|Arizona State Senate District 18|
|January 5, 2015|
|Years in position||2|
|Majority Leader, Arizona State Senate|
|2013 - present|
|Per diem||$35/day for the first 120 days of regular session and for special sessions and $10/day thereafter.|
|Elections and appointments|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next election||November 4, 2014|
|Term limits||Four consecutive terms|
|Arizona State House of Representatives|
|Bachelor's||Colgate University, 1965|
|Birthday||February 11, 1943|
|Place of birth||Youngstown, OH|
|Profession||Instructor, Maricopa Community College System|
McComish is a former member of the Arizona House of Representatives, representing the 20th District from 2005 to 2011.
McComish is an instructor at Maricopa Community College. He has previously served as President of the Ahwatukee Foothills Chamber of Commerce, owner of the Little Professor Book Store, Vice President of Becton Dickinson, and national sales manager for Johnson and Johnson.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, McComish served on the following committees:
|Arizona Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Commerce, Energy and Military|
|• Rules, Vice Chair|
|• Capital Review|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, McComish served on these committees:
|Arizona Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Banking and Insurance, Chair|
|• Economic Development and Jobs Creation|
McComish's website highlights the following campaign themes:
Jobs and the Economy
- Excerpt:"McComish looks forward to continuing his efforts on behalf of the constituents of District 20 to make Arizona one of the most competitive and business friendly states in the country."
Budget and Regulation
- Excerpt:"McComish understands that government must leave a light footprint and will continue to fight to remove burdensome and unnecessary government regulations."
McComish's sponsored bills include:
- HB 2073 - state equalization property tax repeal.
- HB 2286 - tax credit; charitable organizations
- HB 2400 - partial-birth abortions; definition
- HB 2564 - abortion
For a full listed of sponsored bills see the House website.
- See also: Arizona State Senate elections, 2012
|Arizona State Senate, District 18, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||John McComish Incumbent||53.1%||51,084|
McComish raised $62,915 for the campaign, Waters raised $61,595, and Dial raised $101,903.
|Arizona State House, District 20 (2008)|
|Rae Waters (D)||37,639|
|John McComish (R)||39,820|
|Jeff Dial (R)||36,964|
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
In 2010, McComish raised $54,634 in contributions. 
No contributions to his campaign were over $1,000.
Below are McComish's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2008 election:
|Salt River Valley Water Users Assoc||$580|
|AZ Medical Assoc||$580|
|AZ Assoc of Realtors||$500|
|Rose & Harry Papp||$390|
McComish and his wife Karen have two children.
The Goldwater Institute releases its "Legislative Report Card" annually for all Arizona legislators. This report card tracks how legislators voted on key votes and assigns them a letter grade based on how closely their votes agree with the Institute's positions. The primary values emphasized in the ratings are whether votes expand or restrict liberty.
McComish received a score of 60 out of 100 in the 2012 report card for a grade of X according to the Goldwater Institute’s grading scale. This score was 3 higher than his score on the 2011 report card. McComish’s 60 in 2012 was tied for the 18th highest grade among all 30 Arizona State Senators.
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- Arizona Senate gives initial OK to Medicaid plan - KTAR.com
- Ariz. Senate debating Medicaid expansion - Danbury News Times
- Ariz. Senate debating Medicaid expansion - Fox 10 - MyFox Phoenix
- Tobin: Senate's Medicaid plan is dead in House - Arizona Daily Star - Arizona Daily Star
- Ariz. Senate passes budget with Medicaid expansion - Fox 10 - MyFox Phoenix
- Medicaid-expansion decision took courage - AZCentral.com - Arizona Republic
- Around Web: IRS-Obamacare ties, Swiss blueprint, Arizona surprise - MarketWatch (blog)
- Senate debates Brewer's plan to expand health-care program for poor - azcentral
- Sen. Melvin on Medicaid Expansion: "We're Not Going To Roll Over and Play ... - Tucson Weekly
- McComish becomes key player in Medicaid expansion drama - Arizona Capitol Times
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- Official campaign website
- Senate website
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- John McComish on Facebook
- John McComish on Twitter
- John McComish on LinkedIn
- Campaign Contributions: 2010, 2008, 2006, 2004
- ↑ Project Vote Smart - Rep. McComish
- ↑ "votemccomish," Official Campaign Website
- ↑ Mitt Romney for President, "Mitt Romney Announces Support of Additional Arizona Elected Officials," February 2, 2012
- ↑ Arizona Secretary of State - Primary candidate list
- ↑ C-SPAN/Associated Press, "August 28, 2012 Primary Results - Arizona," accessed August 28, 2012
- ↑ General election results
- ↑ 2008 general election results, Arizona
- ↑ Arizona House spending, 2008
- ↑ 2010 contributions
- ↑ Follow the Money - 2008 Campaign contributions
- ↑ 11.0 11.1 Goldwater Institute "2012 Legislative Report Card for Arizona's 50th Legislature, First Regular Session," August 15, 2012
Jerry Lewis (R)
|Arizona State Senate District 18
| Succeeded by|
|Arizona State Senate District 20
| Succeeded by|
Kimberly Yee (R)
|Arizona State House District 20
| Succeeded by|