Stephen Fincher, 41, is a managing partner of Fincher Farms, a seventh generation West Tennessee based agribusiness. Stephen has been involved in agribusiness his entire life and lives in the Frog Jump community of Crockett County.
At the age of nine, Stephen joined his family in the Southern gospel music ministry, started more than 60 years ago. The Finchers produce and record their own music, and they have performed over 2,000 events throughout the Southeast.
Stephen is a Lifetime Member of the NRA. He and his wife Lynn have been married for over 20 years and have three children John Austin, Noah and Sarah. The family is actively involved in Archer's Chapel Methodist Church. A dynamic force in his community, Stephen has championed many local causes by fundraising and directly assisting those in need.
Inspired by a desire to serve his fellow citizens and get America back on track, Stephen ran for Congress in 2009 and joined the House of Representatives in 2010. Now in his second term, Stephen sits on the House Committee on Financial Services and the House Committee on Agriculture.
Stephen understands, firsthand, that jobs are not created by Washington bureaucrats, but rather by hard-working folks in Tennessee. He brings his personal experience as a businessman to Washington D.C. and is committed to taking every possible step to empower people to invest and create jobs, cut government spending, and make Washington more accountable to taxpayers.
Currently Stephen is working hard to create more good-paying jobs for folks in West Tennessee. He's voted in support of over 40 jobs bills that, including one to pass the Keystone XL Pipeline, which would not only create good-paying jobs, but make America more energy independent. He also introduced legislation that would create a permanent federal income tax deduction for state and local sales taxes paid by Tennessee residents and other states, which have no general state income tax.
Of the sales tax deduction, Fincher said: "Making the sales tax deduction permanent is about fairness and will put more money back into the pockets of hardworking Tennesseans. This deduction will help fuel Tennessee's economy by keeping money in the state and giving taxpayers the certainty they need to plan ahead. It will not only help generate jobs, it will also promote investment in local economies and attract new business."