Chad Fincher

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Chad Fincher
AL House Representative Chad Fincher.jpg
Member of the Alabama House of Representatives
from the 102nd district
Assumed office
November 2006
Preceded by Rusty Glover
Personal details
Born 1974 (age 43–44)
Mobile County, Alabama, U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Caresse Fincher
Residence Semmes, Alabama, U.S.
Alma mater Auburn University
Profession Real estate broker

Chad Austin Fincher (born 1974) is an American politician from Semmes, Alabama.[1] He is a member of the Alabama State House of Representatives, having been first elected in 2006.


Fincher, born in Mobile County, Alabama, is a graduate of Auburn University with Bachelor of Science in Forestry Operations, and is a registered Forester with the State of Alabama.[2]

He is currently the Owner of Fincher and Associates Realty, and is a licensed Realtor in the states of Alabama and Mississippi. He has practiced real estate for over 15 years.[3]

Fincher is married to Caresse Hughes Fincher. They have two children, Anna Catherine and Jackson. They attend West Mobile Baptist Church.[1]

Legislative History[edit]

Fincher currently serves as Chairman on the House Agriculture and Forestry Committee. Other committees Fincher serves on include:

  • House Ways and Means Committee
  • Mobile County Delegation Committee
  • Water Policy and Management Joint Legislative Committee
  • Joint Legislative Committee on State Parks
  • Housing Finance Authority Legislative Oversight Committee
  • Permanent Joint Legislative Committee on Energy Policy
  • Southern Legislative Conferences Agriculture and Rural Development Committee
  • Southern Regional Education Board Legislative Advisory Council

Education Reform[edit]

In the 2013 Legislative Session, Fincher sponsored the School Flexibility Act, now known (after a controversial rewrite to encompass private school vouchers) as the Alabama Accountability Act, which established flexibility contracts between the State Board of Education and local school districts, and establishes a scholarship program for children in failing schools as well as taxpayer funds for private schools.[4]

2013 Congressional campaign[edit]

Fincher ran in a 2013 special election to represent Alabama's 1st congressional district in the United States House of Representatives, following Jo Bonner's retirement.[5] Fincher finished third in the Republican primary, behind Bradley Byrne and Dean Young.[6]


  1. ^ a b "Alabama House of Representatives Representative Chad Fincher". Archived from the original on January 20, 2015. Retrieved February 7, 2017. 
  2. ^ "ASBRF Alabama". Archived from the original on February 8, 2017. Retrieved February 7, 2017. 
  3. ^ "Fincher Realty". Retrieved February 7, 2017. 
  4. ^ "The Alabama Accountability Act" (pdf). Alabama Policy Institute. Retrieved February 7, 2017. 
  5. ^ "State Rep. Chad Fincher launches bid for AL-01 congressional seat |". June 17, 2013. Retrieved November 6, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Fincher concedes congressional race, tells supporters he never gave up principles |". September 24, 2013. Retrieved November 6, 2013.