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|Name = Gary Finch
political position  = New York State Assembly District 123 |
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incumbency          = Incumbent |
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|Position = New York State Assembly District 126
assumed office      = 1999 |
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|Status = Incumbent
term ends           = [[Term-end dates of legislators elected on November 2, 2010|January 1, 2013]] |
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|Tenure = 1999 - Present
political party     = [[Republican]] |
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|Term ends = [[Term-end dates of legislators elected on November 6, 2012|January 1, 2015]]
profession          =  Owner/Chief Operating Officer, Brew-Finch Funeral Homes |
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|Assumed office = 1999
website             = [http://assembly.state.ny.us/mem/?ad=123 House site] |
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}}{{tnr}}'''Gary Finch''' is a [[Republican]] member of the [[New York State Assembly]].  He has represented District 123 since 1999 and currently serves as [[State Assembly Minority Whip|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.
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}}{{tnr}}'''Gary D. Finch''' is a [[Republican]] member of the [[New York State Assembly]], representing [[New York State Assembly District 126|District 126]].  He was first elected to the chamber in 1998. He is currently serving as [[State House Assistant Minority Leader|Assistant Minority Leader]].  
  
Finch is the owner and chief operating officer of Brew-Finch Funeral Homes.
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He previously represented District 123 in the Assembly from 1999 to 2013, and is a former [[State Assembly Minority Whip|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 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.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=2345 Project Vote Smart - Rep. Finch]</ref>
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==Biography==
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Finch earned a degree from Simmons School of Mortuary Science in Syracuse, New York and his B.S. in Public Administration and Political Theory from the State University of New York Empire State College.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=2345 Project Vote Smart - Rep. Finch]</ref> His professional experience includes being the owner and chief operating officer of Brew-Finch Funeral Homes.
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==Committee assignments==
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===2013-2014===
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At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Finch served on the following committees:
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{{Committee Assignments
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|State = New York
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|year = 2013
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|Chamber = State Assembly
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|Committee1 = Agriculture
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|Committee2 = Correction
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|Committee3 = Energy
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|Committee4 = Environmental Conservation
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|Committee5 = Insurance
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|Committee6 = Rules
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}}
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===2011-2012===
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In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Finch served on the following committees:
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|State = New York
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|year = 2011
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|Chamber = State Assembly
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|Committee1 = Agriculture
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|Committee2 = Economic Development, Job Creation, Commerce and Industry
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|Committee3 = Energy
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|Committee4 = Environmental Conservation
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|Committee5 = Insurance
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|Committee6 = Rules
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===2009-2010===
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In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Finch served on the following committees:
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|State = New York
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|year = 2009
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|Chamber = State Assembly
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|Committee1 = Agriculture
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|Committee2 = Alcoholism and Drug Abuse
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|Committee3 = Economic Development, Job Creation, Commerce and Industry
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|Committee4 = Energy
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|Committee5 = Environmental Conservation
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==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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===2012===
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:: ''See also: [[New York State Assembly elections, 2012]]''
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Finch ran in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[New York State Assembly elections, 2012|New York State Assembly]] District 126. He ran unopposed in the Republican primary on September 13, 2012. He also ran on the [[Conservative Party]] and [[Independence Party of New York State]] tickets. He was unchallenged in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://www.elections.ny.gov:8080/reports/rwservlet?cmdkey=whofiled ''State of New York, State Board of Elections'', Candidate Petition List, retrieved August 15, 2012]</ref><ref>[http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/elections/local/results?g=nyAssembly&state=NY ''ABC News,'' "New York unofficial 2012 primary election results," accessed September 13, 2012]</ref>
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===2010===
 
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:: ''See also: [[New York State Assembly elections, 2010]]''
 
:: ''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.<ref>[http://elections.nytimes.com/2010/results/new-york/state-legislature New York Times NY state legislative election results]</ref> 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]].
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Finch ran unopposed in the September 14 Republican primary. He was unopposed in the general election on November 2.<ref>[http://elections.nytimes.com/2010/results/new-york/state-legislature ''New York Times,'' "NY state legislative election results," accessed February 11, 2014]</ref> 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]].
  
