]

Contributor 2006 total
AL Farmers Federation $16,219
AL Assoc of Realtors $8,000
Business Council of AL $7,500
AL Forestry Assoc $7,000
Cooley, Tyler & Felicia $4,472


Fincher and his wife, Caresse, have one child.

Fincher is a member of a number of organizations, including the Court Appointed Special Advocates Board of Mobile, Mobile Area Association of Realtors, Mobile County Grand Old Party, Tanner Williams Community Club, West Mobile Baptist Church, Alabama Cattlemen's Association, Alabama Farmers Federation, Alabama Forestry Association, Alabama Treasure Forest Association, and Alabama Wildlife Federation.[11]

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Preceded by
Alabama House District 102
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