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  name                = John Coghill Jr. |
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  |Name = John B. Coghill
  political position  = Alaska State Senate District 6 |
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  |Position = Alaska State Senate District A
  assumed office      = 2009 |
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  |Status = Incumbent
  term ends           = [[Term-end dates of legislators elected on November 2, 2010|January 24, 2015]] |
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  |Tenure = 2009-Present
  political party     = [[Republican]] |
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  |Term ends = [[Term-end dates of legislators elected on November 6, 2012|January 23, 2017]]
  profession          = Legislator |
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|Assumed office = 2009
  website            = [http://senate.legis.state.ak.us/senator.php?id=cgl Senate website] |
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  |Political party = Republican
}}{{tnr}}'''John B. Coghill''' is a [[Republican]] member of the [[Alaska State Senate]].  He has represented [[Alaska State Senate elections, 2010#District 6|District 6]] since 2009, replacing [[Gene Therriault]]. Coghill ran for the District 6 senate seat again in the [[Alaska State Senate elections, 2010|2010 state senate elections in Alaska]].
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|Leadership = Majority Leader, Alaska State Senate
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|Years leadership = 2013-present
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|Leadership 2 = Majority Leader, Alaska State House of Representatives
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|Years leadership 2 = 2002-2006
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|Base salary = $50,400/year
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|Per diem = $238 or $253/day
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|Last election = [[Alaska State Senate elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]
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|Appointed = 2009
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|Next election = November 8, 2016
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|Prior office = [[Alaska State House of Representatives]]
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|Birthday = August 15, 1950
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|Place of birth = Fairbanks, AK
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|Profession = Small Business Owner
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|Religion = Christian
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|Office website = http://senate.legis.state.ak.us/senator.php?id=cgl
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|Campaign website = http://www.johncoghill.com/
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|Personal website = http://johncoghill.blogspot.com/
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}}{{tnr}}'''John B. Coghill''' (b. August 15, 1950) is a [[Republican]] member of the [[Alaska State Senate]], representing District A since 2009. As of the 2013 session, Coghill serves as [[State Senate Majority Leader]].
  
 
Prior to joining the Alaska State Senate, Coghill was a member of the [[Alaska House of Representatives]], representing the 11th District since 1998.  From 2002-2006 he served as Majority Leader. [[Sean Parnell]] appointed Coghill to the state senate in 2009.<ref>[http://juneauempire.com/stories/112509/sta_528826943.shtml ''Juneau Empire,''"Governor picks Tammie Wilson to replace Coghill," November 25, 2009 ]</ref>
 
Prior to joining the Alaska State Senate, Coghill was a member of the [[Alaska House of Representatives]], representing the 11th District since 1998.  From 2002-2006 he served as Majority Leader. [[Sean Parnell]] appointed Coghill to the state senate in 2009.<ref>[http://juneauempire.com/stories/112509/sta_528826943.shtml ''Juneau Empire,''"Governor picks Tammie Wilson to replace Coghill," November 25, 2009 ]</ref>
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==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
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===2013-2014===
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At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Coghill served on the following committees:
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{{Committee Assignments
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|State = Alaska
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|year = 2013
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|Chamber = State Senate
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|Committee1 = Judiciary
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|Chair1 = Chair
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|Committee2 = Rules
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|Chair2 = Vice-chair
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|Committee3 = State Affairs
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|Committee4 = Senate In-State Energy
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|Chair4 = Co-chair
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|Committee5 = Armed Services
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|Joint5 = Yes
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|Committee6 = Legislative Council
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|Joint6 = Yes
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}}
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===2011-2012===
 
===2011-2012===
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Coghill has been appointed to these committees:
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In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Coghill served on these committees:
  
*[[Judiciary Committee, Alaska Senate]]
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{{Committee Assignments
*[[Select Committee on Legislative Ethics, Alaska State Senate]]
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*Subcommittee on Health and Social Services
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|Committee1 = Judiciary
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==Issue positions==
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==Issues==
  
 
Coghill's answers to the Alaska State Legislative Election 2008 Political Courage Test are available.  The test provides voters with how a candidate would vote on the issues if elected.  He did not provide a response when asked his top legislative priorities.<Ref>[http://votesmart.org/npat.php?can_id=15804 Project Vote Smart - Rep. Coghill ''Issue Positions'']</ref>
 
Coghill's answers to the Alaska State Legislative Election 2008 Political Courage Test are available.  The test provides voters with how a candidate would vote on the issues if elected.  He did not provide a response when asked his top legislative priorities.<Ref>[http://votesmart.org/npat.php?can_id=15804 Project Vote Smart - Rep. Coghill ''Issue Positions'']</ref>
  
==Sponsored legislation==
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===Sponsored legislation===
 
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*HB 34 - "An Act relating to partial-birth abortions."  
 
