Legislative District 16
Home City: Mesa
Occupation: Real Estate Investor
Member Since: 2013
Senator David Farnsworth (R-Dist. 16) was born a United States Citizen in Mexico City, Mexico in 1951. His family returned to Arizona in 1952 where he has been a resident of the Great State of Arizona ever since.
Senator Farnsworth is a small business owner and understands the business needs and concerns of Arizona. As an entrepreneur, he is the owner of Farnsworth and Associates (a real estate investing and rental management company) and the former owner of Farnsworth Auto Sales, Farnsworth Auto Recycling and Farnsworth Distributing (Wholesale). He has worked as a licensed real estate and insurance agent, a former supervisor for Home Depot, a former crane and forklift operator for the Snowflake Paper Mill and a former underground diesel mechanic for Hecla Mining Company a copper mine 30 miles south of Casa Grande, AZ.
Senator Farnsworth is married to Robin Farnsworth who is also a small business owner. Senator Farnsworth is the father of 7 children. He attended Mesa High School and then Mesa Community College where he studied Business Administration. Senator Farnsworth and Robin are active members of the LDS Church and Senator Farnsworth served a full-time mission in the Guatemala/El Salvador Mission.
Senator Farnsworth has a passion for good government and protecting the freedoms we enjoy. This passion led him to get involved as a citizen. He previously served as a precinct committeeman in 1986 and as a Representative to the Arizona State House of Representatives from 1995-1996.
Senator Farnsworth was appointed to the Arizona State Senate on September 11th, 2013. He enjoys spending time with his family, gardening, building and repairing things, putting together jigsaw puzzles, traveling and discussing basic principles of good government and religion. He also enjoys teaching, public speaking, reading, bicycling, hiking and listening to classical music.