 
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===2008===
 
===2008===
  
On November 4, 2008 Finch won re-election to the [[New York State Assembly]], District 123, defeating opponent Barbara King (D).  
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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.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_election_results.phtml?s=NY&y=2008#results_summary_H ''Follow the Money's report 2008 Campaign donations in New York'']</ref>
 
Finch raised $92,717 for his campaign while King raised $8,786.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_election_results.phtml?s=NY&y=2008#results_summary_H ''Follow the Money's report 2008 Campaign donations in New York'']</ref>
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==Committee assignments==
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==Campaign donors==
* [[Agriculture Committee, New York Assembly]]
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{{Comprehensive donor history
* [[Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Committee, New York Assembly]]
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|Name = Gary Finch
* [[Economic Development, Job Creation, Commerce and Industry Committee, New York Assembly]]
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|Full name = Gary Finch
* [[Energy Committee, New York Assembly]]
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|year = 2000
* [[Environmental Conservation Committee, New York Assembly]]
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|Editdate = September 25, 2013
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|link =<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/uniquecandidate.phtml?uc=101 ''followthemoney.org,'' "Finch, Gary" Accessed September 25, 2013]</ref>
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|party = Republican
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|totalraised2012 = 101907
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|result2012 = Won
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|office2012 = [[New York State Assembly elections, 2012|New York State Assembly, District 126]]
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|totalraised2010 = 97549
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|result2010 = Won
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|office2010 = [[New York State Assembly elections, 2010|New York State Assembly, District 123]]
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|totalraised2008 = 92717
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|result2008 = Won
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|office2008 = [[New York State Assembly elections, 2008|New York State Assembly, District 123]]
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|totalraised2006 = 87712
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|result2006 = Won
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|office2006 = [[New York State Assembly elections, 2006|New York State Assembly, District 123]]
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|totalraised2004 = 238707
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|result2004 = Won
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|office2004 = [[New York State Assembly elections, 2004|New York State Assembly, District 123]]
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|totalraised2002 = 48973
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|result2002 = Won
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|office2002 = [[New York State Assembly elections, 2002|New York State Assembly, District 123]]
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|totalraised2000 = 10527
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|office2000 = [[New York State Assembly elections, 2000|New York State Assembly, District 123]]
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===2012===
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|party = Republican
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|total raised = 101907
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|org1 = Blank
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|org2 = New York State Funeral Directors Association
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|org3 = New York State Correctional Officers
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|org4 = Governmental Affairs
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|org5 = UHAP Pac
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|orgamount1 = 5714
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|orgamount2 = 4000
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|orgamount3 = 3500
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|orgamount4 = 2500
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|orgamount5 = 2500
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===2010===
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In 2010, Finch received $97,549 in campaign donations.  The top contributors are listed below.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/grid.phtml?s=NY&y=2010&#fC ''Follow the Money'', "2010 contributions," accessed December 23, 2013]</ref>
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|Chamber = New York State Assembly
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|party = Republican
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|total raised = $97,549
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|org1 = Blank
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|org2 = Upstate Shredding LLC
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|org3 = New York State Funeral Directors Association
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|org4 = New York State Correctional Officers
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|org5 = Sci Management LP
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|orgdonor1 = $10,582
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|orgdonor2 = $3,800
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|orgdonor3 = $3,800
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|orgdonor4 = $3,750
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|orgdonor5 = $2,500
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==Endorsements==
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===Presidential preference===
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{{presendorse|2012|Mitt Romney}}<ref>[http://www.mittromney.com/news/press/2011/12/mitt-romney-announces-new-york-assembly-endorsements ''Mitt Romney for President,'' "Mitt Romney Announces New York Assembly Endorsements," December 9, 2011]</ref>
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==Personal==
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Finch and his wife, Marcia, have two children; Amy and Gregory.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=2345 Project Vote Smart - Rep. Finch]</ref>
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==Recent news==
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==See also==
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*[[New York State Assembly]]
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*[[New York State Assembly#Standing committees|House Committees]]
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*[[New York State Legislature]]
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*[[New York state legislative districts]]
  
