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Gary Finch

Gary D. Finch (born March 13, 1944)[1] is a Republican member of the New York State Assembly representing the 126th Assembly District, which includes portions of Cayuga, Chenango, Cortland, and Onondaga counties.[2]

Gary D. Finch
Member of the New York State Assembly
from the 126th district
Assumed office
November 3, 1999
Preceded by Daniel Fessenden
Personal details
Born (1944-03-13) March 13, 1944 (age 74)[1]
Auburn, New York[2]
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Marcia Herrling Finch[2]
Children two[2]
Residence Springport, New York[2]
Alma mater Empire State College
Profession funeral home owner, politician
Website Official website

Finch was born in Auburn, New York and attended Cayuga Community College. He received a degree from the Simmons School of Mortuary Science in 1966. He also earned a B.S. degree in public administration and political theory from Empire State College (State University of New York) in 1989.[2]

Since 1970, Finch has owned and operated Brew-Finch Funeral Homes, Inc. a company which operates funeral homes in central New York State. Finch's first elected position was as a trustee for the Village of Aurora in 1979. He then was elected mayor of the village in 1982, a position he held for eight years.[2]

Finch was first elected to the State Assembly on November 2, 1999.[2] He won the November 2008 general election with 65 percent of the vote[3][4] and ran uncontested in the November 2010 general election.[5][6]

He serves as Assistant Minority Leader to the Minority Conference, and is assigned to the Assembly committees on Agriculture, Banks, Corrections, Insurance and Rules.[2]

He lives in the town of Springport with his wife, Marcia Herrling Finch and their two children, Amy and Gregory.[2]


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