*HB 34 - "An Act relating to partial-birth abortions."  
 
*HB 35 - "An Act relating to notice and consent for a minor's abortion; relating to penalties for performing an abortion; relating to a judicial bypass procedure for an abortion; relating to coercion of a minor to have an abortion; and relating to reporting of abortions performed on minors."
 
*HB 35 - "An Act relating to notice and consent for a minor's abortion; relating to penalties for performing an abortion; relating to a judicial bypass procedure for an abortion; relating to coercion of a minor to have an abortion; and relating to reporting of abortions performed on minors."
 
*HB 193 - "An Act relating to representation by a legislator or legislative employee of another person in an administrative hearing; relating to charity events under the Legislative Ethics Act; requiring compensation of public members of the Select Committee on Legislative Ethics; exempting certain information from disclosure requirements of the Legislative Ethics Act."<ref>[http://www.legis.state.ak.us/basis/get_spon_sum.asp?fnmember=Coghill&mbrcode=COG&house=H&session=26 Alaska Legislature - Bills Sponsored/Co-Sponsored by Rep. Coghill]</ref>
 
*HB 193 - "An Act relating to representation by a legislator or legislative employee of another person in an administrative hearing; relating to charity events under the Legislative Ethics Act; requiring compensation of public members of the Select Committee on Legislative Ethics; exempting certain information from disclosure requirements of the Legislative Ethics Act."<ref>[http://www.legis.state.ak.us/basis/get_spon_sum.asp?fnmember=Coghill&mbrcode=COG&house=H&session=26 Alaska Legislature - Bills Sponsored/Co-Sponsored by Rep. Coghill]</ref>
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===Campaign themes===
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==== 2012====
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On his campaign website, Coghill lists seven main issues, here are excerpts:<ref>[http://www.johncoghill.com/issues/ ''John Coghill for State Senate,'' "The Issues," accessed October 27, 2012]</ref>
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*'''Energy'''
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:*Gas Storage and Trucking
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:*Drilling in the Interior
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:*Natural Gas Pipeline
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:*Susitna-Watana Dam Project
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:*Healy Clean Coal
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:*Renewable Energy
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:*Efficiency
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*'''Natural Resources'''
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:"Alaska is blessed with plentiful natural resources in the way of fish, timber, oil & gas, coal, metals, minerals, and agriculture.  Alaska’s constitution calls for responsible stewardship and wise resource development for the benefit of our people.  Our land is ripe for production.  Increased production means more jobs, more state revenue, and more investment in Alaska."
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*'''Education'''
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:"More choice makes for a better educational outcome.  The Department of Education is disconnected from the realities in Alaska.  Instead of one-size-fits-all nationwide standards, Alaska should have authority over its own education system."
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*'''Eielson AFB'''
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:"Eielson and Fort Wainwright make up 35 percent of the local economy.  Eielson Air Force Base provides civilian jobs and has an economic impact of $289 million each year on the Fairbanks area.  I will do what I can to protect Eielson AFB."
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*'''Your PFD'''
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:"In a recent mail out, Joe Thomas said I voted three times to spend your permanent fund on government. That simply is not true"
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*'''Accomplishments'''
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:''Includes a list of legislation sponsored by Coghill. See [http://www.johncoghill.com/legislation/ here] for details''
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*'''Energy Projects'''
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:"During the three years I have represented the highway communities of the Richardson and Glenn Highways, energy has been a priority, as has resource development."
  
