Senator David Farnsworth is Chair of the Financial Institutions Committee and Vice Chair of the Federalism Committee. He is a Member of the Natural Resources and Commerce & Workforce Development Committees. He was appointed in September 2013 to fulfill a vacancy in Legislative District 16, and was elected in November 2014. Senator Farnsworth previously served in the Arizona House of Representatives in 1996. He is a fourth generation Arizonan, growing up in Mesa, and a small business owner with his wife Robin.