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
 
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*[http://assembly.state.ny.us/mem/?ad=123 New York Assembly - Rep. Gary Finch]  
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*[http://assembly.state.ny.us/mem/Gary-D-Finch Profile from the New York State Assembly]
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*[http://openstates.org/ny/legislators/NYL000104/gary-finch/ Profile from Open States]
 
*[http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=2345 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=2345 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=2345 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=2345 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
* Campaign Contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=96016 2008], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=83244 2006], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=72326 2004], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=46064 2002], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=45585 2000]
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* Campaign Contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=153522 2012], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=118166 2010], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=96016 2008], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=83244 2006], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=72326 2004], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=46064 2002], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=45585 2000]
  
 
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Gary Finch
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New York State Assembly District 126
Incumbent
In office
1999 - Present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 15
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$79,500/year
Per diem$172/full day; $61/half day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1998
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
New York State Assembly District 123
1999-2013
Education
Bachelor'sState University of New York Empire State College, 1989
Personal
ProfessionOwner/Chief Operating Officer, Brew-Finch Funeral Homes
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Gary D. Finch is a Republican member of the New York State Assembly, representing District 126. He was first elected to the chamber in 1998. He is currently serving as Assistant Minority Leader.

He previously represented District 123 in the Assembly from 1999 to 2013, and is a former 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.

Biography

Finch earned a degree from Simmons School of Mortuary Science in Syracuse, New York and his B.S. in Public Administration and Political Theory from the State University of New York Empire State College.[1] His professional experience includes being the owner and chief operating officer of Brew-Finch Funeral Homes.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Finch served on the following committees:

New York Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture
Correction
Energy
Environmental Conservation
Insurance
Rules

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Finch served on the following committees:

2009-2010

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

Elections

2012

See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2012

Finch ran in the 2012 election for New York State Assembly District 126. He ran unopposed in the Republican primary on September 13, 2012. He also ran on the Conservative Party and Independence Party of New York State tickets. He was unchallenged in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

New York State Assembly, District 126, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngGary Finch Incumbent 100% 44,212
Total Votes 44,212

2010

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.[4] 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

2008

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.[5]

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

Comprehensive donor information for Gary Finch is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Gary Finch raised a total of $678,092 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 25, 2013.[6]

Gary Finch's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 New York State Assembly, District 126 Won $101,907
2010 New York State Assembly, District 123 Won $97,549
2008 New York State Assembly, District 123 Won $92,717
2006 New York State Assembly, District 123 Won $87,712
2004 New York State Assembly, District 123 Won $238,707
2002 New York State Assembly, District 123 Won $48,973
2000 New York State Assembly, District 123 Won $10,527
Grand Total Raised $678,092

2012

Gary Finch won re-election to the New York State Assembly in 2012. During that election cycle, Gary Finch raised a total of $101,907.
New York State Assembly 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Gary Finch's campaign in 2012
Blank$5,714
New York State Funeral Directors Association$4,000
New York State Correctional Officers$3,500
Governmental Affairs$2,500
UHAP Pac$2,500
Total Raised in 2012$101,907
Source:Follow the Money

2010

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
Blank$10,582
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

Endorsements

Presidential preference

2012

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

Gary Finch endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [8]

Personal

Finch and his wife, Marcia, have two children; Amy and Gregory.[9]

Recent news

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Preceded by
Donna Lupardo (D)
New York Assembly District 126
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1999–2013
Succeeded by
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