 
==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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===2012===
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:: ''See also: [[Alaska State Senate elections, 2012]]''
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Coghill won re-election in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[Alaska State Senate elections, 2012|Alaska State Senate]] District 1 (A).  He ran unopposed in the August 28 Republican primary and defeated incumbent [[Joe Thomas]] (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://www.elections.alaska.gov/ci_pg_cl_2012_prim.php Alaska Division of Elections - August 28, 2012 Primary Candidate List]</ref><ref>[http://www.elections.alaska.gov/results/12PRIM/data/results.htm ''Alaska Division of Elections,'' Official 2012 Primary Results]</ref><ref>[http://www.elections.alaska.gov/results/12GENR/data/results.htm ''Alaska Election Division'' "Election Results 2012" Accessed November 16, 2012]</ref>
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|winner1 = John Coghill
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|candidate2 = Joe Thomas
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|votes1 = 9464
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|votes2 = 6175
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===2010===
 
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Coghill was appointed to the position of Alaska State Senator, District F in 2009.
 
Coghill was appointed to the position of Alaska State Senator, District F in 2009.
  
==Major donors==
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==Campaign donors==
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===2012===
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===2010===
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In 2010, Coghill raised $13,960 in contributions. <ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=AK&y=2010&f=S&so=O#sorttable 2010 contributions]</ref> 
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His three largest contributors were:
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| Jansen, Jim
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| Alaska Association Of Realtors
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| Associated General Contractors Of Alaska
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===2008===
 
Below are Coghill's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2008 election:<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=109981 Follow the Money - 2008 Campaign contributions]</ref>
 
Below are Coghill's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2008 election:<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=109981 Follow the Money - 2008 Campaign contributions]</ref>
 
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==Personal==
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Coghill and his wife Luann have three children.
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==Recent news==
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This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term "'''John + Coghill + Alaska + Senate'''"
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<rss>http://news.google.com/news?hl=en&gl=us&q=John+Coghill+Alaska+Senate&um=1&ie=UTF-8&output=rss|template=slpfeed|max=10|title=John Coghill News Feed</rss>
  
 
==External links==
 
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*[http://www.johncoghill.com/ Official campaign website]
 
*[http://senate.legis.state.ak.us/senator.php?id=cgl Official Alaska State Senate website of Senator John Coghill]
 
*[http://senate.legis.state.ak.us/senator.php?id=cgl Official Alaska State Senate website of Senator John Coghill]
* [http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=15804 Project Vote Smart biographical profile]
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*[http://www.facebook.com/JohnCoghillJr John Coghill on Facebook]
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* [http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=15804 Project Vote Smart biography]
 
* [http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=15804 Project Vote Smart legislative profile]
 
* [http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=15804 Project Vote Smart legislative profile]
* [http://ltgov.state.ak.us/elections/ci_pg_cl_2010_prim.php List of primary candidates in Alaska]
 
 
*Campaign contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=128180 2010], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=109981 2008], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=80052 2006], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=74354 2004], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=13877 2002]
 
*Campaign contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=128180 2010], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=109981 2008], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=80052 2006], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=74354 2004], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=13877 2002]
 
*[http://johncoghill.blogspot.com/ Personal blog]
 
*[http://johncoghill.blogspot.com/ Personal blog]
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*[http://www.housemajority.org/coghill/index.php House Majority - Profile of Coghill's time in the House of Representatives]
  
 
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John B. Coghill
John Coghill.jpg
Alaska State Senate District A
Incumbent
In office
2009-Present
Term ends
January 23, 2017
Years in position 5
PartyRepublican
Leadership
Majority Leader, Alaska State Senate
2013-present
Majority Leader, Alaska State House of Representatives
2002-2006
Compensation
Base salary$50,400/year
Per diem$238 or $253/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Appointed2009
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Alaska State House of Representatives
1999-2009
Education
High schoolNenana Public High School (1968)
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Air Force
Years of service5 years service
Personal
BirthdayAugust 15, 1950
Place of birthFairbanks, AK
ProfessionSmall Business Owner
ReligionChristian
Websites
Office website
Personal website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
John B. Coghill (b. August 15, 1950) is a Republican member of the Alaska State Senate, representing District A since 2009. As of the 2013 session, Coghill serves as State Senate Majority Leader.

