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Gary Finch
New York State Assembly District 123
In office
1999 - Present
Term ends
January 7, 2013
Years in position 16
Base salary$79,500/year
Per diem$61/half day and $171/full day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected1998
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sState University of New York Empire State College, 1989
ProfessionOwner/Chief Operating Officer, Brew-Finch Funeral Homes
Office website
Gary Finch is a Republican member of the New York State Assembly. He has represented District 123 since 1999 and currently serves as Minority Whip. His political experience also includes being the deputy minority whip for the New York State Assembly; as well as mayor and trustee for the Village of Aurora.

Finch is the owner and chief operating officer of Brew-Finch Funeral Homes.

Finch attended Cayuga Community College; earned a degree from Simmons School of Mortuary Science in Syracuse, New York; and a BS in public administration and political theory from the State University of New York Empire State College. He and his wife, Marcia, have two children; Amy and Gregory.[1]

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Finch has been appointed to the following committees:


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Finch served on the following committees:


Presidential preference


See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Gary Finch endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [2]



See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2012

Finch is running in the 2012 election for New York State Assembly District 126. He ran unopposed in the Republican primary on September 13, 2012. He is also running on the Conservative Party and Independence Party of New York State tickets. No candidates filed to run in the Democratic primary. The general election takes place on November 6, 2012. [3][4]


See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2010

Finch ran unopposed in the September 14 Republican primary. He was unopposed in the general election on November 2.[5] In addition to his slot on the Republican Party ticket, he was also listed as a candidate of the Independence Party of New York State and the Conservative Party.

New York State Assembly, District 123 2010
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Gary Finch (R) 28,569


On November 4, 2008 Finch won re-election to the New York State Assembly, District 123, defeating opponent Barbara King (D).

Finch raised $92,717 for his campaign while King raised $8,786.[6]

New York State Assembly, District 123 2008
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Gary Finch (R) 29,456
Barbara King (D) 15,940

Campaign donors


In 2010, Finch received $97,549 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[7]

New York State Assembly 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Gary Finch's campaign in 2010
Upstate Shredding LLC$3,800
New York State Funeral Directors Association$3,800
New York State Correctional Officers$3,750
Sci Management LP$2,500
Total Raised in 2010 $97,549

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