This week’s Rising Republican Star is Bob Fincher, the Republican nominee for Alabama House of Representatives, District 37. The district includes the southern part of Cleburne County, all of Randolph County, and much of northern and western Chambers County.
Bob and his wife of 35 years, Sheila, have two sons. Brandon is 29, has been a newspaper reporter, and is currently working on his doctoral degree in public administration at Auburn University. Stephen is 24 and will finish his studies at Asbury Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky, this spring.
>>>Bob has worked in the Republican Party for over 40 years, holding numerous posts on the state and local levels. He has served as secretary and chairman of the Randolph County Republican Party and is currently in his fifth term as Republican Chairman for Congressional District 3. In his role as chairman, Bob is a member of the Alabama Republican Party State Executive Committee’s Steering Committee.
In 1970, Bob graduated from Auburn University, and later worked there as a graduate assistant in the history department for two years. He spent 31 years teaching in the public school system, 28 of which working at Woodland High School. There Bob taught history, government and economics. Later, Bob worked at New Hope Christian School as a teacher and administrator for five years. In order to fully commit his time to campaigning in District 37, Bob recently gave up his job on the Board of Registrars.
The Finchers live in the Rocky Branch community in central Randolph County and are members of Bear Creek Methodist Church in Woodland. Bob serves as the church lay leader and teaches the senior adult Sunday school class. He has been a youth baseball coach and served as president of the Woodland Little League. Bob has also served as a board member and president of the Randolph County Partners in Education. On a regional level, Bob was appointed a member to the selection committee for the president of Southern Union State Community College and as a member, and later chairman, of the Statewide Health Coordinating Council.
The decision to run for office for Bob Fincher was an easy one; he feels that he truly has something to offer his district. He says he has no desire to become a career politician and is in support of term limits for the legislature. Bob is confident that his past experiences have prepared him to serve as a state representative. In his own words, “I have showed a willingness to work with those from the other party in pursuit of the public good. I will listen and be available to all of the citizens. I am deeply concerned about the direction our country is headed. We have become a society which encourages government dependence rather than self-reliance. I see the foundations upon which our culture was built being eroded and swept away. I promise you honesty and transparency in all that I do. No one will work harder to bring jobs and economic development to this area. You deserve no less. I ask for your prayers and your support.”
The Alabama Republican Party is proud to have Bob Fincher as its Republican nominee for Alabama House of Representative, District 37. We have worked closely with Bob through the State Executive Committee and know that he will serve his district and its citizens with dedication and courage. We encourage you to get to know Bob Fincher and show your support to his campaign in any way that you can.