Prior to joining the Alaska State Senate, Coghill was a member of the Alaska House of Representatives, representing the 11th District since 1998. From 2002-2006 he served as Majority Leader. Sean Parnell appointed Coghill to the state senate in 2009.[1]

Coghill has worked as a history teacher and administrative assistant at Bible Baptist Church School, shop foreman at the Alaska Garage Door Manufacturer, and a salesman with the Fraley Equipment Company.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Coghill served on the following committees:

Alaska Committee Assignments, 2013
Judiciary, Chair
Rules, Vice-chair
State Affairs
Senate In-State Energy, Co-chair
Armed Services
Legislative Council

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Coghill served on these committees:

Issues

Coghill's answers to the Alaska State Legislative Election 2008 Political Courage Test are available. The test provides voters with how a candidate would vote on the issues if elected. He did not provide a response when asked his top legislative priorities.[2]

  • HB 34 - "An Act relating to partial-birth abortions."
  • HB 35 - "An Act relating to notice and consent for a minor's abortion; relating to penalties for performing an abortion; relating to a judicial bypass procedure for an abortion; relating to coercion of a minor to have an abortion; and relating to reporting of abortions performed on minors."
  • HB 193 - "An Act relating to representation by a legislator or legislative employee of another person in an administrative hearing; relating to charity events under the Legislative Ethics Act; requiring compensation of public members of the Select Committee on Legislative Ethics; exempting certain information from disclosure requirements of the Legislative Ethics Act."[3]

Campaign themes

2012

On his campaign website, Coghill lists seven main issues, here are excerpts:[4]

  • Energy
  • Gas Storage and Trucking
  • Drilling in the Interior
  • Natural Gas Pipeline
  • Susitna-Watana Dam Project
  • Healy Clean Coal
  • Renewable Energy
  • Efficiency
  • Natural Resources
"Alaska is blessed with plentiful natural resources in the way of fish, timber, oil & gas, coal, metals, minerals, and agriculture. Alaska’s constitution calls for responsible stewardship and wise resource development for the benefit of our people. Our land is ripe for production. Increased production means more jobs, more state revenue, and more investment in Alaska."
  • Education
"More choice makes for a better educational outcome. The Department of Education is disconnected from the realities in Alaska. Instead of one-size-fits-all nationwide standards, Alaska should have authority over its own education system."
  • Eielson AFB
"Eielson and Fort Wainwright make up 35 percent of the local economy. Eielson Air Force Base provides civilian jobs and has an economic impact of $289 million each year on the Fairbanks area. I will do what I can to protect Eielson AFB."
  • Your PFD
"In a recent mail out, Joe Thomas said I voted three times to spend your permanent fund on government. That simply is not true"
  • Accomplishments
Includes a list of legislation sponsored by Coghill. See here for details
  • Energy Projects
"During the three years I have represented the highway communities of the Richardson and Glenn Highways, energy has been a priority, as has resource development."

Elections

2012

See also: Alaska State Senate elections, 2012

Coghill won re-election in the 2012 election for Alaska State Senate District 1 (A). He ran unopposed in the August 28 Republican primary and defeated incumbent Joe Thomas (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[5][6][7]

Alaska State Senate, District 1 (A), General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Coghill Incumbent 60.5% 9,464
     Democratic Joe Thomas Incumbent 39.5% 6,175
Total Votes 15,639

2010

See also: Alaska State Senate elections, 2010

Coghill won re-election to the District F Seat in 2010. He had no opposition in the November 2 general election.[8]

2009

Coghill was appointed to the position of Alaska State Senator, District F in 2009.

Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

In 2010, Coghill raised $13,960 in contributions. [9]

His three largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Jansen, Jim $1,000
Alaska Association Of Realtors $1,000
Associated General Contractors Of Alaska $1,000

2008

Below are Coghill's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2008 election:[10]

Contributor 2008 total
AK Auto Dealers Assoc $1,000
Robert C Penney $1,000
Alaska Assoc of Realtors $1,000
Associated General Contractors of AK $1,000
Rynnieva Moss $564

Personal

Coghill and his wife Luann have three children.

Recent news

This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term "John + Coghill + Alaska + Senate"

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Alaska State Senate District A
2013–present
Succeeded by
N/A
Preceded by
Gene Therriault (R)
Alaska State Senate District F
2009–2013
Succeeded by
Fred Dyson (R)
Preceded by
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Alaska House of Representatives
1999-2009
Succeeded by
Tammie Wilson (R)